A homemade version of Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper with tons more flavor!
Hey cousins! I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but there was a time when my family survived off of Hamburger Helper! Like seriously, y’all, I had every darn flavor on my shelves! Times were hard, but baby we made it through!
Even though we were struggling, there wasn’t nothing struggling about my little hamburger meals, baby! Chileeee, I use to jazz up the heck out of those boxed meals. Especially the Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper. I’d always add more ground beef than needed. Also, I’d add in some chopped onions, peppers, garlic, and load it with cheese. My boxed meals were lit y’all!
When we got out of the struggle zone, I still had a taste for hamburger helper. However, instead of buying the boxed stuff, I started to make my own homemade versions!
My easy homemade cheeseburger hamburger helper is amazing y’all. Like for real! I make a homemade cheese sauce made from half & half, cheddar, and flour. I load up on the ground beef and still love to add the onions & peppers.
This recipe for easy homemade cheeseburger Hamburger Helper is just as easy to make as the boxed version. Let me tell you what you need.
Ingredients needed for my Easy Homemade Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper recipe
- Ground beef or ground turkey
- Chopped Yellow onion
- Rosamae Seasonings Steak Whatcha Mama Gave Ya!
- Red bell pepper
- Green bell pepper
- Cheddar Cheese ( I use sharp cheddar)
- All purpose flour
As you see, I use simple ingredients for this dish. I love using my Rosamae Seasonings Steak Whatcha Mama Gave Ya seasoning because it truly takes the ground beef to another level. The Steak Whatcha Mama Gave Ya has salt, black pepper, garlic, and spices. Since it has so much flavor, it’s the only seasoning that I need for this dish.
Watch me make my easy homemade cheeseburger hamburger helper in this video. Be sure to print the recipe down below to give this recipe a try!
Easy Homemade Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper
- 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- 2.5 lb ground beef I use 80/20
- 3 tsp Rosamae Seasonings Steak Whatcha Mama Gave Ya
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper
- 1/2 medium green bell pepper
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 12 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cup half & half
- Cook the pasta until it's nice, and firm. Drain and set it to the side.
- Now grab a large skillet, and add in the ground beef. Place the pan on the stovetop over medium heat.
- Cook the ground beef until it's brown, then drain most of the fat. Leave at least 2 tbsp of beef fat to fry the onions and peppers.
- Start adding in the onions and peppers. Cook until they soften.
- Next, add in the minced garlic, and stir in.
- Sprinkle in the all purpose flour, and stir until well incorporated with the other ingredients.
- Cook for about 2 minutes, then pour in the half & half.
- Stir until everything is well combined, then let cook until the sauce thickens.
- Once the sauce thickens, add in 8 oz of the shredded cheese, and until all of the cheese is melted into the sauce.
- Next, add in the cooked elbow macaroni. Mix in with the other ingredients until everything is well combined.
- Transfer the homemade cheeseburger macaroni into a 9×13 bake dish.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top
- Bake uncovered on 350, for 20 minutes.
- Serve, and enjoy with french bread & salad!
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