Hamburger Helper My Way

Recipe by AuntWoofieWoof
READY IN: 35mins




  • Brown the meat in a medium sized skillet.
  • Do not add water to it unless there isn't enough fat in the meat.
  • If water is needed, add very little.
  • Bring the 3 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  • Add the packet of macaroni.
  • Boil until the macaroni is done and tender.
  • When the meat is done, drain the grease from the skillet and return skillet to the burner.
  • Don't remove the meat from the skillet.
  • Drain the water from the macaroni and rinse with hot water.
  • Add the macaroni to the meat and stir.
  • Lower the burner to medium.
  • In a shaker bottle or large cup, mix the half and half and the 1/2 cup water.
  • Add the packet of sauce mix/powder and shake vigorously or stir in cup very well, until sauce mix/powder is completely dissolved and there are no lumps in it.
  • With one hand, slowly add the sauce mixture to the hamburger mixture, while stirring constantly with the other hand.
  • Stir constantly so that it doesn't start to stick to the bottom of the skillet.
  • Sauce will start to thicken.
  • Continue stirring constantly.
  • You might need to lower the heat again.
  • Once sauce has somewhat thickened, remove from heat and let stand.
  • The sauce will completely thicken on its own.