Simplify Cooking: Quick and Easy Recipes for Busy Days


Aug 12, 2023
A skillet of homemade hamburger helper with ground beef, macaroni, and cheese

This homemade hamburger helper recipe is a quick and easy dinner option that the whole family will love. Made with ground beef, macaroni, and cheese, it’s a tasty twist on the classic boxed mix. Plus, it’s ready in just 30 minutes!”


1 pound ground beef
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup beef broth
1 cup milk
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste


In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until it is browned and crumbled.
Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onion is translucent.
Stir in the uncooked macaroni, beef broth, milk, and tomato sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the macaroni is tender.
Stir in the shredded cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot.

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