This homemade hamburger helper gives you all the flavor without any of the chemicals!
There are a lot of people out there who use the boxed Hamburger Helper stuff for cooking a fast and easy dinner. I’m not one of them, but I do understand the need for that fast convenience from a box. So after a little research, I came up with this homemade hamburger helper recipe, a clean and healthy version of the boxed Hamburger Helper.
Make the spice mix ahead of time so you have it handy in the pantry. It makes dinner go much faster if it’s already done, and the amounts used will give you a nice little jar full to keep in your pantry.
Many people use Hamburger Helper to make cheese burger pasta. It’s delicious cleaned up!!
The sweetener called for in the recipe is optional, but it really does make a difference in the flavor. That being said, it’s yummy either way, just different depending on whether you add it or not. What I ended up doing was omitting it from the dry mix recipe and simply adding a few drops of stevia to my finished recipe after cooking the cheese burger pasta. It really does change things, but both are equally good. So give it a try both ways to see what you prefer!
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HOMEMADE HAMBURGER HELPER RECIPE:
Replace the store-bought packet of chemicals with this homemade version. It's so much healthier for you!
- 1/2 cup garlic powder
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1/4 cup Sucanat (coconut sugar works too)
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1/4 cup onion powder
- 1/4 cup dried parsley
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Store in a cool, dry place in an air-tight, food-safe container.
USE: 1 tbsp. per lb. of ground meat for mild flavoring or 2 tbsp. for stronger flavoring (more like the packaged mix).
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.