I like to make Spicy Goulash with Beans because less meat is needed to round out the dish. Beans are so good for you and I try to cook with them multiple times a week. If you are looking for an alternative to your chili party I highly recommend Spicy Goulash with Beans.
I originally found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2011 Annual Recipes Cookbook. I altered it a little to add more tomatoes and less spice.
Cost Per Serving $1.81 as of June 2022
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.
- This reduces cost per serving to $1.02.
I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.
Crock-Pot and Stove Top
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
1 - can diced tomato 14.5 oz $0.72
1 - elbow macaroni 16 oz $0.92
|1 pound lean ground beef|
|3 cans tomato and green chili|
|1 can diced tomato|
|2 cans kidney beans|
|2 cups water|
|1 medium onion; diced|
|1 medium pepper; diced|
|1/4 cup red wine vinegar|
|2 tablespoons chili powder|
|1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce|
|2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules|
|1 teaspoon dried basil|
|1 teaspoon dried parsley|
|1 teaspoon ground cumin|
|1/4 teaspoon pepper|
|2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni|
- Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
- Add all ingredients except beef and elbow macaroni.
- Sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper. Heat the pan then brown the meat in a skillet breaking into small pieces; drain the drippings and add the beef to the crock-pot.
- Stir to combine.
- Place crock-pot on low for 5-6 hours
- 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 Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 5