Homemade Hamburger Helper


Preparation10 minutes
Cook time40 minutes
ServingsServes 4 to 6


  • 1 lb of Ground Beef
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion, minced
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Flour
  • 1/2 cup of Tomato Sauce
  • 5 cups of Beef Stock
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1lb of Elbow or Shells pasta
  • 8oz of Sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 1 tsp of Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp of Granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp of Granulated Onion
  • 1 tsp of Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Chili Powder
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper, optional
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


    1) In a Dutch oven add the oil, preheat over medium heat, then add the beef, break it up as much as you can with a wooden spoon, cook until about 80% cooked through, if it releases too much fat, discard most leaving behind under 2 tbsp.

    2) Add the onions and garlic, season with a touch of salt and pepper, sauté for about 5 minutes then add the flour and stir it in for a full minute.

    3) Add the stock, milk, tomato sauce and seasonings, bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes then add the pasta, cook until al dente, adjust the seasoning to taste then stir in the cheese and dig right in!

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