This quick and easy goulash might be an answer to prayer. It’s so fast I call it Go-Go Goulash. Anyone else with a house full of hungry kids getting a teensy bit tired of cooking these days? I mean, togetherness is great and all but running the dishwasher twice a day is not the way we want to spend our time during “social distancing”, right?
GB to the rescue with an old favorite you can whip up in one pan with just a pound of hamburger and a few simple ingredients from the pantry. This has been a family favorite for years.
Comfort Food In A Hurry
Quick and Tasty Goulash You Make in One Pan
Do you have a bigger family? Bigger appetites? This one’s super easy to double and the leftovers are awesome. Me? I call them plan-overs and I love having some to pack in my lunch for the next day! Go Go Goulash is one of my slick go-to supper dishes because it’s one of Papa’s favorites.
How’s this for easy? Brown the beef and crumble it right in the skillet. I love my Pampered Chef Mix and Chop. I use it for lots of stuff but it’s a must for quickly getting ground beef ready for so many dishes! It does a great job of breaking up the beef just the way we like it.
The Rest Is Super Simple To Do
Now it’s a simple dump-dump-dump process of adding the tomatoes, soup, macaroni and the rest. (Hint: If you can’t find the petite tomatoes, you can grab your kitchen scissors and snip them into smaller pieces right in the can!!) Experiment with some of the already seasoned petite diced tomatoes you can find nowadays and adjust the garlic and onion accordingly. You may find a flavor your family will love! Fire roasted? Basil, garlic and oregano? Yum!
Stir it all up, cover it tight and give it another stir or two while it’s cooking til the macaroni is nice and tender. While it’s doing it’s thing you’ve got time to toss a salad (bagged of course), heat a veggie like some french cut green beans or peas if you like ’em. Oh, and maybe pop some garlic toast in the oven. Mmmmmm! heavenly smells wafting from the kitchen!
In the top picture, I served GO GO Goulash with Millie’s Dilly Bread, toasted and buttered! SO good!!
Here’s one more hint. Whoops, one night I didn’t have tomato soup on the shelf, what the heck?? What’s a girl to do? I grabbed a can of mushroom soup instead and it was awesome! I dubbed it “Golden Goulash” instead of “GB goofed!”
You Will Need:
- 10″ non-stick skillet with tight-fitting lid
- Measuring cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden spoon or other spoon for non-stick cookware
- 1 pound ground beef
- Petite diced tomatoes
- Tomato soup
- Worchestershire sauce
- Elbow macaroni
- Instant minced onions
- Salt and pepper
- Brown sugar
- Garlic powder
- 1 pound ground beef, browned and crumbled
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 soup can water (about 1 1/4 cup)
- 1 1/2 cup dry elbow macaroni
- 1 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp instant minced onion
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- In a non-stick skillet with a tight-fitting lid, brown the beef and season it to taste.
- Add the remaining ingredients and give it a stir. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, put on the cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
- Remove the lid and stir a couple of times to make sure it is not sticking.
- You may need to add a little water.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 698mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 36g
Here’s another pasta dish your family will love. You can’t beat beef and pasta and this one gets an extra kick with pepperoni added! Hungry Boy Three Meat Pasta Bake.
Goulash is such a cozy comfort food, perfect for the weird and stressful time we’re living in right now. I’ll bet a favorite dish will emerge from your quarantined kitchen and someday, years from now, you’ll call it something silly like Covid casserole or stay-at-home soup.
What are you cooking out there folks? I’d love to hear from you. Tell me how you improvised and made a dish your own! Stay safe, say your prayers, and wash your hands! Blessings to you and yours!
Love, GB (Betty Streff)