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Homemade Hamburger Helper

I know there is a really simple recipe for making your own hamburger helper. Does anyone have it handy?

- TT


Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper


  • 1 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1/3 cup instant onion
  • 3 Tbsp. onion powder

  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. beef bouillon granules

By Deb in CO

Homemade Hamburger Helper has loads of recipes (dry) you can make yourself. Below is a mix for hamburger helper and it can be used for both stroganoff and chili mac.
Hope this helps. (05/04/2004)

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I have a generic recipe for hamburger helper and one recipe to make from it.

Homemade Ground Beef Helper

  • 2 c. nonfat dry "instant" milk
  • 1 c. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. unsalted chicken or beef bouillon powder
  • 2 Tbsp. onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp.dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder

Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use as base mix for hamburger helpers.


Chili Tomato Mac

Brown 1 pound ground beef or turkey, drain off fat. Add 1 c. water, 1 and one half cups uncooked macaroni, 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes, 1 Tbsp chili powder, and 1/2 cup of the "Helper Mix". Simmer covered about 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Serves about 4 persons.

By Guest

Homemade Hamburger Helper

  • 1 lb ground meat (I use turkey)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 jar your favorite tomato sauce (Prego garlic and onion)
  • pasta - your choice (I like Campanelle)
  • cheese

Brown the meat, drain the fat, push to the sides of skillet. Brown the onion in the middle. Then combine meat and onion, add the wet ingredients, add some pasta and simmer until done. Top with grated cheese. I love tons of locatelli. (11/04/2005)


By Judi

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I like this:

  • 1# ground beef
  • I can peas
  • 2 packets brown gravy mix, or 2 cups brown gravy made
  • 2-3 handfuls of egg noodles
  • salt and pepper

Season ground beef and cook until done. Add the cooked noodles and the gravy mix, or premade gravy and the can of drained peas. Cook through and enjoy. (10/03/2006)

By Sweet Sarah

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Nice site. I checked this out earlier, since I decided to make my own batch. I used the following which was available.

"Hankburger Helper"

  • 1 lb of ground hamburger
  • 12 oz. of bowtie noodles
  • 1 can (10-11 oz.) of mushroom gravy
  • 1 Step Skillet Mac seasoning

Just cook the first three like your normally would, mix 'em up and add the seasoning (3 tablespoons if you like to measure everything). I'm not sure if this seasoning is still being made, but I bought a bunch at a discount store I frequent. It's a blend of garlic, onion, red pepper and Italian seasoning


A few quick notes: 16 oz. pasta would've probably been a better choice, but I like a lot of meat. Also, a can of peas probably would've gone great with the mushroom gravy, but I didn't have any. I'll be trying this next time I make it. (10/13/2006)

By Hungry Hank

Homemade Hamburger Helper

If you are trying to feed a big family, I'd suggest getting some TVP, which is a soy based meat alternative that is very cheap. There are even brown flavored ones that look like beef. Use it plus your meat and you have and the expensive meat goes a lot further. (07/21/2008)

By Carol

Homemade Hamburger Helper

  • 1-2 lbs. ground beef
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
  • 1 med. onion, diced
  • 1 can beef stock

  • 1 box mac and cheese dinner mix
  • 1/2 cup milk

Cook noodles according to box. Brown seasoned ground beef with onion. Add beef stock and milk; stir in cheese packet from boxed dinner and cook on med. low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add the cooked and drained pasta and serve.


By Bell

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I call it Kevin Helper.

  • 2 cups of egg noodles
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 1/2 cups of shredded beef
  • 4 bullion cubes

Take the beef and bullion cubes cook on high after 20 minutes, add noodles. Then take noodles and beef and put in square casserole pan. Then mix with cream of mushroom and shredded cheese. Cook for 23 minutes at 350 F. The best recipe; your family will love. (04/13/2009)


By Pariand906

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I received this from Campbell' Kitchen today.

Cheeseburger Pasta from Campbell's Kitchen

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's condensed tomato soup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked medium shell-shaped pasta

Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat. Stir the soups, water, and pasta in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender, stirring often.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with carrot and celery sticks with ranch dressing for dipping. For dessert serve store-bought brownies topped with vanilla ice cream.

5 servings (02/01/2010)

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