The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Quick goulash

This recipe is great when you have to throw dinner together in a hurry. It can be ready to serve in 15 minutes!

What you’ll need:

1 lb ground beef
½ medium onion, minced
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
Salt & pepper to taste
1 large (16 oz) can diced tomatoes, with juice
¾ c ketchup
2 Tbl brown sugar
8 oz (1 cup) macaroni noodles, cooked and drained

Brown grown beef with seasonings and onions. Drain grease and return to pan. Add the canned tomatoes and brown sugar. Mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in macaroni noodles and ketchup. Stir and cook until heated through. Serves 4 – 6.

ground beef – $2.00/lb
onion – $1.12
diced tomatoes – $0.89
ketchup – $1.89/big bottle
brown sugar – $1.89/ 2 pound bag
elbow macaroni – $1.75
Total – $5.17


February 15, 2009 - Posted by | ----ground beef, -beef, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , ,


  1. My mom used to make this when I was young because of it’s good taste and low cost.It is delicious!

    Comment by sherri | February 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. That does sound good! 😀

    Comment by ♥ Kathy | February 16, 2009 | Reply

  3. I have an even easier recipe, 2lbs ground beef (or turkey), 1 large can tomato juice, 1 small onion chopped, and 2 cups of elbow macaroni. cook the noodles, brown the burger and onion, strain both, toss into the pasta pot, add tomato juice, salt and pepper to taste. Yummo!

    Comment by SweetPeaSurry | February 15, 2009 | Reply

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