Deb's Quick & Tasty Goulash OAMC

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A warm and healthy meal in 15 minutes. Also easily frozen (just don't add the pasta until ready to serve).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil a quart of water with 1 t salt. Add pasta and boil until tender. Drain (do not rinse).
  2. While water is warming up for pasta, brown 1 pound of ground beef until 1/2 pink. While beef is browning, cut up peppers, onion and garlic.
  3. Add onions and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  4. Add peppers and cook until beef is browned and peppers are tender.
  5. With your hands, break the can of whole tomatoes into thirds and add to mixture.
  6. Add remaining juice in can along with the tomato sauce, oregano, basil and corn.
  7. Boil for 5 minutes to reduce to a "sloppy joe" consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Finally throw in the pasta and enjoy ;).
Most Helpful

Nice goulash recipe. My 13 month old loved it and that is huge :) I had 1.5 lbs of ground beef, so I used a whole bag of whole wheat pasta (16oz), and increased the corn to about 1.5 cups and added a teaspoon of Italian seasoning. I also used Trader Joe's tomato soup per a previous poster's review and am glad I did - I think it added a sweeter, less acidic flavor than a tomato sauce. Next time I might season the ground beef with Lawry's or similar and increase the garlic to 3 or 4 cloves to add to the flavor. Thanks!

lolablitz November 30, 2009

This recipe is very aptly named. It is both quick and tasty. I used a can of diced tomatoes with garlic, basil and oregano in place of the can of whole tomatoes. Since the can of tomatoes already had the herbs in it, I omitted the basil and oregano. I only used the green pepper because I didn't want too much peppers in it. I also used medium shells because that was what I had on hand. The end result was delicious. I think this would also be good over rice. Made for PAC Fall 2008.

Crafty Lady 13 September 16, 2008

Wonderful! I added celery and zucchini and used fresh tomatoes and Trader Joes Tomato Soup instead of sauce. I paired it with cornbread so I omitted the pasta. My two year old gobbled it up! Thanks for such a quick and healthy meal for my family!

Motivated Mama August 05, 2008