What kind of strong emotions does the words Hamburger Helper bring to mind?
I am going to admit, that for many, it brings back fond memories of family meal time around the table and distinctively says comfort food at its finest.
To others, the instantaneous thought of, “How can you ever purchase that box mix?” undoubtedly rings true. Well, I am going to combine the two ideas and create the best of both worlds.
Yes, this is a Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe with a true gourmet touch and it’s delicious!
Oh, I wish I could capture a better picture to let you know just how delicious this is, but we all know that Hamburger Helper has never quite been known for it’s beautiful look, just the delicious blend of flavors.
How can I make sure this Homemade Hamburger Help Recipe meets the 10 Minute Dinner prep time guarantee?
Better yet, from fridge to feast in 10 Minutes?
- Use the previously prepared ground beef ready and waiting in your fridge. (I’ve Cooked this ground beef in bulk in the crock pot or prepped it during my Power Cooking Hour.)
- Use a bag of store bought diced onions or carrots or better yet, include this task in your weekly Power Cooking Hour.
- First thing, start the noodles. Then while noodles are cooking, stir fry the veggies and add ingredients for meat mixture. It will be done by the time your noodles are finished.
It’s such an easy, but delicious recipe. To elevate the taste even further, omit a bit of the broth and add some cooking wine. You may also substitute milk instead of the cream, it just won’t quite be as rich, but still very good.
Stand proud and declare your love of Hamburger Helper!!
Recipe: Homemade Hamburger Helper
Summary: What’s not to love about Hamburger Helper?
- 1 lb. ground beef (or pork, chicken, or turkey)
- 3-4 large carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 medium red or white onion, diced
- 1/2 bag of egg noodles
- 2 cups of chicken stock
- 1/3 cup of heavy cream
- 1 tbsp. fresh sage
- 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary
- salt and black pepper
- Bring a pot of water to boil, and cook the egg noodles (along with a couple good pinches of salt) for as long as the package calls for while you work on the other stuff. Depending on the size of the noodle (thin, wide, extra wide), the cooking time will be different.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the hamburger. Be sure to season with salt and pepper.
- Add the carrots and onions, more salt and pepper, stir, and cook 5-7 minutes until the veggies are soft.
- Add the chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Let it thicken up a little.
- Add the cream, bring to a boil, and let it thicken more.
- Add the herbs, salt, lots of black pepper, and the cooked and drained noodles.
- Stir it all together, and season to taste.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)