I had an extremely busy weekend coming up.
We had family flying and driving in from all over the country. My little sister was finally getting married! We have one of the biggest houses, so of course we offered to take in as many people as we could. We were going to be on the run most of the time though. Bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsals, dinners, and then the big day. In between all of that, we were going to have to eat something. I knew I wasn’t going to have time to cook, so I figured the crock pot was going to be the way to go.
I remembered my mom’s goulash in the crock pot and it was always so tasty and there was so much of it. It was a lot like this recipe from Facebook. Thursday was the night that everyone was going to be arriving, so that morning I got started on this.
It went together nice and quick and cooked up beautifully. Of course, when everyone got to my house, they were starving. They suggested ordering a pizza until they saw this pot of deliciousness cooking in the kitchen.
It fed the whole crew and everyone really liked it…even the kids!
I made a double batch of this so there were even some leftovers to put in the fridge that night. The following day, they didn’t stick around too long though. I think one of my cousins even had some for breakfast! He wanted to make sure he didn’t miss out on a second serving I guess. My sister’s wedding turned out beautifully, and all of our guests stayed comfortably. Soon after the house cleared out, I made this again for just my family and it was just as tasty the second time. This is going to be a recipe that I hold onto for many years to come!
When you have a crowd to feed, this is definitely the way to go!
1 lb ground beef
1 can(s) Hunt’s diced tomatoes
2 can(s) Campbell’s tomato soup
4 c pasta, uncooked usually macaroni but use what you like
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 c butter
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 c shredded cheese (use your favorites)
3/4 c chopped onion
Cook hamburger, onions, red pepper flakes, and other seasonings Cook on Low Heat in Crockpot.
After 30 minutes or so stir and add tomato soup and diced tomatoes. Also, add Macaroni. Add 1 cup of water. I put the macaroni in now but if you want a firmer pasta cook separately then cook all together for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle top with your favorite cheeses and bread crumbs as you like.
Cook on low for a total of 4 – 6 hours
Better the next day and freezes beautifully. Enjoy
Thanks to My Incredible Recipes for this amazing photo.