Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
My husband LOVES hamburger helper. So one evening when we didn't have a box in the pantry, I improvised. I like it better than the box! he he
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 8 ounces Velveeta cheese (I use about a half of loaf)
- 1⁄4 cup 2% low-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon onion powder (to taste)
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb whole wheat noodles (ribbons)
- In a large skillet heated over medium heat brown beef until almost all of the pink is gone. Season to taste with salt, pepper and onion powder.
- Cube the Velveeta cheese into small chunks and put them in a small sauce pan heated over medium low heat. Stirring constantly, add in garlic, Worcestershire sauce, milk, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until creamy and smooth.
- In a large pot boil water and cook noodles to directions on packaging.
- Once meat is almost fully cooked add in Velveeta sauce. Drain the pasta and add to skillet. Stir and serve.
- I like to serve this with green beans or carrots. Sometimes I add on a salad for myself. Very quick and uncomplicated. Hope you enjoy!
As written, we thought this was good. But we made a lot of changes to make it even better. I doubled the cheese (used 16 ounces shredded velveeta) and about 3/4 cup milk because I thought the original recipe was dry. I then doubled all the other ingredients other then the garlic, noodles and beef. My family then thought the recipe was great. It does taste like Hamburger Helper stroganoff but better. Will make again with the above modifications.
Followed others suggestion of 3/4 cup milk, doubling the cheese and worcestershire sauce. I also added a teaspoon of paprika and parsley. A quick meal for a week night.
DH liked this better than I did. He loves Velveeta. I thought it was really dry, next time I would add more cheese and more milk. I also added more worcestershire sauce. Might try making again.