Well folks, it’s been nearly two months since we’ve made a Hamburger Helper Style supper – not since Hamburger Helper Style Skillet Lasagna back in June. This is now installment number eight in the seemingly endless renditions of Hamburger Helper suppers.
I know my family loves the whole Hamburger Helper concept, I like the fact that I know what is going into the pot so to speak. All around it’s a win-win for everyone. Rarely do I need to make a special trip to the market since most if not all the ingredients are things I have on-hand anyway. Who doesn’t have a few pounds of ground beef in the freezer at any given time – and the spices are your usual in-the-pantry items.
Don’t forget; putting together the dry ingredients; the seasoning package and instructions in a nice little gift bag or pretty little box makes for a great gift for new moms, college students or care givers – it shows a personal touch. You could even box up a few meals up to keep in your pantry for those “I’m too bushed to even think about cooking” night. We’re talking brown, simmer, eat. What can be easier?
Hamburger Helper Style Cheesy Jambalaya
1 lb Lean Ground Beef (or Turkey)
¾ Cup HOT water
2 Cups Milk
1 Cup Converted Rice
1 Cup Stewed or Diced Tomatoes, plain
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain well.
Add tomatoes, water, milk and rice. Bring to a boil. Stir in seasoning package.
Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until liquid has evaporated and rice is tender.
Stir in 1 cup of cheese, cover and simmer a few minutes more to allow cheese to melt.
Remove from heat, uncover, and allow to sit for 5 minutes for sauce to thicken.
Ingredients – Seasoning Package:
1 Tablespoon Arrowroot or other thickening agent
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Sugar (optional)
½ Teaspoon Paprika
In a small bowl or sandwich bag, mix all the ingredients to make a seasoning package. Blend well and set aside until ready to use.
Still looking for Hamburger Help Style idea? Just go to my drop-down menu – Beef – Hamburger Style and there ya go! My personal favorite thus far is still the Busy Cook’s Hamburger Helper Style Cheesy Taco