Homemade Hamburger "helper"

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Total Time
5 mins
20 mins

My kids LOVE hamburger helpers, but being that they are often FULL of sodium etc. I went to work in the kitchen. This recipe is easily adapted by changing a few ingredients. Ground beef -chicken or turkey Cream of mushroom soup to cream of chicken or nacho cheese soup and different pasta change this dish into many alternatives. ex: I replace the ground beef, noodles and cream of mushroom for chicken breast cubed, nacho cheese soup and use cut up tortillas for a Mexican version.

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  1. Chop onions and mushrooms.
  2. Heat a large soup pot on medium heat.
  3. Add onions and mushrooms and cook with ground beef.
  4. Drain in a strainer, let sit in strainer while pasta cooks.
  5. add water to soup pot and cook pasta per box directions.
  6. Drain water from pasta and pour meat, onions and mushrooms into pasta,
  7. add entire can of mushroom soup and sour cream to taste.
  8. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread.