Ground beef and macaroni. I serve with homemade bread.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large saucepan brown ground chuck, drain.

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  • Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, paprika, chili powder, macaroni and tomato paste, if desired. Add water, a tablespoon at a time, if mixture seems too dry. Simmer until macaroni is tender, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

564.7 calories; 30 g protein; 56.9 g carbohydrates; 85.1 mg cholesterol; 993.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2006
This was a great basic recipe for goulash, but seeing as how I have to always be tweaking recipes, I made the following changes: Instead of stewed tomatoes I used 1 can of diced tomatoes. I used a red onion as that was all I had on hand. I added a couple dashes of Worchestshire to give it more of a beefy flavor. Also added a dash of ground pepper and used whole wheat macaroni which I cooked seperately per package directions as there wasn't much cooking liquid in the goulash. I topped it off with some grated Romano cheese. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2006
To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with the way it turned out, and it would have been an easy mistake to fix. Just cook the pasta separately! I considered doing this, but was afraid the pasta wouldn't take on the flavor or spices. Boy, was I wrong. By trying to cook the pasta in all of the ingredients, I had a gooey albeit tasty mess at the end. Save yourself the trouble: cook pasta and sauce separately and you will have an easy, tasty meal. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 21
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2006
This was a great basic recipe for goulash, but seeing as how I have to always be tweaking recipes, I made the following changes: Instead of stewed tomatoes I used 1 can of diced tomatoes. I used a red onion as that was all I had on hand. I added a couple dashes of Worchestshire to give it more of a beefy flavor. Also added a dash of ground pepper and used whole wheat macaroni which I cooked seperately per package directions as there wasn't much cooking liquid in the goulash. I topped it off with some grated Romano cheese. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2006
To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with the way it turned out, and it would have been an easy mistake to fix. Just cook the pasta separately! I considered doing this, but was afraid the pasta wouldn't take on the flavor or spices. Boy, was I wrong. By trying to cook the pasta in all of the ingredients, I had a gooey albeit tasty mess at the end. Save yourself the trouble: cook pasta and sauce separately and you will have an easy, tasty meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2006
This was a great basic recipe for goulash, but seeing as how I have to always be tweaking recipes, I made the following changes: Instead of stewed tomatoes I used 1 can of diced tomatoes. I used a red onion as that was all I had on hand. I added a couple dashes of Worchestshire to give it more of a beefy flavor. Also added a dash of ground pepper and used whole wheat macaroni which I cooked seperately per package directions as there wasn't much cooking liquid in the goulash. I topped it off with some grated Romano cheese. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
One of my husband's favorite dinners. I made the macaroni(I only cooked about 1 cup of the macaroni) seperately and cooked the ground beef with the onions and spices. Put them all together and heated through. Since I made the macaroni seperately I used the 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. Also I had to add some salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2008
Boil water and prepare 6-8 oz of macaroni noodles according to directions on box. While noodles are cooking heat 1 lb ground beef 1/2 c green pepper diced 1/2 c onion diced in a skillet. Drain fat. After meat is browned add 2 tsp paprika 1 TBS chili powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1-14 oz can Delmonte diced tomatoes (basil garlic oregano) 4 oz tomato paste 2 TBS water 1 1/2 TBS brown sugar 1 TBS worcestershire sauce. Simmer for several more minutes then remove from heat. Mix in the cooked macaroni noodles and serve. Add a side of garlic bread for a great easy meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
I liked this recipe but did make a few changes. I cooked the pasta separately added a little crushed red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. Then I poured it into a baking dish added cheese to the top. And put in the oven at 350 until the cheese melted. Turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2005
This didn't last long at my house the boys ate 2-3 helpings each. Pretty good stuff.:-) It's a lot like the goulash my Mom used to make with the exception of the garlic and chili powder. I followed other reviewer's suggestions and cooked the garlic and onions in with the ground beef (which I seasoned with a little pepper salt chili powder and paprika while it was browning). Aside from that I followed the directions. The macaroni cooked up perfectly in the mixture. Thanks a bunch Cheryle this one's going into the regular rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This was delicious! I used tomato sauce instead of paste and added some chopped green pepper and topped with grated cheese. We all like this even my picky teenager ate it! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2004
i added a cup of green peppers and a cup of mushrooms (fresh); used a 28 oz. plus 14 oz. can of cut tomatoes; was very liberal on the spices adding cayenne and cumin; and no tomato paste. i cooked the pasta in the pot with everything else- why clean something else when you don't have to? this dish turned out very flavorful- and SO easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2006
This was a super simple and tasty dish. Similar to beefaroni. I added some frozen chopped green peppers and more garlic. I also used a 28 oz. can of diced tomatos w/ onions and peppers. I didn't use the paste. I added about 3/4 cup of water to help cook the noodles and let it simmer away. Will make again. Read More
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