Homemade Hamburger Helper!

[This post can also be viewed at Eldie’s Domesticated Life]

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.

Ingredients:

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.

 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?

[Eldie]

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Read more at http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2012/12/homemade-hamburger-helper.html#tgIHkRx2YheyYm4A.99

 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Read more at http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2012/12/homemade-hamburger-helper.html#tgIHkRx2YheyYm4A.99

 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Read more at http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2012/12/homemade-hamburger-helper.html#tgIHkRx2YheyYm4A.99

 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Read more at http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2012/12/homemade-hamburger-helper.html#tgIHkRx2YheyYm4A.99

 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Read more at http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2012/12/homemade-hamburger-helper.html#tgIHkRx2YheyYm4A.99

 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Read more at http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2012/12/homemade-hamburger-helper.html#tgIHkRx2YheyYm4A.99

 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Read more at http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2012/12/homemade-hamburger-helper.html#tgIHkRx2YheyYm4A.99

Lil' Mrs. Tori
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5 thoughts on “Homemade Hamburger Helper!

  1. Tina April 1, 2014 at 10:00 am Reply

    Oh WOW! I was driving home last night and craved Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper!!! No lie! But I hate all the “stuff I can’t pronounce” so I haven’t had it in a long time. I will make that this week.

    • Lauren April 1, 2014 at 10:12 am Reply

      Tina, it is WONDERFUL! Let me know what you think!

  2. pam winkler April 1, 2014 at 10:51 am Reply

    looks wonderful – did you bring any left overs to work for me????

  3. notcold40 April 1, 2014 at 10:53 am Reply

    That seems like enough for a large family.

    • Lauren April 1, 2014 at 10:58 am Reply

      We are a large family.

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