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Spicy Goulash with Beans

If you are looking to feed a large crowd and fill them up then look no further than this Spicy Goulash with Beans.

I like this recipe because it adds beans to supplement the meat. Beans are so good for you and I try to cook with them multiple times a week. Try serving this dish with homemade garlic parmesan bread.

I originally found this recipe in my taste of home cookbook but you can also find it online. I altered it a little to add more tomatoes and less spice. 

Crock-Pot and Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $21.66 as of June 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $12.26.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 12

Serving size: 1 cup

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet and 1 crock-pot

Total time: 5-6 hours


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $9.40.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $9.40 as of June 2022

  • beef bouillon granules $2.18
  • chili powder $1.00
  • ground cumin $1.28
  • dried basil $1.00
  • dried parsley $1.00
  • red wine vinegar $1.94
  • worcestershire sauce $1.00


Total: $12.26 as of June 2022

  • 1 - medium onion $0.62
  • 1 - green pepper $0.78
  • 1 - pound ground beef $5.62
  • 2 - cans kidney beans 16 oz $1.44
  • 3 - cans tomatoes and green chili's $2.16

    **14.5 oz

  • 1 - can diced tomato 14.5 oz $0.72
  • 1 - elbow macaroni 16 oz $0.92

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Place crock-pot on low for 5-6 hours
  2. Add 2 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni; cover and continue to cook for 30 minutes or until macaroni is cooked. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Extreme Menu 5 – Family of 4

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