Homemade Hamburger Helper

Save money and make a healthier hamburger casserole for your family. This one is chili flavored. Mix up the spices to make different flavors.
Photo by Sherry H.
Adapted from farmgirlgourmet.com

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servings

Adapted from farmgirlgourmet.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound ground beef

  • Cooking spray

  • 2 1/2

    cups milk

  • 1 1/2

    cups hot water

  • 2

    cups elbow macaroni

  • 1

    tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1/2

    tablespoon chili powder

  • 1

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 3/4

    teaspoon paprika

  • 1/8

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2

    cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray, add ground beef. Brown until cooked through and no longer pink. Discard any fat. Add the pasta, milk, water and spices and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to simmer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately

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