Homemade Hamburger Helper

Healthier and tastier, make your own hamburger helper for dinner tonight! A quick and easy, one pan meal your family will love.
Photo by Lynn W.
Homemade Hamburger Helper!
Mmm. Creamy and cheesy macaroni supper!
Photo by Lynn W.
Mmm. Creamy and cheesy macaroni supper!
Add the milk, water, noodles and seasoning.  Stir and simmer for 20 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.
Photo by Lynn W.
Add the milk, water, noodles and seasoning. Stir and simmer for 20 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.
Brown the meat. I like my T-Fal non stick pans.
Photo by Lynn W.
Brown the meat. I like my T-Fal non stick pans.
After meat is browned, drain the fat.
Photo by Lynn W.
After meat is browned, drain the fat.
Mmm. Creamy and cheesy macaroni supper!
Add the milk, water, noodles and seasoning.  Stir and simmer for 20 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.
Brown the meat. I like my T-Fal non stick pans.
After meat is browned, drain the fat.

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PREP TIME

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TOTAL TIME

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound ground beef

  • 1

    cup hot water

  • 2

    cups milk

  • 1 1/2

    cups elbow macaroni

  • 1

    tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1

    tablespoon chili powder

  • 1

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1

    teaspoon onion powder

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon paprika

  • 1 1/2

    cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain. Add hot water, milk and pasta and your homemade sauce packet (corn starch, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, sugar, and paprika). Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. In the last few minutes of cook time, stir in the cheese; cover the pot again for the final few minutes of cook time. When the pasta is tender and the cheese is melted, turn off heat and uncover. Let mixture stand, uncovered, about five minutes. It will continue to thicken as it stands.

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