If you ever had Hamburger Helper from the box then this recipe will differently change your mind about eating Hamburger Helper from a box. I found this on Pinterest and did a few changes to it. Hope you enjoy this recipe.
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium size onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup can milk
2 1/2 cups chicken stock (or broth
2 cups Penne or Cavatappi
1 cup shredded smoked cheddar
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet over med-high heat, brown the ground beef and half way through cooking add in the diced onion and fresh garlic. Cook until beef is longer pink.
Drain any access fat from meat and return to pan.
Stir in the salt, pepper and garlic powder and stir well.
Add in the can milk, chicken stock and macaroni. Stir mixture and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling lower heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
Turn heat off and slowly stir in the cheese until all the cheese is incorporated and melted.
Serve when done
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