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Homemade Hamburger Helper
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Yield: 6 servings (Each serving is approximately 1 1/4 cups. 8 points per serving for blue, green and purple)

Course: Main Course
Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb. 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 oz. elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Break up and brown ground beef with the chopped onion. Drain any grease from the ground beef.

  2. Add the tomato paste, garlic powder, parsley, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir together with the ground beef.

  3. Stir in the beef broth, milk and water. Add the macaroni noodles and make sure they are covered by the liquid.

  4. Put a lid on the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 12 minutes stirring occasionally.

  5. Turn off heat and remove the lid. Add the cheese and stir until it is completely melted.