Hamburger Helper Substitute

Total Time
35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

5 5

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

5 5

I made the potato casserole version tonight and it went over well. I made a vegetarian version (for my daughter) w/ meatless sausage and I used veggie boullion instead of beef. I needed to add more water but I think it was beacuse the veggie sausage soaked some of it up. I will try again with the other versions! Thanks!