Hamburger Helper Substitute

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by DrGaellon

Homemade substitute for Hamburger Helper, three variations. Ignore the nutrition information, as it will include ALL ingredients for all 3 variations. Each variation serves 4-6. Originally posted to the Cooking-Dragon Yahoo Group.

Top Review by TJ-Montana

Good stuff! I made the potato casserole. Easy and filling!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine seasoning mix ingredients. Store in an airtight container. Shake well before using.
  2. Cheeseburger Casserole: Brown meat in 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Drain fat and discard. Add water, macaroni, tomatoes and 1/2 cup of seasoning mix. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Off heat, stir in parmesan cheese and serve.
  3. Chili Tomato Macaroni: Brown meat in 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Drain fat and discard. Add water, macaroni, tomatoes, chili powder and 1/2 cup of seasoning mix. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Serve hot.
  4. Potato Casserole: Brown meat in 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Drain fat and discard. Add water, potatoes, and 2/3 cup of seasoning mix. Simmer, covered, 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir. Cook uncovered until excess water is evaporated and sauce is nice and thick. Serve hot.

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