Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cheeseburger Macaroni (Homemade Hamburger Helper)

This homemade cheeseburger macaroni is made in under 30 minutes and taste sooooooooo much better than the boxed stuff.

If  you're looking for an quick and easy weeknight meal, this Cheeseburger Macaroni fits the bill. Seasoned ground beef, tender pasta, and spices all blended together with melted cheddar cheese. This simple one pot pasta meal uses homemade ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. 

Trust me, you can't go wrong with an easy, homemade skillet supper. From start to finish you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes, and you will be so surprised at how much better this recipe taste versus the boxed stuff. 

The best part about this recipe is that you can prepare a few of these hamburger helper mixes in advance and store them in your pantry. I like to use pint size mason jars, but zip lock bags work just as well. Just add all of the dry ingredients along with the pasta to a jar or bag and add a label with directions. 

That's it!!!! Now you have a few quick and easy pasta meals on hand, so you can prepare dinner in a pinch. Just add ground beef, water, milk and shredded cheddar cheese. Lets get started and I will show you how easy this recipe came together. 

In a large skillet over medium - high heat add the ground beef. Crumble and cook the ground beef until browned. Drain off any grease.

Add the pasta and all of the dry ingredients. 

Add the water and the milk. 

Mix to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. 

Cover the skillet and cook until the pasta is tender and all the liquid is almost absorbed. 

Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese just before serving.




Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni 

Ingredients:
1 - pound ground beef, browned 
1  1/2 cups whole grain or regular elbow macaroni 
1 - cup water or low sodium beef broth
2 - cups milk
1 - teaspoon onion powder
1 - teaspoon garlic powder
1 - teaspoon salt
1 - teaspoon sugar
2 - teaspoons paprika
1 - teaspoon cornstarch 
1 - cup shredded cheddar cheese, I use sharp

Directions: 
In a large skillet over medium - high heat add the ground beef.  Crumble and cook the ground beef until browned. Drain off any grease. 

Add the pasta and all of the dry ingredients to the skillet. Add the water or broth and milk. Mix everything until combined.

Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and cover the skillet. Let the pasta cook until tender and all the liquid is almost absorbed. 

Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese just before serving. 

Servings 4 
source: little house living





Make up individual Hamburger Helper mix packets by combining all of the dry ingredients including the pasta in a mason jar or zip lock bag. Label with directions and store in your pantry. If I don't have mason jars on hand, I just use zip lock bags.  


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2 comments:

Colleen said... #

I have been making this now for a few years and it is so much better than the boxed Hamburger Helper.

I put my dry ingredients in mason jars, made labels with list of ingredients and the instructions and taped right to the jar.

My daughter wanted to try it one day so I just went to the pantry and pulled out a ready made mixture and gave it to her and now her 11 year daughter makes it.

Have an enjoyable weekend Tina
'Today Is A Good Day To Have A Good Day.'

Mary said... #

Oooh that looks so good! I’ve always wondered if it was possible to come up with something like this from scratch for when you’re in a hurry so you don’t have to boil the pasta first. Thanks!