When my husband said he wanted to make this for me, the Italian in me cringed. Tomato soup? Gross. Our conversation went something like this:
Him: “I’ll cook dinner tonight honey”
Me: “Ok great! What are you making?”
Him: “It’s just tomato soup, noodles, and hamburger meat”
Me: “Oh…ok (long pause) that sounds good (lies)”
As unappetizing as it sounded, I love when he wants to cook for me and just hoped for the best. Plus, I have a love affair with pasta, so I knew it would have to be really, really bad for me to not like it.
Since I’m posting this recipe, you can probably guess that it was good. And not just good, but delicious! This has been one of our go-to meals for over ten years now, and everyone that tries it loves it. You can also add this to your repertoire of quick and easy recipes, because you can have it on the table in about 30 minutes!
Depending on your beef prices, a whole pot will cost you less than ten bucks! Speaking of beef prices, they’ve been ridiculous lately, so I always stock up when I find it marked down. Harris Teeter had the 1-pound packages of lean ground been marked down to $1.25 last week, and I bought them all.
I keep the recipe a little healthier by using lean ground beef and low-sodium tomato soup. You could use ground chicken or turkey and whole-grain or gluten-free pasta as well. If you wanted to melt some cheese over the top, you could pour it in a casserole dish and put it in the oven for a few minutes. Enjoy!
We don’t serve anything fancy with this. If we want bread, we use good ‘ole sandwich bread and make “goulash sandwiches”. This is comfort food 😉
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Printable Quick & Easy Goulash Recipe:
- 1lb Lean ground beef
- 1 - 16oz box elbow macaroni
- 2 - 15oz cans tomato soup
- 1 - tsp onion powder
- 1 - tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the pasta according to the package.
- While the pasta is cooking, brown your ground beef with all the seasonings.
- Add the soup and the macaroni to the ground beef mixture and mix well.
- Mix thoroughly and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately with parmesan cheese!