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Hamburger helper from scratch ( ground turkey or chicken too)

  Trying to be a little more healthy this year and not use prepackaged or processed foods? But I like and my kids want hamburger helper! Fast, easy and it taste good……but…….what’s in it? Who knows…..however you can make this recipe and for the most part be sure of your ingrediants. Great for a large meal gathering too. This made enough for two with several meals afterwards. I actually used ground venison……less fat and home grown. 

  • 1 1/2-2 pounds ground meat
  • 2 packages of onion soup mix (I used Liptons)
  • Elbow noodles ( I used whole wheat) about a cup and a half
  • Velvetta cheese made into hunks 1/4-1/3 of the block ( or a hard cheese grated a bit more healthier, around a cup)
  • 2 cups water plus some more

In a large skillet type pan brown meat, drain if necessary. Add both packages of soup mix and stir in. Add 1 cup of water mix well add the other cup, stir. Bring to a boil….Reduce heat to a simmer cook, ten minutes. Add elbow noodles and another cup of water. Put a lid on it and cook per noodle instructions. Check to see if more water is needed adding 1/2 cup at a time. In about 10 minutes it should be done. While this is cooking break up cheese or slice, grating velvetta is messy so no need to do that. When noodles are almost done or done evenly spred cheese over the meat mixture. Put the lid back on and cook ten minutes on low heat. Just enough to let the cheese melt. 

That’s it! A couple of things you can do to this….add froze peas, or Ro-tel diced tomatoes and chiles. About the second day or eating this we changed it up by adding both of these, it was delicious. 

As always we hope you enjoy. 

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