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Sloppy Joe Goulash is the perfect meal when you're short on time.  With only three simple ingredients including ground beef, Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and Elbow Macaroni, Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet is the perfect dinner.
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Sloppy Joe Goulash - Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet

Sloppy Joe Goulash is the perfect meal when you're short on time.  With only three simple ingredients including ground beef, Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and Elbow Macaroni, Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet is the perfect dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sloppy joe goulash, sloppy joe macaroni, sloppy joe macaroni skillet, sloppy joe pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 15 ounces Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 15 ounces water
  • 1 cup dry elbow macaroni

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef, breaking into small pieces. Drain excess grease, if needed.
  • To the ground beef, add Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce, water (fill empty Manwich can with water to measure) and uncooked elbow macaroni.
    Sloppy Joe Goulash is the perfect meal when you're short on time.  With only three simple ingredients including ground beef, Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and Elbow Macaroni, Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet is the perfect dinner.
  • Stir, and simmer over medium heat until pasta is cooked through.
    Sloppy Joe Goulash is the perfect meal when you're short on time.  With only three simple ingredients including ground beef, Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and Elbow Macaroni, Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet is the perfect dinner.
  • If needed, add a little bit more water at the end to thin it out to desired consistency.
    Sloppy Joe Goulash is the perfect meal when you're short on time.  With only three simple ingredients including ground beef, Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and Elbow Macaroni, Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet is the perfect dinner.
  • Add cheese before serving, if desired.
    Sloppy Joe Goulash is the perfect meal when you're short on time.  With only three simple ingredients including ground beef, Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and Elbow Macaroni, Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet is the perfect dinner.

Notes

  • Sloppy Joe Goulash can be made with Manwich or your homemade sloppy joe sauce.
  • Use any type of pasta you have on hand instead of elbow macaroni, if needed.
  • If the goulash seems thick at the end, add a little bit of water to thin it out.
  • Optional ingredients: minced garlic, garlic powder, diced onions, Velveeta.
  • To make Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet using leftover sloppy joe, follow these instructions:  add leftover sloppy joe to a skillet with a couple cups of water. Add pasta and simmer until the pasta is cooked and the goulash is thickened.
  • Here's my go-to Old Fashioned Sloppy Joe Recipe