Beefy Noodles (Hamburger Helper Copycat)

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  • Cook ground beef (with minced garlic) until no longer pink; drain.
  • In a bowl, mix water, bullion, onion, marmite, Worcestershire sauce & cornstarch.
  • 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. I cut this recipe in half, using 1 pint of canned ground beef and I skipped the marmite, other than that followed the recipe. It was very quick and easy especially using the canned ground beef. I think next time I would probably saute some onions and mushrooms for it, omitting the onion flakes. TBH I probably just wouldn't make this again, it was just alright.
  4. I was so glad that I stumbled across this recipe. My son has severe food allergies and has never experienced a "Hamburger Helper" meal. This dish was a hit with my family! Will definatly be making this again. No leftoevers and everyone was asking for more. Will double recipe next time.
  5. 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!


  1. Didn't use marmite, used Lipton onion soup mix as I had no dried onion flakes on hand and replaced water with reduced sodium beef broth. Also added mushrooms.


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