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Homemade Hamburger Helper

September 29, 2017 Recipes 0

Come with me, and I will show you an easy way to make every kiddo happy with a yummy dinner that is also healthy.

Instead of the packets of who knows what in an overpriced box in the store, you can pull together whole food ingredients from your kitchen to easily make up this homemade hamburger helper that is super nutritious and fits almost any special diet.

You can even use grain-free noodles or spiralized noodles to make this a grain-free, low carb meal.

So save money and keep your family healthy with this fabulous option for an easy meal that’s sure to please both kids and adults alike.

Besides this Homemade Hamburger Helper, you may also want to check out a couple other of my one skillet meals:

One-pot meals are super convenient and easy to make, but not always healthy – except this one is! This healthy take on "Hamburger Helper" is gluten-free and dairy-free, full of real-food ingredients with a taste kids love!

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Preparation10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Serves 6

One-pot meals are super convenient and easy to make, but not always healthy – except this one is! This healthy take on “Hamburger Helper” is gluten-free and dairy-free, full of real-food ingredients with a taste kids love!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1 cup onion, diced 
  • 1 teaspoon EACH paprika, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste for extra umami = flavor (optional), my husband and I added hot chili sauce as well. 
  • 1 1/2 cup favorite milk (Use unsweetened; coconut or almond are my favorites. Here are Easy Homemade AlmondHomemade Coconut and Homemade Rice Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth (I use my own homemade beef bone broth for added nutrition benefits. You can also buy it here. In a pinch, use this Homemade Vegetable Broth.) 
  • 2 1/3 cups gluten free noodles, I use Trader Joes Brown Rice Spirals, or Tinkiyada. Use “zoodles” or Miracle Noodles for a low-carb option. 
  • 1 cup allowed cheddar cheese (I used Daiya Cheddar Shreds
  • 1-2 teaspoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce 

Instructions

  1. Preheat a 10? skillet with a tight fitting lid over medium heat.
  2. Add in your ground beef and diced onion, brown.
  3. Add in all the spices.
  4. Stir in the liquids and noodles.
  5. Bring to a gentle simmer, cover, and turn the heat to low.
  6. Simmer about 10-15 minutes until the noodles are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Remove from the heat, vent the lid, and let rest to absorb the remaining liquid for about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in the cheese and Worcestershire, taste, add more salt if necessary, enjoy!

Credit: https://wholenewmom.com/recipes/homemade-hamburger-helper-ground-beef-recipe-beef-skillet/

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