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hamburger helper copycat

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This is a great comfort food! It takes less than 30 minutes and everything is cooked in one pot!

yield 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hamburger helper copycat

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste and divided
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste and divided (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1/2 c
    red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    prepared mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    hot sauce, such as cholula®
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    taco seasoning
  • 2 c
    uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 c
    low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 c
    light sour cream
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped

How To Make hamburger helper copycat

  • 1
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add beef and break it down into small pieces; season with salt and pepper. When half way cooked, add onions and continue cooking until meat is no longer pink and onions are softened, about 2 ½ to 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • 2
    Add ketchup, tomato paste, mustard, hot sauce, taco seasoning, and re-season with salt and freshly ground black pepper; stir well. Add macaroni and pour in broth; stir well. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until macaroni is cooked through.
  • 3
    Add sour cream and stir well. Add cheese and stir until melted. Sprinkle on some chopped parsley and serve immediately. Serves 4
  • 4
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