Beefy Noodles (Hamburger Helper Copycat)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook ground beef (with minced garlic) until no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a bowl, mix water, bullion, onion, marmite, Worcestershire sauce & cornstarch.
  3. Put cooked beef in a pot and add liquid and stir until boiling. Once it has boiled add half a package of egg noodles (8 oz) and cover and cook until the noodles have cooked and the sauce has thickened a bit, approximately 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe almost exactly as stated except I didn't quite use all 8 oz of noodles or marmite. My sauce evaporated almost entirely and made the dish really dry. It could also use a bit more flavor. This would be a good recipe with a little tweaking. Thanks for posting.

hungrymama June 11, 2010

My family really enjoyed this. I doubled the recipe as I wanted leftovers. I followed the recipe other then I didn't add the optional marmite as I didn't know what it was. The only thing I would do differently next time is to cut back on the noodles just a bit as my family likes more meat and less noodles but that is just a personal preference. My family enjoyed this so much- I didn't have any leftovers!

bmcnichol July 14, 2009

I followed the recipe pretty closely, except I used low fat/salt beef broth from a can & whole wheat elbow macaroni. But there was too much liquid leftover even after the pasta was tender. I didn't have the time to keep simmering to reduce the liquid, so I had to throw it all out. But I think if I'd had more time to simmer it, it may have worked out. Hence no stars-but a warning to anyone else to make sure to make the time to simmer it long enough, or use less liquid!

LUVMY2BOYS May 02, 2009