Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper!

We love hamburger helper!  But, I am not a fan of the boxed meal that contain ingredients I can't pronounce, and I love making my husband a delicious treat from scratch.

I found a recipe over at Farmgirl Gourmet, but I tweaked it a bit as I don't like too much spice in mine. 


1 pound ground beef
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 cups macaroni (whichever style you choose)
1 T cornstarch
1 T chili powder
2 t garlic powder
1 t sugar
1 t salt
1/4 t paprika
pinch of red pepper flakes
2 1/4 cups shredded cheese

Brown and drain ground beef.  
Ground Beef
Add in pasta, milk, hot water and spices.  

Chili powder, cornstarch, garlic powder, sugar, salt, paprika and crushed red pepper.

Stir, and bring to a boil.  Cover and let it simmer for approximately 10-12 minutes (until pasta is al dente).   
 If it looks like it's getting too dry, add some milk.

Add your shredded cheese, stir and dinner is served!

It was delicious!  What meals do you make from scratch? 


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  1. looks wonderful - did you bring any left overs for me to work??

    1. It was so delicious, there were no leftovers!

  2. This looks delicious! I have never thought to make hamburger helper from scratch. I am definitely printing this out! Make sure you come visit my blog and link up for my Tasty Tuesday party!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

    1. Julia - thanks for the heads up! I am heading over there now to check everything out.

      I hope this dish is as delicious to you as it was to me!

  3. OK, I'll admit I loved hamburger helper as a kid, but I don't like all the chemicals as an adult. Great healthy version, so glad you brought it to foodie friday.

    1. Well, thanks for having me, Diane! This has been a favorite in our house for the last few weeks. Reading all those other recipes has me drooling!

  4. My family loves h.h. This looks great. Thanks for sharing at the Anything Goes linky at Bacon Time. Hope to see you again tomorrow.