Old School Goulash

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cups dried elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cans tomato sauce (8 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 oz) DO NOT DRAIN
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels


  1. Chop the onion and cook along with the ground beef over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook until the beef is no longer pink. Drain and rinse with hot water. Set aside.
  2. Wipe the now empty skillet out with a paper towel and add the uncooked macaroni. Add the water, tomato sauce, olive oil, diced tomatoes with their juice, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to combine and bring to a boil over medium heat. Place lid on skillet, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. The macaroni should be al dente after 15 minutes of simmering. Add the cooked ground beef back to the skillet along with the corn, stir to incorporate and heat through, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe submitted by Colleen S.