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homemade cheeseburger macaroni hamburger helper

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

I loved Hamburger Helper as a kid, but over the years, it's become a mere shadow of it's former (1970's) self. This recipe is so good, the combination of flavors is just like the old Betty Crocker from when I was a kid, except creamier and even better!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade cheeseburger macaroni hamburger helper

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 c
    dry macaroni noodles or other similar sized pasta
  • 2 c
    beef broth
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    grated mild cheddar cheese

How To Make homemade cheeseburger macaroni hamburger helper

  • 1
    In a deep, heavy skillet, brown the ground beef and drain off the excess fat. Return to heat.
  • 2
    Add in the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and toss with the ground beef.
  • 3
    Stir in the pasta.
  • 4
    Pour in the beef broth and milk. Add the Worcestershire. Mix in the cornstarch and sugar.
  • 5
    Bring to a simmer. Stir in the cheese and mix until smooth and melted into liquid.
  • 6
    Turn heat to low. Cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 7
    Remove from the heat, plate, and serve!