I have a super EASY recipe for you today. It’s perfect for busy weeknights and requires little time. This is my mother in law’s goulash and it’s definitely one of my hubby’s favorites.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-About 1/2 Package of elbow noodles (enough to make about 3.5-4 cups of cooked noodles)
-Ketchup (I don’t measure, but probably use about 1/2 cup. You want it to cover the meat and noodles when stirred around)
-1 lb ground beef (we use grass fed 93% lean from Zaycon)
-1 Tbsp chili powder
1.Cook noodles and drain.
2. While your noodles are cooking, brown your ground beef until cooked through.
3. Add the ketchup and chili powder and stir around.
4. Add noodles to mix altogether and you’re done!
You could even add a can of diced tomatoes, drained. But this is how we eat it and it’s delish! We have ours with a salad and veggie. It makes for great leftovers as well.
- 3.5-4 cups cooked elbow noodles
- Ketchup (about ½ cup, enough to cover noodles and meat)
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- Cook noodles and drain.
- While your noodles are cooking, brown your ground beef until cooked through.
- Add the ketchup and chili powder and stir around.
- Add noodles to mix altogether and you're done! Add more ketchup if needed.
Hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you ever try this meal!
Ashley Bowles says
We love goulash at our house. I also use my mother in law’s recipe but its a little different…we brown the beef with a little onion, cook the elbow noodles, drain, and then mix the hamburger/onion mixture with the noodles and a large can of tomato juice, a sprinkling of sugar (cuts the acidity of the tomato juice) and a generous dash of salt and pepper….super good, and easy, and best of all cheap! 🙂
I can’t believe it’s only 4 ingredients. I always want to add things to recipes with few ingredients, but I’ll take your word and try it as is!
Looks good! I may have to try it. I like the idea of it being so simple. Some days simple rules, lol. My aunt made the best goulash when I was a kid. Sadly, I never got the recipe. I did however create one by modifying (a lot) a recipe on the internet. I make it regularly. I cook my beef, onion and garlic and once it’s totally cooked, I add a can of diced tomatoes and all of the spices. I use sugar (organic evaporated cane juice) to cut the acidity as well. Then I add water to the same pot and add noodles and quinoa (for extra protein) until it’s cooked. I’ll taste and add a little more sugar or butter if it’s too acidic for me. I use all organic ingredients and it’s a delicious one pot meal.