'This is among the tastiest and speediest recipes in my collection--and it's my husband's favorite one-pot dish,' comments Maurane Ramsey from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
5 servings


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, water, chili powder, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil. Add macaroni. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.



Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 303 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 743 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 25.3g; fat 20.8g; cholesterol 71.8mg; sodium 779.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (273)

Rating: 4 stars
I realized after making this and tasting it, that it was kind of bland for us. So, I made a couple of modifications. I added a teaspoon of garlic powder, taco seasoning, onion powder and worchestire sauce and about a tablespoon of hot sauce. Then, it was really good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Came home, had the stereotypical "blah" pound of ground beef in the fridge. Wanted something different for a change. Took a minute to search the site and found this! My only changes were: added minced garlic in w/the onions and ground beef while cooking, and also added 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/3 extra cup macaroni, 1/3 extra cup water. Next time I will use "petite diced" tomatoes instead due to my finicky husband. (His only complaint.)This was so good I'll never make "regular" goulash again!! Thanks for rescuing me from another boring ground beef dinner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband and I really liked this recipe! After reading the reviews about it being bland I did change a few things....I used two cans of Rotel instead of one can of diced tomatoes...I also used two teaspoons of chili powder and add a teaspoon of cumin. Will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was easy and quick to put together and the flavor is AWESOME - just enough! Created this in the "for 50" quantity for a youth outreach program for "at risk children" at our church. They came back 4-5 times for another serving and then begged to take some home to their parents or for themselves. It was a hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband gave this a five...something he doesn't do often! The only thing I changed was I omitted the corn and subbed a small can of diced green chiles (personal preference). I served it with a dollop of sour cream and taco chips. Yummy, fast and easy! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I increased the vegetables in this skillet meal (chopped red pepper, diced mushrooms, cubed zucchini) and I did add a little more pasta which means I did have to add another can of tomato sauce. I did choose to cook the pasta seperately, then fold it into the other ingredients in the skillet before sprinkling with cheese. As is, this was bland. After tasting it, I added in some homemade taco seasoning. The boys liked it, there was enough leftover for one lunch the next day. I'd make this again but I'd play with the recipe a bit. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy to make; perfect for someone like me who has done very little cooking. I thought it tasted ok; my wife thought it was great (probably because she had a night off from cooking, you're welcome). Proportions were very good although next time I will double the amount of corn. I accidentally used a tablespoon (instead of a teaspoon) of chili powder but was able to get some out so only about 2 teaspoons worth actually stayed in the meal. My wife did not even notice. I also used Longhorn Style Mild Cheddar Cheese because apparently that is all my wife buys. My wife says we/I will make it again... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I changed this up just a bit by using ground turkey instead of beef and also used pepper-jack cheese. The taste was awesome! Easy to prepare and plenty of left-overs for next day lunch. I highly recommend!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
yum ok but i make this quite often with a couple of additions add a can of ranch style beans and use velvetta cheese also canned whole peeled tomatoes (fire roasted if you can find them instead of tomatoe sauce) also use garlic,comino and based on your preference saute bell pepper and onion and this will be awesome Read More