Southwestern Goulash Recipe
- 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 2/3 cup frozen corn
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a 6-qt. stockpot, cook and crumble beef with onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain.
- 2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, chilies and dry seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until flavors are blended, about 5 minutes. Stir in macaroni and cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.
1-1/3 cups: 224 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.
Reviews for Southwestern Goulash
"I followed the recipe but thought this lacked flavor. Southwest food is some of my favorite dishes but this was so bland. I'm rewarmimg it tomorrow and will add more cumin and definitely more cilantro. I also found a jar of dry Mexican seasoning and will be adding that in. I also would double the tomato sauce and reduce it to one can of diced tomatoes. It's ok but will definitely be tweaking this recipe. I like the other reviews of adding taco seasoning and jalapeno. I am really hoping adding the additional spices will perk this up!!"
"Made this with turkey burger and it was also good with that."
"I was afraid this would lack flavor, but I did not feel that it did. I enjoyed it the first night, as well as leftovers for the next couple of nights (it's just me) I thought it was very good. I may try it next time with taco seasoning (omitting the cumin, salt and pepper) just to see how it was."
"I made it as directed. It looked good, but lacked flavor. If I make it again, I would try using fresh jalapenos, increase the cumin a bit, maybe add a little oregano and garnish with grated or crumbled cheese."
"I was wondering if you could make this is a pressure cooker or a crock Pot? I have an Instant Pot here that I love to use"
"So quick to make. Tasted good also. Great weeknight meal!"
"One of the best goulash recipes my stomach has ever craved. Thank you for sharing over the recipe! :)"
"I have been making Goulash very similar to this for over 40 years. I don't add corn or cilantro (daughter didn't like them) and I used Williams chili Seasoning to taste. Always made a big batch because it was one of the few things my daughter would eat two days in a row. As easy as a "box" mix and so much better!"
"very flavorless dish. added quite a bit of spices and still tasted bland. gonna drain tomatoes next time. other than that great recipe"
"Very good, easy. We all liked it."
"Great recipe. Fat and easy."
"I love this recipe I up the spices in it for more flavor"
"I made this today and it was really good. I used 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies and also added the can of green chilies (we love chilies). Replaced the corn with black beans as someone in our family does not like corn. Added some taco seasoning to the meat also. I didn't have cilantro but next time I'll be sure to get some as I'm sure it will enhance the flavors even more. This is a keeper and I know we'll make it often. Thanks for a great recipe."
"This was so easy to make. I like that it is not too spicy but has a very nice flavor to it. Made it exactly as written and it was great. Will make this again."
"This was so easy to make! The combination of ingredients is mouth watering."
"This is real tasty and so easy too! I think I'd add just a bit more corn next time. I had everything on hand and it was a new take on goulash that my family & I really liked!"
"We were very disappointed with this recipe. The flavor was okay, but it was very acidic. I'm not even going to bother saving the leftovers."
"This was good and eay to make....i added cheese and double the cumin"
"My family loved it, even my 9-year old who refuses to eat corn or tomatoes. Definitely going into our rotation!"
"Excellent, easy to make, followed recipe exactly. Yum."
"My family loves this recipe. Even my picky 7 year old!"
"This was quite good. Of course I made some changes :)..Whole grain elbows, diced petite tomatoes with chilies (spicy hot), 1 can of black beans (drained), a bit extra cilantro and finely shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar. Oh and I used ground turkey. This one is going into my rotation file and I have already sent it out to friends. It's a hit!"
"My husband loved this one! So I guess I will be making it again. Thanks!"
"I did not care for this at all."
"used can of tomatoes with chilis & didn't have fresh cilantro in the house...can't wait to try it with cilantro bet it will be even tastier!"
"I have been making this recipe for years and love it. But instead of one cup of macaroni I use a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese and make per box instructions and just add to the other ingredients. Delicious."
"Been making this recipes for years with a few additions. Add a can of beans (your choice of kidney, black, pinto...whatever), also use a tsp of Cumin, 1/2 tsp Turmeric, 1 tsp Ancho chile powder, 1 diced Serrano pepper. Serve with toppings of sour cream or yogurt, diced green onions, grated cheddar cheese and fresh,diced cilantro."
"This is a recipe my mom used all the time, except for the chillies, cumin and cilantro as we didn't have those products available 78 years ago. I still make it and love it."
"Excellent recipe! It disapeared very quickly."
"Loved it! I used ground sausage instead of beef. I also added red pepper flakes and black beans!! Very good, easily adaptable to whatever you have in the house."
"This recipe has become a regular at our house. My kids ask for it every few weeks. I like to double the recipe and put the leftovers in individual containers for later. It reheats very well!"
"Awesome recipe! Loved it with black beans too."
"This recipe turned out to be delicious! It was so easy to make, and provided great leftovers. I will definitely be making this one again!"
"Love it! This is a great recipe! Thank you for sharing!"
"Loved it! I added garlic salt and extra cilantro. Everyone loved it! Better as a leftover to!"
"I used wheat macaroni and diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil. I left out the cilantro, as I don't like it. This dish is very good! I agree that it would be good with some black beans. You could also add a little shredded cheddar or taco cheese before serving."
"I saw this recipe over a year ago. I make it at least once every other week. It is so yummy and so filling, and so has so many flavors and colors. I just loved it!!"
"We get tired of the same ol' dishes so this recipe is a great use of burger with a different taste. Plus I usually have these ingredients on hand. I did add one rinsed can of black beans as another reviewer suggested. I also gave it a kick with Cayenne Pepper and a can of zesty diced tomatoes with jalapeno. My husband likes whole wheat pasta so that is what I used. A dollop of sour cream and a spoon of salsa EXCELLENT! Thanks TOH."
"Use shell pasta, it holds the sauce and is a nice change."
"This recipe is great. Everyone was asking me for the recipe. I used 1 can of mexican corn instead of the frozen corn. Nice change to ordinary goulash. Yummy!!"
"Thought it was a great goulash. I added some chilli powder and a half a can of rinsed black beans and it worked great."
"I used hominy instead of frozen corn- and only one can of tomatoes-next time I will add garlic and chili powder along with the cumin"
"This was very good and easy."
"I added 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/4 more tsp salt and 1/2 cup beef broth to this recipe. I decreased the diced tomatoes to 1 14 oz can. Served it with corn muffins and my family loved it!"
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.