Mom's Macaroni and Cheese Goulash

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"This is something my mom used to make for me when I was a kid. It is simple, quick, and great for kids and adults alike."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (423.2 g)
  • Calories 442.1
  • Total Fat - 26.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 107.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1400.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 8.5 g
  • Protein - 35.1 g
  • Calcium - 119.3 mg
  • Iron - 5.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until tender; drain.

Step 2

Mix cooked macaroni with butter, stirring well.

Step 3

While macaroni is cooking, cook ground beef, garlic and onion in a large skillet until beef is browned and cooked through.

Step 4

Drain any accumulated fat.

Step 5

Add chili powder, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (with their juice), mixing well.

Step 6

Bring meat mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until macaroni is done.

Step 7

Mix meat mixture with cooked buttered macaroni (do NOT add any additional milk as package suggests).

Step 8

Sprinkle contents of cheese packets into pasta and stir until blended.

Step 9

Serve garnished with grated cheddar, if desired.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Yummy! Delicious Easy recipe! As soon as I saw Sue post this recipe I knew I had to try it! I wasn't disappointed, we really enjoyed it. It does make a ton though! Made for the Pick Me! recipe tag game.


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(6 May 2013)

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