Homemade Hamburger Helper

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.

Ingredients 

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– Olive oil – Ground beef – Onion – Tomato paste – Garlic powder and chili powder – Elbow macaroni – Beef broth – Shredded cheddar cheese

Cook

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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

Stir

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Drain any excess fat from the pot. Stir in the tomato paste, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt.

Add

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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

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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.

Stir and serve

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Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the cheese until it is melted.  Serve warm and enjoy!

Store

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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.

Homemade Hamburger Helper

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