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Sloppy Joe Goulash Recipe

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Sloppy Joe Goulash Recipe

Sloppy Joe Goulash Recipe

Are your kids begging for Sloppy Joes, but you're out of buns? Try this Sloppy Joe Goulash recipe - it has the exact same flavor, but it's served with noodles instead of bread!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb. elbow noodles
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Cook elbow noodles, in a large pot, as directed on the packaging. Drain into a large colander. Set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef in the same pot on medium temperature.
  3. Pour crushed tomatoes and barbecue sauce to the browned meat. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the noodles back to the pot, with the meat and sauce. Stir to cover the noodles with sauce.
  5. Serve hot.

Sometimes, I like to remake classic favorites such as Sloppy Joes and turn them into something new like this Sloppy Joe Goulash.

We all love Sloppy Joes, but it can be tiring having the same old sandwich and lots of times, you just don’t have the hamburger buns on hand.

But, this Sloppy Joe Goulash is easy to make with any kind of pasta you have it home. Plus, beyond the noodles, you’ll only need 3 simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry!

Ground beef (or turkey or chicken or bison or venison – any ground meat will do!)…

Crushed tomatoes and…

Barbecue sauce…

Supplies/Equipment Required:

Oh and it’s a one-pot meal, too, making cleanup super easy!

What could be better?!

So, the next time you realize you’re out of buns, try this yummy Sloppy Joe Goulash recipe instead.

You’ll be glad you did!

Sloppy Joe Goulash

Like this Sloppy Joe Goulash recipe, but want to add more to it? Here’s some super yummy ideas…

Make it healthier – Add in a cup or so of your favorite vegetables. Fresh, frozen or canned all work well – just throw them into the pot when you add the crushed tomatoes.

Spice it up – Mix hot Italian sausage, chorizo or even chopped up pepperoni to the ground beef when browning. Or use a spicy barbecue sauce instead of your classic honey or brown sugar.

Make it vegetarian – Leave the meat out and add 2 cups of your favorite vegetables instead. You could also use a plant based meat substitute, too!

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Wednesday 30th of December 2020

Looking for a recipe that uses a Manwhich type sloppy joes can. This is not any thing like I was looking for despite the name.

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