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Old 11-15-2005, 08:46 PM   #21
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purrfectlydevine as long as it is not copyrighted then it is fine to post here
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:05 PM   #22
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Almost Hamburger Helper

Almost Hamburger Helper" Mix in a Jar

2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup corn starch
1/4 cup 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 stor in a airtight jar. Attach the following recipes to the jar.

CHILI MAC:

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1 cup water
1/2 cup macaroni (uncooked)
2 cans (14.5oz.) diced tomatoes
1 TBSP chili powder
1/2 cup "Almost Hamburger Helper" mix

Combine all ingredients and simmer 20 minutes or until macaroni is cooked.



HAMBURGER STROGANOFF

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
2 cups water
1/2 cup "Almost Hamburger Helper" mix
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream

Combine all ingredients except the sour cream. Simmer 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in the sour cream and serve.



POTATO BEEF CASSEROLE

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
3/4 cup water
6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
1/2 cup "Almost Hamburger Helper" mix

Combine all ingredients and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove cover and cook until excess water is evaporated.



QUICK LASAGNA:

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 cup "Almost Hamburger Helper" Mix
1 onion, chopped
2 cups water
16-oz. tomato sauce
3 cups lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken in bits
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Combine all ingredients except the mozzarella in large skillet. Bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Top with mozzarella. Turn off heat and let the cheese melt.

I have made the potato beef casserole and next time I'll will cut the quantity of poatatoes by half. I needed to add extra water because I was afraid it would stick of burn before fully cooked, but maybe I was using too high heat.

I have also made the quick lasagna using regular egg noodles because that is what I had. Again I had to add extra water.

My family rated the lasagna better than the potato casserole.

If you use low sodium beef bouillon powder you will need to add salt, but that way you know exactly how much if that is a concern.
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:07 PM   #23
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That would probably be healthier than the original. I wonder if something like that is in one of my make-a-mix cookbooks. I haven't looked at those in years.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:04 AM   #24
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purrfectlydevine thank you SO much! That is exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to try this!!!
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:35 PM   #25
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Hamburger helper was invented when I was a teenager, and we used it when we were camping on rainy nights, or when my mother was having surgery! My recommendation is that if you like it, don't knock it, just add (as Mom did) a good veggie side -- sliced tomatoes or cukes, a bag of mixed greens. You can make a slaw and it will last you several meals. I now make a great stroganof that was first inspired by my love of Hamburger Helper Potato Stroganof. I make it from scratch now, with beef and egg noodles and fresh sour cream. But if I hadn't used that Hamburger Helper, it wouldn't have been one of my early loves and experiments in cooking. Ironically, my husband and I both impressed each other with our love of stroganof when we were dating (he decided he preferrred mine). Hey, Hamburger Helper ain't all bad!
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:36 AM   #26
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purrfectlydevine,
Thank you for the recipes! Do you by chance have one for Cheeseburger Macaroni? On the rate occasion I use HH, that is my fav.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:36 AM   #27
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Homemade Hamburger Helper

I've made my own for YEARS......ONE package wouldn't feed my gang of kids....for the Chili version, I add Rotel tomatoes, garlic, chili powder ........the Cheesburger version gets a can of Campbell's cheddar cheese soup and of course, garlic.......Stroganoff gets cream of mushroom soup and sour cream if it's on hand. I always just kinda tossed stuff into the pot of browned meat and pre-cooked noodles, adjusting spices to taste. And one kid couldn't have salt for a while, so I used salt free versions of the soups, etc
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:54 AM   #28
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How did I miss this thread??? I've been meaning to ask for homemade Hamburger Helper recipes for ages! You see, they don't have it in Ireland, but I wanted my Italian DH to get a taste of a total North American classic! A thousand thank-yous to all you guys for your recipes and tips
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:26 AM   #29
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I make a quick tomato sauce, brown the chopped meat, toss it in and then add some uncooked pasta. I guess it's like beef a roni, only better!
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I'm excited, I am going to make homemade Hamburger Helper for dinner tonight. I had a tough time tracking down dried milk powder here (hard to believe, I know, that seems like such a staple item ). I found a box (very $), I think it is a German brand, the lady at the shop assured me that it was in fact dried milk (no English on the box), so I am just going to assume that it is like the North American brands I've tried. I'm also going to use ground turkey, and hope to end up with a flavour that is somewhere between "beef noodle" and stroganoff. Fingers crossed that is all works out!
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