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Homemade Hamburger Help

Create your own easy homemade hamburger help mix to have on hand for fast, last-minute dinners. Here’s how we use this one simple homemade copycat Hamburg help seasoning mix recipe to create four delicious, mouth-watering meals in minutes.

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If you really want to save time, you can use this make ahead freezer beef mixture. We generally purchase ten to twenty pounds of ground beef or turkey and create packages of cooked meat in the freezer so we can whip up a quick meal during the busy weeknights when our schedules are crazy busy.

If you spread the meat thinly and evenly in the freezer bag they thaw really fast.

Homemade Hamburger Help Basic Mix

You’ll Need:
2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup corn starch
1/4 cup beef bouillon powder
2 T onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 T dried parsley
1 T garlic powder

Measure all ingredients into a Ziploc Bag. Shake well, transfer to vacuum seal bag, seal and store up to a year. This can also be stored in a mason jar or any other closed container, but if it’s not airtight it should be used within a month.

To use, see recipes below, each recipe calls for 1/2 c. of mix – this refers to the Hamburger Help Mix listed Above.

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Here are several meal ideas using the mix

Chili Mac:

1 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
1 C. water
1/2 C. macaroni noodles (uncooked)
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 T. chili powder
1/2 C. mix

In a large skillet brown the ground meat, drain any excess grease, then add the remaining ingredients and simmer 20 minutes or until macaroni is cooked.

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Stroganoff:

1 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
2 C. water
1/2 C. mix
2 C. uncooked egg noodles
1/2 C. sour cream

In a large skillet brown the ground meat, drain any excess grease, then add the remaining ingredients except sour cream. Simmer 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in sour cream and serve.

(Alternatively, here’s how I prefer to make mine- Heat a Large skillet over medium heat, place ground meat in a pan to brown, when halfway cooked add 1/2 a small onion diced, 1/2 c diced bell pepper (red or green or both) until meat is no longer pink. Add Water & Mix, whisk to combine and break up any chunks. Add noodles. Cover & cook 15-20 minutes or until noodles are tender, Stir in Sour cream & Serve)

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Potato Beef Casserole:

1 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
3/4 C. water
6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 C. frozen mixed veggies
1/2 C. mix

In a large skillet brown the ground meat, drain any excess grease, then add the remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and cook until excess water is evaporated.

Quick Lasagna:

1 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
1/2 C. mix
1 onion, chopped
2 C. water
16 oz. tomato sauce
3 C. lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken in bits
1/4 C. parmesan cheese
2 C. mozzarella cheese, shredded

In a large skillet brown the ground meat, drain any excess grease, then add the remaining ingredients except mozzarella. Bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Top with mozzarella. Turn off the heat and allow the cheese to completely melt.

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