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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sharing an Ice Cream Cone and Homemade Chili Cheese Hamburger Helper

We went for a drive the other day with the doggies. We stopped and got ice cream cones. I think Seamus and Ella enjoyed theirs. I wish they could figure out how to hold their beards back though, they had to have baths when they got home!

I found this recipe over at Chicken's in The Road and had to try it! Chauncey loves anything with Pasta. I don't buy Hamburger Helper very often so I love this alternative and it's easy and fast, can't get much better than that, except it tastes good! Be sure and check out all the variations Suzanne has for it on her blog!

Homemade Chili Cheese Hamburger Helper

1 pound ground beef
1 cup hot water
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain.

Add hot water….



….and your homemade sauce packet (corn starch, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, sugar, and paprika).

Bring to a boil.

Cover and simmer on low about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.

In the last few minutes of cook time, stir in the cheese; cover the pot again for the final few minutes of cook time.

When the pasta is tender and the cheese is melted, turn off heat and uncover. Let mixture stand, uncovered, about five minutes. It will continue to thicken as it stands.


Steadfast Ahoy! said...

yum...sounds delish and easy to make too. I like the "everything-in-one-pot" kind of dinners. Rosemary

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Yum! That looks great and my kids would like it too! I am following you back!

Melissa said...

Aw, your dogs are so cute!