Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Homemade Hamburger Helper

We all love hamburger helper.
Don't lie. You secretly love it.
I secretly love it. It reminds me of being young before I knew that food that comes mostly from a box is probably not the healthiest choice.

Forget the box! Make it yourself. It's easier than I thought it would be.

I used this amazing recipe.

Ingredients that I used:
1.4lb Very Lean (7%) Ground Beef
2 cups 2% Organic Milk
1 cup Organic Chicken Stock
2 cups Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta
1.5 cups Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Various Spice Cabinet Goodies
Including, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Paprika, Salt, Pepper, Cumin, and a bit of Agave Nectar.

It's basically just like the process on the box.

1. Brown your ground beef.

2. Add a bunch of spices that I didn't measure in any way. I splashed in some stuff that looked right to me.

3. Add 1 cup hot chicken stock or water

4. Add 2 cups milk. I used 2% to make the sauce a little thicker than with my traditional skim milk. I really wanted to avoid using corn starch in the recipe.

5. Add the noodles.

6. Simmer with the lid on about 12-13 minutes stirring occasionally.

7. Add the cheese and stir it all together

8. Marvel at your homemade corn free hamburger helper that tastes even better than the real thing!

Happy Eating!

1 comment:

  1. this was sooo yummy! thank you for bringing it over! my mom loved it too!