I was hungry yesterday afternoon. Very hungry. And thus very crabby. I was looking through the food blogs I follow in hopes of finding some delicious, easy comfort food. And I thought I found it when I came upon the promise of homemade Hamburger Helper! So we gave it a shot. It turned out pretty good- but I didn't like the texture of the sauce. I don't know if it is my lack of experience adding flour and milk to thicken it or what- but the sauce was a bit grainy. Also- a word of advice- one Tbsp of mustard goes a loooong way. I wish I had taken it down to 1/2 Tbsp.
From Cooking During Stolen Moments
- 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/4 c. flour
- 2 c. milk
- 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 T. ketchup
- 1 T. mustard
- 1 T. fresh parsley, minced, or 1 t. dried parsley flakes, crumbled
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1/2 lb. cooked elbow macaroni noodles
1. Place ground meat and onions in a large skillet and season with salt, to taste. Brown meat. Do NOT drain fat.
2. Add flour, stir to incorporate, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in milk, bring to a boil over medium heat, and thicken. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese. Continue stirring until cheese is fully melted.
3. Stir in ketchup, mustard, and salt & pepper to the sauce. Add noodles and combine well. Serve and enjoy!