Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I don't know where this came from; it's similar to others listed, but the addition of the Rotel really gives it a spicy flavor. If you don't like as much heat, use the milder Rotel and/or substitute one of the cans of Rotel with petite diced tomatoes. Very inexpensive, easy and quick to make! I serve with garlic toast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown hamburger/turkey in large skillet.
  2. While hamburger is browning, cook macaroni per package directions, usually 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, Rotel (and tomatoes, if you are using those) to hamburger.
  4. Drain macaroni and add to hamburger.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Mix together all ingredients.
  7. Simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes.
  8. You may have to add a little water while cooking, depending on how "saucy" you like it.
  9. Serve with a salad and garlic toast.


Most Helpful

I am so very pleased with this recipe. I used a can of the original Rotel and a can of Rotel Chile Fixings. It is a bit spicy. I will eat it. But if you have people that can not eat the spicy add a bit of cubed chedder cheese. I love it. That was the only change I made. Thank You for a wonderful recipe. Hugs

Braunda June 21, 2005

I've been making a variation of this for quite some time. Pretty much the same except I only use 1 can of tomato sauce and 1 can of Rotel along with 1 can of regular diced tomatoes. This time I used mini bow-tie pasta. I like to put a slice of american cheese in the bowl and top it with the goulash. Quick and easy. And very good.

A Pinch of This ... May 22, 2010

WOW - who knew something this simple could taste SO GOOD !! Had this for dinner last night, and we loved it. I used ground buffalo, and added 1 tsp each of dried oregano and worchestershire ~ DELICIOUS! Thanks Troop Angel ~ made for your Week#6 Football Pool win, October 2009!

FloridaNative October 21, 2009

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