Homemade Hamburger Helper
You are going to love the cheesy, hamburger, and macaroni ingredients that make this hamburger helper.
- 1 lb lean ground beef 90/10 if possible
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 4 cup beef broth you can use low sodium
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 cup elbow macaroni uncooked
- 2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
In a large soup pot (4 to 5.5 quart is good), on medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and garlic. Drain any fat or liquid (there won’t be much since we’re using lean meat).
When the beef is completely cooked, add the beef broth, water, tomato paste, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, dried parsley and black pepper. Keep the temperature at medium-high heat. (This may look like a lot of fluids, but it is needed to properly cook the pasta)
Once the beef mixture reaches a rolling boil, reduce the heat to medium.
Add the elbow macaroni and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes. Stir often and make certain the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Once the noodles are tender, remove the pan from the heat and add the shredded cheese a 1/2 cup at a time. Stir well after adding each 1/2 cup.
Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 25gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 846mgPotassium: 595mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 854IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 237mgIron: 3mg