Homemade Hamburger Helper

I was asked last night if we could do hamburger helper.  Since I am trying to limit the amount of processed foods, there was none of that in our pantry… so I found a recipe that I modified a bit to make our own.  Original recipe is at the bottom.  Enjoy!


  • 1 lb burger
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste (heaping)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sweet basil
  • 2 shakes of worcestershire sauce
  • 3 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup noodles uncooked
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese


  1.  In a large pot, brown the burger by chopping up the meat with the diced onions and minced garlic.  Once done, drain the grease and put back into pot.
  2.  Add the tomato paste, chili powder, garlic salt, cumin, crushed red pepper, sweet basil and worcestershire sauce.  Stir well to combine.
  3.  Add the beef broth and bring to a boil.  I put this on medium-high heat (if your stove has numbers, I put it on 5 1/2).
  4.  Once boiling, add the noodles.
  5.  Stir frequently so that the noodles do not burn to the bottom of the pot.  You do not need to cover this.
  6.  When the liquid is about all absorbed, taste test a noodle or two to see if it is done.  Ours was done in about 10-15 minutes.
  7.  Remove from the burner (and turn off!), then add the cheese.  Stir to combine and you are ready to eat!  Add parsley for garnish if you would like.

Original recipe:  https://www.saltandlavender.com/homemade-hamburger-helper-recipe/


Want to learn more about essential oils and how they can do more for you than just make your house smell good?  Let me know – I am a doTERRA Wellness Advocate with Essential Oil Certification and love to educate about the amazing products doTERRA has to offer.

Fill out this form to receive samples!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfo5gJJ3x_VbCnRQ63fglJ17


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s