Homemade Hamburger Helper


1 pound (500g) lean ground beef

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon garlic powder

pinch to ½ teaspoon cayenne powder

salt and pepper to taste

1½ cups (355ml) milk

1½ cups (355ml) beef broth

2 cups (260g) elbow macaroni, uncooked

1 (8oz) (227g) can tomato sauce

2 cups (225g) shredded cheddar cheese


Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

Brown the ground beef, onion, paprika, parsley, garlic powder, cayenne powder, salt and pepper.

If using a ground beef with a higher fat content add in the seasonings after draining the grease.

Stir in the milk, broth, macaroni and tomato sauce.

Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer.

Cook for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

Stir in cheddar cheese until melted.