Apr 5, 2011

Homemade hamburger helper

I found this recipe on Cooking during Stolen Moments blog. It's one of our favorite go to meals. The recipe utilizes a lot of items you would find in your pantry (dry, fridge, and freezer) which makes it nice. Plus since it's homemade, you know what is exactly in it. You can adjust it to your likes and dislikes.

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 lb of hamburger or ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 to 2 cups of pasta, cooked and drained (You caSn chose what kind of pasta you would like to use.)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cup of cheese (I usually use cheddar but you can choose what type you want to use.)
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Brown the hamburger meat. When it's almost finished browning, add the onion.  Cook until they are translucent.  Drain and then set aside.  
  2. Using the same pot you cooked the pasta in, melt the butter.  After the butter is melted, add the flour.  Cook for a minute or two.
  3. Add the milk and then raise the heat. Stir until the butter/flour mixture is incorporated.
  4. Let the milk mixture boil.  Take off the heat. 
  5. Add the cheese, ketchup, and mustard to the milk mixture.  Stir until the cheese is melted.
  6. Add the hamburger and pasta to the cheese sauce.  Stir until the hamburger and pasta is covered in cheese sauce.
  7. Enjoy!!

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