Homemade Hamburger Helper

delicious take on hamburger helper
Delicious take on hamburger helper
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1 lb Ground beef
1 Onion chopped
1 cup Carrots chopped
8 oz elbow Macaroni uncooked (or any other small, shaped pasta)
1 (15 oz) can Tomato sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Salt
¾ tsp Dried oregano
¾ tsp Dried basil
1-1½ cups Water boiling

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Homemade Hamburger Helper


Homemade Hamburger Helper is one of my kids favorite meals. Of course you’ll know hamburger helper as a packaged dried pasta, with delicious seasonings contained in a powdered sauce packet. To prepare the boxed food, you just need to combine the contents of the box with browned ground beef and water to create a complete one-dish meal. This is my homemade take on the classic convenience food.

This hamburger helper is really easy to make too. Simply cook ground beef, onion and carrots in a skillet until beef is browned. Add the uncooked macaroni, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and herbs. Stir to combine and cover with just enough water. Simmer until the pasta is cooked through. Serve warm garnished with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. When you are cooking this dish, if the water boils off before the pasta is done, add extra water ¼ cup at a time until pasta is cooked.

To make my version of Homemade Hamburger Helper, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Homemade Hamburger Helper

Steps to make Homemade Hamburger Helper


Cook beef, onion and carrots


Place 1 pound of ground beef, 1 small chopped onion and 1 cup of chopped carrots in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef for 5-7 minutes until beef is browned. Break up any large chunks of meat using a wooden spoon. Remove the pan from the heat and drain the fat.


Add pasta, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce


Place the drained beef and vegetables back in the pan. Add 8 ounces of uncooked pasta, 15 ounces of tomato sauce, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon of salt and ¾ teaspoon each of basil and oregano. Stir the contents to combine then add 1 to 1½ cups boiling water just enough to cover.




Bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until the pasta is cooked through.




Serve immediately garnished with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

This Homemade Hamburger Helper is a delicious take on the classic convenience food! Try it out soon and don’t forget to come back and leave a review with your thoughts.

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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