Beat the Clock Goulash


Beat the Clock Goulash

Beat the Clock Goulash
20 Min

Take your mark, get set, cook! With this easy recipe for Beat the Clock Goulash, you'll be at the finish line and have dinner on the table before the family gets there!

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups ready-to-use beef broth
  • 1 (8-ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot, brown ground beef with onion over high heat, stirring to break up the beef. Add broth, macaroni, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-high, cover, and simmer 6 to 8 minutes, or until macaroni is tender.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, and serve in bowls.



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I love goulash!

This recipe was just OK more like on the stroganoff side than a goulash to me As everyone has their own taste here is my ideal of a good goulash and quick when in a hurry I brown ground beef w onion green pepper while boiling the macaroni separately until half done Drain the grease from the ground beef mixture if there is any I use lean so there's nothing to drain usually Then I add a can of del monte diced tomatoes W basil oregano and ketchup I add a teasp Of sweet basil to taste and salt and pepper and of course add the cooked macaroni some of the water let simmer until macaroni is done enough for you Don't over cook as the macaroni will continue to cook after you remove it from the burner You will want to taste as you go alone and only had theRead More sweet basil if you like more than what is in the tomatoes already same with the ketchup this adds sweetness so only add if you want it I some times add cans of the tomatoes with the basil and oregano and omitt the ketchup we love this you can freeze single serving to heat in the microwave -

Very bland except the "way too much garlic powder". Needs alot of doctoring.

I agree. I won't be making this again!

This is a meal most people will enjoy even children who are fussy ! so rock on with this yummy recipe.any thing you add will come out yummy,i add lipton onion soup seasoning pack for added flavor and tomatoe paste for richness,remember make it you'r own,there's not set rules.

I use pasta sauce instead of die for!!

I would definitely drain the hamburger before adding the broth! The recipe didn't call for you to do this so I didn't and ended up with way too much liquid!! I had to use cornstarch to thicken the liquid so I could salvage the dish.

I would definitely drain the hamburger before adding the broth. The recipe didn't call for you to do that so I didn't and ended up with too much liquid!! I had to use cornstarch to thicken the liquid so I could salvage the dish.

My daughter loves goulash so I will be making this for her when she visits. I would also add green and/or red pepper, and I would substitute minced garlic for garlic salt. Thanks for the recipe

I think this is the best internet recipe I have ever made. I do not say this lightly; up until a year ago I had an internet recipe "problem" and had printed out thousands; I finally sorted and bound them all up and to solve my urges I page through the binders. Found this and made it, and I say again....the BEST internet recipe I've found!

This sounds really good I'm going to make it for dinner tomorrow night!

I added some diced tomatoes which made it taste better to us.

As for subbing Manwich, Manwich is not good even to make Manwiches.

I think you can put whatever you want in Goulash..... that is most likely why it is called "GOULASH". (Aflack)!

This recipe was sooooo gooood! Will definitely make again! Instead of ground beef I used ground turkey, I didn't have beef broth so I used 4 beef bouillon cubes, and I seasoned my ground turkey with Adobo seasoning while browning it. It had a bit and of a stroganoff taste and really yummy. Great, quick, one pot recipe for cooking dinner on a busy evening!

This is very good. Made it as directed but doubled it. Served it with a small salad & garlic bread. I cook mostly from scratch my own goulash but I will do this one often. Has a bit of a Swedish flavor...

Recipe direction are terrible. Don't see where 3 and a half cups of broth are going to be sufficient to boil an 8 ounce package of elbow macaroni. Is the macaroni supposed to absorb all the broth since there is no mention of draining any excess liquid? I am assuming that the macaroni absorbs the when you cook rice.

Thank you for your question and comments. We have tested this recipe and found that 3-1/2 cups of ready-to-use beef broth was sufficient to cook 8 ounces of elbow macaroni. The pasta will absorb some of the liquid, but not all. As the directions state, mix sour cream into the remaining broth, and it will make a rich, creamy sauce for the dish. Thank you and enjoy!

well on this recipe, you could have been more specific with tne broth---should the broth be can , do we diluth with water or straight for the can without diluthing--also you forgot to say when to add the mushrooms---it did not look anything like the picture

The broth in this recipe is not diluted, it is ready-to-use beef broth and canned is fine. Thank you for your question.

gramacali, WHAT MUSHROOMS? Am I not seeing something?

LOLOL...I don't think TXCOjh is still in the goulash category!!! I gasped and stopped reading when TXCOjh started talking about using "Manwich" in the recipe!!! LOL

I don't think that any vegetables but tomatoes and onions belong in goulash, but that is my opinion. :-) Lawry's seasoning is also good to use in place of regular salt.

You can cut it in half..I do that will a lot of recipes is just two of us too.

I'm by myself...but, I double and triple a recipe, so I can freeze the leftovers. If I come home from being somewhere...I don't have to think about supper!! Have always done this...even when hubby was alive!!

I made this using 1 lb of ground beef and about 10 chopped up mushrooms. I also used greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. You might want to add some salt as it was a little bland without it. It made a nice quick and easy dinner.

Can you cut this recipe in half for me. Just 2 of us. No kids at home. Maybe Mr. Food can put a link in here to cut recipes down or even make them for more people.

Rojab92: Mr. Food is deceased

sounds VERY plain to me... how about some chopped up red or green peppers, diced tomatoes & tomato sauce... I also sometimes add corn to mine -- AND the kids love it!

Adding additional vegetables is up to you. Try whatever works for you and your family! Enjoy!

I always add mushrooms, and peas or another type of veggie to stretch it!! Don't forget GARLIC!!

Been making this for years. Add corn, bacon bits, diced potatoes or rice, to give it delicious variety. Macaroni can be omitted when using potatoes. Instead of the cream or yogurt, try a can of Manwich or stewed tomatoes for a different variation, too.


Plain nonfat yogourt might work. Or use fat free sour cream


You can sub Greek yogurt for the sour cream, just do not use the non/low fat variety as they are not well suited for cooked recipes. They work well in all non cooked recipes but break down a bit otherwise. I have found that "Greek Gods" natural plain yogurt works well for me. It also makes the base for the best smoothies ever.


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