Hamburger Helper (dry mix)

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Cooking Method: Blend


1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 c dry noodles of your choice
1 lb ground beef
1 c hot water
2 c milk
1 c shredded cheddar cheese

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Deb Crane Recipe
Well Seasoned
Eagle, WI (pop. 1,950)
Member Since Mar 2011
Deb's notes for this recipe:
My son goes through a kick where he wants Hamburger Helper. I have a very hard time buying it. It just doesnt seem right to me. So, I did some research and came up with a blend that comes close to the nasty store bought. You can add any spices to suite your liking. I make up these packages and store them in the cabinet then any time you want, just brown the hamburger and make it like the box mix. Saves alot of money too!
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The recipe is for one mix so I usually increase all the ingredients to make 4 at a time or however many you want to store.
Mix the dry mix ingredients together. I mix it right in a zipper sandwich bag and then add the noodles. Keep these packets in the cabinet for later use.
When you are ready to make the Hamburger Helper:
Brown one pound of beef and drain. Put it back in the pan and add the hot water and milk. Add your dry mix. Bring to a boil, stirring to blend, and cover and let it simmer for about 12 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Uncover, add your shredded cheese and stir until cheese melts.
The ingredients can be tweaked to your liking. More cheese, more garlic,add pepper what ever you desire.

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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Oct 13, 2012
I sooo love this idea!!! I am making some to send with my daughter in college...she will love this! Like you, I hate the boxed stuff you buy at the store. This makes me feel better :o) Thanks Deb!!! :o)
user Deb Crane songchef - Oct 13, 2012
Sure thing! :) My son loves this stuff!
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Oct 13, 2012
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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Oct 13, 2012
Very nice idea Deb. I have had hamburger helper since my kids were small. Will pass it alsong to my kids.
user Bea L. BeachChic - Oct 13, 2012
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