I think you'll find the following recipe tastier than the packaged
product and much more economical to serve.
Brown one pound hamburger, drain fat. Add 1 cup water, 1 cup uncooked
macaroni, one 16-oz. can
chopped tomatoes, and 1/2 cup seasoning mix. Simmer covered 20 minutes
until macaroni is tender.
Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup grated cheese.
Hamburger Helper Seasoning Mix
1 1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. dried parsley
1/3 cup instant onion
3 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. salt
1 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
3 1/2 Tbsp. beef bouillon granules
Yield: 5 - 1/2 cup servings
Here are two other 'Hamburger Helper' variations:
Chili Tomato Macaroni
Brown one pound hamburger; drain off fat. Add one cup water, one cup
uncooked macaroni, one
16-ounce can chopped tomatoes, one Tbsp. chili powder and 1/2 cup
seasoning mix. Simmer covered
20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
Brown one pound hamburger, drain off fat. Add 3/4 cup water, 6 peeled
thinly sliced potatoes, 2/3
cup seasoning mix. Simmer covered 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are
tender. Stir. Uncover and
cook until excess water is evaporated.
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Copycat Main Dishes
Brown one pound (more or less) of ground beef in a skillet.
Stir in 2 cups pasta or 1 cup rice or 2 cups slices potatoes (dried
is fine) and 2 cups water (use one cup if using fresh potatoes),
1/4 cup butter or margarine, and one of the sauce mixes below.
Cheeseburger Macaroni flavor of Hamburger Helper
Use macaroni and 1/4 cup of this mixture.
4 1/2 cups dehydrated cheese
2 2/3 Tbsp powdered milk
2 2/3 cups flour
2 tsp onion powder
Stroganoff flavor of Hamburger Helper
Use noodles or potatoes and 1/3 cup of the following mixture. Stir in
1/4 cup sour cream just before serving. (1/4 cup fresh or canned
mushrooms may be used instead of dried, but put them in when you cook,
not when preparing the mix for storage)
4 cups powdered milk
4 cups flour
2 cups minced onion
1 cup beef bouillon
1/4 cup onion powder
4 cups dried mushrooms
2 Tbsp celery salt
Pizza Spins flavor of Hamburger Helper
Use wheel shaped pasta, one can tomato sauce and 2 Tbsp of Italian
seasoning or 2 Tbsp of the following mixture.
1/4 cup crushed basil
1/4 cup ground oregano
2 Tbsp garlic powder
1/2 cup parsley
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