Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Homemade “Hamburger Helper”

In 30 minutes or less, This Homemade hamburger helper is full - flavored and easy to make!

Homemade Hamburger Helper


·         1-1/4 lb. lean ground beef
·         2 Tbsp. olive oil
·         2 1/2 cups fat-free milk
·         1 1/2 cups hot water
·         2 cups dry farfalle pasta
·         2 Tbsp. cornstarch
·         1 Tbsp. chili powder
·         2 tsp. garlic powder
·         3/4 tsp. salt
·         3/4 tsp. smoked paprika
·         1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
·         Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
·         1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend



1.     Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking meat apart with a wooden spoon while it cooks. Drain.

2.     Add the milk, water, pasta, cornstarch, and spices; stir to combine. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to low and simmer. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Happy Cooking

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