Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Last night I made up another recipe on the fly, a homemade version of Hamburger Helper. My husband loved it and wants me to make it again, so I thought I'd better write in down before I forget what I did. :-) Plus I figure this is way healthier then the box stuff anyway. ;-)

Once again, I didn't really measure anything, so it probably will never cook up the same.

1 lb. Ground meat, (this time I used beef instead of venison for a change)
1 can cream of chicken soup
Frozen peas
Garlic powder
Garlic salt

Brown meat in a large skillet. When it's nearly done, sprinkle a generous amount of garlic powder on it, and stir in. Turn stove temp. down to low. Pour in about 1 1/2 cups of water, a little milk, cream soup, pasta (I added what looked like a similar amount as what comes in the box), some frozen peas, and a couple shakes of garlic salt. Stir together. Once mixture starts to boil, cover and set timer for 10-15 minutes. Cook until pasta is done, and most of liquid is absorbed.


There are endless options on how to customize this to your own preferences too!


  1. You never stop surprising me with your ingenuity; I always knew someday your cooking skills would blossom! Just took getting married!

  2. Yum!! Thanks for posting this - my hubby eats a LOT of hamburger helper. This version looks much healthier (and tastier, too!) I'll have to try it out this week! :)