Homemade Hamburger Helper
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Hamburger helper recipe made from scratch will be a huge crowd-pleaser for the whole family. I make this more often than any other meal at my house!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 1½ cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Heat a large skilletover medium-high heat.
  2. Spray with cooking spray and add the ground beef. Brown until cooked through and no longer pink. Discard any fat.
  3. Add the pasta, milk, water and spices and stir to combine.
  4. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to simmer.
  5. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
  6. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately!
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at https://wishesndishes.com/homemade-hamburger-helper/