One pot and under 30 minutes? Yes! This homemade Hamburger Helper recipe is a fast dinner option that’s satisfying, comforting, and so darn delicious.
– Olive oil – Ground beef – Onion – Tomato paste – Garlic powder and chili powder – Elbow macaroni – Beef broth – Shredded cheddar cheese
Set a large pot over medium heat. Add the oil to warm. Then, add the beef and onions and cook until the beef has browned, about 8-10 minutes, breaking up the meat as it cooks
Drain any excess fat from the pot. Stir in the tomato paste, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt.
Add the beef broth and turn the heat to high. When it boils, reduce to medium so the liquid simmers with steady, but calm bubbled. (So just not vigorously.)
Cook until the pasta is just tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, or for about 14-16 minutes. It's okay if there's some liquid remaining as it will be absorbed as the pasta sits.
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the cheese until it is melted. Serve warm and enjoy!
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. To reheat, sprinkle with water and cover with a plate or wax paper and warm for 30-60 seconds, stirring halfway through.
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