Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tasty Tuesday - Jerri's HomeMade Hamburger Helper

I'd like to share with you now my world-famous HomeMade Hamburger Helper -- well, Liss and I like it, anyway ... This is a quick, cheap meal that can be served with basics that are in your pantry. It doesn't have any nasty preservatives!

Jerri's HomeMade Hamburger Helper

Step One: Brown one lb. hamburger in skillet. Sprinkle in dried onion flakes to taste. When hamburger is done, drain grease and return hamburger to skillet.

Step Two: Pour into skillet 1 small can tomato sauce. Rinse out can with half cup water and add to mixture. Add 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Simmer on low heat.

Step Three: Meanwhile, put on water to boil in 3 quart saucepan. When water is boiling, add approximately 8 oz. pasta. I usually use rotini, but last time I did bow-tie pasta and it was great. When pasta is done, drain and add to mixture in skillet. Mix well and bring to boil. Cover the top of the mixture with shredded cheese. (I usually use colby-monterey jack mixture.) Put a lid on the skillet and turn off the heat. Steam for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

This is yummy and filling. I usually serve this with corn and bread and butter. As a bonus, it makes great leftovers to take in your lunch if you have access to a microwave!

For more great recipes, check out Kim's Tasty Tuesday at ForeverWherever.com.


amariaf2000 said...

Mmmm YUMMY!! Every now and again my hubby gets a big craving for Hamburger Helper, and I refuse to buy the stuff in the box! I'm making your recipe next time!
~angela @ peonypatch

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

This sounds really good, and I always love recipes that are fast and easy!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

My husband used to eat this all the time. I sure like your recipe better than buying something in a box! Thanks so much!

Gayle said...

This sounds so good! Also, it's great that it's quick and cheap! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

Jeri, I sooo love this! Glad I scrolled down. I will have to share this recipe with my youngest.