Cheesy Hamburger Pasta Recipe

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Cheesy Hamburger Pasta

Jeanne Benavidez

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@jeanneben

My family always like those boxed "helper" dinners but I preferred to know exactly what I was putting into my meals so I made my own version of one of my families favorites. They love cheese, beef and pasta so I added a few ingredients and came up with a dish that they liked just as well and I knew exactly what they were eating. They love it with a fresh salad and hot bread sticks.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
1/2 small
onion, finely diced
1 tsp
garlic, minced
1/2 c
salsa, (i use my own homemade salsa but you can use your favorite brand)
8 oz
shredded colby/jack cheese (or cheddar cheese if you prefer)
1 Tbsp
butter
2 c
small shell or elbow pasta, uncooked
2 c
water
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown the ground beef and onion; drain off excess grease if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.
2
Add the garlic and salsa, stir to combine.
3
Add the water, pasta and butter; stir to combine. Cover and let cook on medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is aldente (cooked but not soft or mushy). Stir occasionally to keep pasta from sticking or burning.
4
Remove cover, add cheese and stir to combine. If the cheese is too thick, add a little more water or milk so it will be thick but creamy.
5
Add salt and pepper to taste.
6
Serve with your favorite fresh salad and hot bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy