one pot beef goulash

A friend shared this one pot beef goulash recipe that is only 7 points per serving on the Weight Watchers plan.  We need one skillet meals that WARM us up in the winter after working outside on the farm.  This is a great new recipe to add to the meal rotation!

We like this meal because it is filling, but it is also forgiving.  The recipe could be easily doubled to make a large meal or plenty of leftovers.  It is easily reheated and tastes great if extra tomato juice is added to keep it moist.

Before cell phones I remember my dad working late out and about on the farm.  My mom never knew when to expect him, but one thing was for certain, he was going to be hungry when he got home.  On school nights I remember her spending hours making a warm meal for my brother and I, but taking extra care to keep my dad’s food warm, without overcooking it or drying it out.  This is the perfect recipe to keep warm or re-heat if needed.

We always have ground beef and elbow macaroni on hand, but we did have to pick up the stewed tomatoes, tomato juice, green chilis and pinto beans.   Of course we used our Scan Pan to make this recipe!

one pot beef goulash

My hard working farmer may have enjoyed a double serving of this meal!

one pot beef goulash

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One Pot Beef Goulash

A friend shared this one pot beef goulash recipe that is only 7 points per serving on the Weight Watchers plan.  We need one skillet meals that WARM us up in the winter after working outside on the farm.  This is a great new recipe to add to the meal rotation!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped & uncooked
  • 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 oz green chili peppers
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 15.5 oz canned pinto beans rinsed & drained
  • 1/4 cup low-fat, shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Warm skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil.  Cook beef and onion until meat is browned, stirring and breaking up meat with a spoon as it cooks.  Drain off fat, if applicable.

  2. Stir in undrained tomatoes and their juice, tomato juice, chili peppers & chili powder; bring mixture to a boil.

  3. Stir in macaroni and beans; return to a boil.  

  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes. Spoon chili into bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 1 cup chili and 1 tablespoon cheese per serving.  

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4 thoughts on “One Pot Beef Goulash”

  1. I’ve made something similar, but never with the pinto beans. I’m going to plan on making this soon; warm and inviting in this weather!

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