Homemade Hamburger Helper


Homemade Hamburger Helper

Recipe by Julia Pacheco
Course: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 2 tbs olive oil

  • 1 diced white onion

  • 3 tsp minced garlic

  • 2 tbs all purpose flour

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 8oz tomato sauce

  • 1 tsp italian seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1.5 cups pasta elbows

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1.5 cups Colby jack cheese


  • In a large skillet or pot brown the ground beef. Once its cooked through remove any excess grease and remove the beef to a plate and set aside
  • Add oli to skillet and onion cook for 4-5 minutes or until the onion is soft. Add in the garlic and stir until it becomes fragrant
  • Add in the flour let it become golden this will take about a minute. Slowly whisk in the broth and bring everything up to a boil
  • Add in the tomato sauce, seasonings, and pasta stir well. Cover and let simmer for 10-14 or until the pasta is cooked. Stir frequently while simmering so the pasta cooks evenly and doesn’t stick to the pan
  • Add in the cheese and cream let it warm through and let the cheese melt. Lastly mix in the cooked ground beef. Enjoy

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  1. Holly Alt

    I made this for my husband and I tonight, and we absolutely loved it! So easy, hearty, and delicious my husband wants me to make it again! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  2. Omg cooked this tonight. Instead of heavy cream, used sour cream. It was sooo good! Will be a go to!

  3. Just whipped this up after a long shift and dinner was served! Husband asked me to make a double batch next time 😉

  4. Liz Taylor

    We just tried this for dinner tonight! It was super delicious! you popped up on my youtube account so I checked your channel out and I found so many great things. Thank you so much!

  5. Marylene Ruiz

    Just had the cheesy beefy pasta and finally used my Dutch oven pot. Delicious! Will definitely be making this again in the future.

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