Here's the orginal post: homemade hamburger helper.
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 can 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 (For this I used a combo of Monterrey jack and cheddar.)
- 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning (Or more if you like it spicy!)
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup black beans, drained
- 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained (You can use chili ready if you want to make it spicier.)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Brown the hamburger meat. When it's almost finished browning, add the onion. Cook until they are translucent. Drain and then set aside.
- 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.
- Add the milk and then raise the heat. Stir until the butter/flour mixture is incorporated.
- Let the milk mixture boil. Take off the heat.
- Add the cheese and taco seasoning to the milk mixture. Stir until the cheese is melted.
- Add the hamburger, diced tomatoes, black beans, corn and pasta to the cheese sauce. Stir until the hamburger, diced tomatoes, black beans, corn and pasta is covered in cheese sauce.
I think if I had sour cream, this dish would have been a home run!