November 15, 2012

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

In my first attempt to try and make my own chip dip I seriously ended up making what tasted and smelled much like Hamburger Helper. While this still came out tasty in all its greasy goodness it wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but now I'll never have to buy Hamburger Helper in a box again (unless to be cheap, hah) ;P
1 lb - Ground Chuck Beef, thawed
1 Can (14.5 oz) - tomatoes, diced and drained (no salt added variety)
1 Small - White Onion, Diced
1/4 Cup - Chunky Salsa (I used Pace in Medium)
1/2 Block (8 oz) - Velveeta Cheese
Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Cilantro to season as needed.

Cook beef and break apart with a spatula on medium heat in a non-stick skillet until brown, season with some salt and pepper. Add in the Onion, season with some Chili Powder, and cook until onion turns slightly transparent. Add in the tomatoes, season with some Cilantro(you can use fresh or dried, I used dried) and cook until warm. Add in the cheese and salsa, continue cooking while constantly stirring until the cheese has completely melted. Remove from heat and let cool to thicken. You can serve this with cooked pasta noodles, white rice, burrito filling, or even tortilla chips. Eat and Enjoy!

*If you wanted to cut corners with ingredients you could probably use more salsa and omit the tomatoes and onion (so long as your salsa still contains both of those).

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