Homemade Burger Helper

2 cups nonfat dry milk 1 cup cornstarch -- 2 tbsp onion flakes -- 1/4 cup chicken or beef bouillon powder -- 1 tsp each dried basil, thyme, black pepper, parsley, garlic powder

Measure into ziploc bag & seal.

Recipes using Burger Helper (each serves 4 to 6)

Chili Tomato Mac: Brown some ground beef or turkey and drain fat. Add one cup water, 1-1/2 cups uncooked macaroni, 2 cans chopped tomatoes, 1 tbsp. chili powder, ?

cup of Burger Helper mix. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

Hamburger Stroganoff: Brown some ground beef or turkey and drain fat. Add 2 cups water, ? cup Burger Helper mix, 2 cups uncooked egg noodles, stir well.

Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Top with ? cup sour cream or plain yogurt.

Serve immediately. Hearty Potato Casserole: Brown some ground beef or turkey and drain off the fat. Add 3/4 cup water, 6 peeled potatoes (sliced very thin), one cup of frozen mixed peas and carrots and ?

cup plus 1 tbspn Burger Helper. Cover and simmer 20 - 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Uncover, stir, and cook until excess water is evaporated.

Skillet Lasagna: In a large skillet, brown ground beef, drain off the fat. Add ? cup Burger Helper, 1 chopped onion, 2 cups water, 16 ounce can of tomato sauce, 3 cups dry noodles and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring until thickened. Top with 2 cups mozzarella cheese five minutes before serving; turn off heat, stop stirring, and allow cheese to melt.

Courtesy of Colorado Cooperative Extension