Homemade Hamburger Helper


  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 1 small onion finely chopped
  3. 1 tsp paprika
  4. 1 tsp dried parsley
  5. 1 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  7. to taste salt and pepper
  8. 1 1/2 cups milk
  9. 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  10. 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  11. 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  12. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted.

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