Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Homemade Cheeseburger Helper

For a while when I was newly married, my husband and I really enjoyed Hamburger Helper. It didn't matter if it was the national or store brand. We enjoyed all the varieties of it.  So I was please to find a Homemade Cheeseburger Helper from Iowa Girl Eats. This recipe is so delicious and easy to make. A real find!

Homemade Cheeseburger Helper


1lb lean ground beef
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup hot water
2 cups skim milk
1-1/2 cups dry gluten-free or regular elbow macaroni (or other small pasta)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Brown ground beef in a large skillet or pot. Drain and return to pan.
Add in cornstarch, seasonings, hot water, skim milk and pasta. Stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, place a lid on top, and simmer until pasta is al dente, stirring a couple of times.
Turn off the heat and stir in cheddar cheese until melted. Let stand for 5 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.

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