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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cheesy Beef Noodles (a.k.a. Homemade Hamburger Helper)


This is another recipe to put in the “Husband Friendly Food” file. I’ve never actually had hamburger helper but I image that this is what it tastes like. This recipe is pretty basic: cheese, noodles, sauce and meat but it’s pretty tasty and economical.


First off onions. I think there are very few recipes that don’t start off with chopped onions.


While that was going on I started boiling some egg noodles.


The original recipe calls for ground beef but The Husband bought ground bison instead. I personally like ground bison better than beef, it is actually leaner and has a nicer taste. It’s becoming more and more available. If you see it in the supermarket do give it a try.


I browned the meat along with the onions in a pan and added salt, pepper, minced garlic and chilli powder.


Also a dash of Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce.


To make the sauce I threw in a heaping tablespoon of flour and roughly a cup of chicken broth as well as a generous amount of cheddar cheese.


I let everything come to a boil until the cheese was melted and the sauce had thickened.


Once the noodles were done I drained them and stirred them into the sauce. I turned the heat on low and let the pasta sit so the flavours could come together and everything could thicken further.



This a nice change from the usual tomato based meat sauce and comes together really quickly. It really is one of those recipes for which you do not need to measure and pretty much any meat loving spouse or small child will eat. Tags: ,
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