Newfie Goulash


This goulash with tomato soup, ketchup, and corned beef is an old recipe made by my grandmother who lived on an island in the North Atlantic — long before "goulash" was made with ground beef. It was our typical meal when my mom was in a rush to put something hot and tasty on the table. My family and friends use it a lot, and I add the grated Parmesan cheese on top to give it a gourmet touch. The dish is nice with a green salad.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 (12 ounce) can corned beef

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup

  • cup ketchup

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once water is boiling, stir in macaroni, and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, occasionally stirring, until pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook onion and garlic until onion is soft, about 5 minutes; stir in green pepper, and cook until tender, about 8 more minutes. Mash corned beef into the pot, and simmer until hot. Mix in tomato soup, ketchup, cooked macaroni, salt, and black pepper; stir to combine, and bring mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
12g Fat
41g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 919mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 32mg 158%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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