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Old 08-26-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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Homemade hamburger helper?

I know this is very broad, and a bit crude. But I need a sort of go to quick recipe for this.

I'm thinking small amount of meat, browned with onions or others.

Then like a handful each of frozen veggies of choice.

and small macaronie with suace of choice.

I made this last week after a long day at work, but the sauce was too weak.

I guess just more everything, but this is a dish where I don't really want any leftovers! ha ha

Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 08-26-2015, 08:29 PM   #2
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Eric, what was your "sauce of choice"?

A packet of Lipton dried onion soup mixed with either a can of tomatoes or a can of cream soup would make a good sauce with this. A splash of wine couldn't hurt.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
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Hi Eric. I'm wondering - what kind of sauce did you use for your casserole dish that you weren't happy with?

I haven't had Hamburger Helper in decades, but canned cream of ______(fill in the blank) can make a nice sauce for a casserole. Stock up on some of that, pasta, cooked ground beef or chicken, canned or frozen veggies, and just throw a one pot dish together. You could top it with cheese. Visit the Chicken and Biscuits thread - you could use canned biscuits for a topping.

Canned or bottled marinara sauce is good to keep on hand if you want an Italian spin on your one dish meal.

Googling 'Hamburger Helper recipes' will get you a ton of results!

Most freeze well, if you decide you want to double up and have something ready to defrost.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:50 PM   #4
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Kay....haha...started posting the same time as you and had to break for a phone call...great minds and all...!
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:00 PM   #5
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Homemade hamburger helper?

Agree with Kay and Cheryl. Some cream of something soup, maybe a shake or two of worchestershire or soy sauce, and/or the Lipton onion soup mix would all make for decent HH.

Another thought would be some gravy mix and sour cream or Greek yogurt. And as Kay mentioned, a splash of wine or sherry would take it up a notch or two.
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Haa Haa girls, we're all on the same page. In my world, there's room to be easy and quick.
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Haa Haa girls, we're all on the same page. In my world, there's room to be easy and quick.
Agreed!
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Agreed!

Sitting here biting my tongue.
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