Weight Watchers Goulash - 7 Points Plus!

I've been doing pretty well on my Weight Watchers trek - I lost 10 pounds in the first month! That said, I'm cooking a lot more and packing my lunch a LOT more. One of my favorite comfort foods growing up was Goulash (well at least that's what my Dad called it). So I was really happy to find something similar on Weight Watchers site - Cheesy Chili-Mac.

First you cook up some ground beef and onion (you could add mushrooms too!). Then you add tomatoes, tomato juice and a few spices...Next throw in beans and macaroni! (You can also use Quinoa Macaroni to add some whole grain goodness to the recipe.)

If you make according to the recipe - it's 7 pts/serving. It's a great comfort food recipe that went through quite a few lunches as well.

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Cheesy Chili-Mac Goulash

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins
7 pts on Weight Watchers!!!


  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 2/3 pound uncooked lean ground beef
  • 2 medium uncooked onion(s), chopped
  • 29 oz canned stewed tomatoes, Mexican-style (undrained)
  • 2 1/2 cup(s) canned tomato juice
  • 4 oz canned green chili peppers, diced, drained
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 serving(s) uncooked macaroni, elbow-size
  • 31 oz canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup(s) low-fat, shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Cook beef and onion until meat is browned, stirring and breaking up meat with a spoon as it cooks, about 10 minutes; drain off fat.
  2. Stir in undrained tomatoes and their juice, tomato juice, chili peppers and chili powder; bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Stir in macaroni and beans; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes. Spoon chili into bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 1 cup chili and 1 tablespoon cheese per serving.
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  1. Looks really good! Where do you find Quinoa macaroni? And is that 2 to 3 lbs of ground beef or 2/3 of a lb? Thanks!

  2. two-thirds

    and i have found quinoa macaroni at kroger, meijer and whole foods - you just have to look for it - it's usually tucked away on the bottom shelf somewhere - usually near the grains (rice)

  3. Fun recipe! I wonder if it's a regional thing, calling it goulash. We grew up with the elbow mac/tomatoes/hamburger variety.

  4. I made this last week and LOVED it!!