Cheeseburger Macaroni (Homemade Hamburger Helper)

This delicious, cheesy Homemade Hamburger Helper is one of our favorite easy ground beef recipes for dinner. It’s warm, hearty and so easy to make in less than 20 minutes. You only need a few ingredients!

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

How to Make Homemade Hamburger Helper

This Homemade Hamburger Helper is one of our favorite hamburger recipes. Start with one pound of lean hamburger meat, browned and drained, and add one package of taco seasoning.

Rotel Tomatoes — Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

Next add one can of Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles. You can also just use a can of petite diced tomatoes.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

You don’t even have to drain the tomatoes first! Tomatoes are one of our favorite additions to ground beef recipes.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

Next add two cups of beef broth. You can also just use water if you don’t have any beef broth.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

And one cup of elbow macaroni. You don’t even have to boil the noodles first.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

Stir everything combine and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 12-14 minutes until the macaroni is tender.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

Cheese Sauce for Homemade Hamburger Helper

While that’s simmering, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add 2 tablespoons of flour.

Making the cheese sauce for Homemade Hamburger Helper

Whisk to combine, and continue to cook, whisking until fragrant and light brown in color, about 5 minutes.

Making the cheese sauce for Homemade Hamburger Helper

Whisk in 3/4 cup of milk.

Making the cheese sauce for Homemade Hamburger Helper

And bring the sauce to a boil, and whisk until smooth and thickened.

Making the cheese sauce for Homemade Hamburger Helper

Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.

Making the cheese sauce for Homemade Hamburger Helper

Whisk until melted and season with salt and pepper.

Seasoned Salt and Pepper — Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

I like using this seasoned salt and pepper, but you could definitely use regular salt and pepper.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

Here’s what our Homemade Hamburger Helper looks like after 12-14 minutes. Don’t worry if all the liquid has not been absorbed yet.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

Add the cheese sauce and stir gently to combine.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe — Easy Ground Beef Recipes For Dinner

That’s it!! This Homemade Hamburger Helper is hands down one of our favorite easy ground beef recipes. It’s perfect for quick and easy weeknight dinners!

 

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Cheeseburger Macaroni (Homemade Hamburger Helper)

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  • Author: kevinandamanda.com
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Ground Beef

Description

A delicious, easy homemade Hamburger Helper recipe you can make in less than 20 minutes with only a few simple ingredients.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean hamburger meat
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cups beef broth (or water)
  • 1 (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (or petite diced tomatoes)
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni

FOR THE CHEESE SAUCE:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Brown and drain hamburger meat. Stir in taco seasoning, Rotel, beef broth, and macaroni. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer 12-14 mins until macaroni is tender.

FOR THE CHEESE SAUCE

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking for 5 minutes until fragrant and light brown in color. Add the milk and bring to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Add the salt and pepper to the cheese sauce.
  3. Pour the cheese sauce over the hamburger mixture. Stir gently to combine.

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