Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Homemade Hamburger Helper- Cheeseburger Mac Recipe

Growing up I always loved when my mom made Hamburger Helper.  I loved how simple yet delicious it always was, it never disappointed!  Now that I'm a "chef" according to my husband, making boxed Hamburger Helper is just not acceptable in his eyes... easy for him to say!  Sometimes I want a night of quick and easy dinner and dishes, ya know?  So with that being said, I decided I was gonna attempt my own "Hamburger Helper"... and the results are amazeballs! 

P.S. Did I mention this is a ONE POT DISH!?


16 oz. elbow noodles
1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. seasoning salt
1 tbsp. tomato paste
4 c. beef broth
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
2 c. shredded Monterey jack cheese
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Parsley for garnish
Bacon bits for topping, optional- and highly recommended ;)


-In a large skillet with high edges, heat the olive oil over med-high heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook til onions are tender, about 5 minutes.  Add the ground beef, and season with salt and pepper (to taste) and seasoning salt.  Stir in the tomato paste.  Cook til ground beef is browned.
-Mix in the beef broth and worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.  Add the pasta and reduce heat to simmer, cooking for 10-15 minutes or til pasta is tender. 
-Remove from heat and stir in both cheeses til melted, smooth, and combined thoroughly.
-Garnish with parsley and bacon bits, if desired.


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