Mom's Go-To Weeknight Goulash


1/2 pound elbow macaroni
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Jack cheese


1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over high heat, brown beef, bell pepper, and onion 6 to 8 minutes, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet.
3. Add macaroni, spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and heat 1 more minute, or until cheese is melted.