Monday, February 7, 2011


This recipe is a budget conscious and healthier version of Hamburger Helper. There is no need to use packaged meals when this is so easy to do. And tasty also.

2 lb hamburger
1 onion
2 garlic, minced
1/4 cup mushrooms (opt)
1 28 oz can of tomatoes
1 can tomato soup or 1 cup salsa
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp dijon mustard
4 tbsp ketchup
3 tbsp relish
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1 cup shredded cheese
green onions and fresh parsley
3 cups uncooked whole wheat pasta

. brown meat with onion and garlic - cook pasta while browning meat
. add mushrooms
. add pasta, canned tomatoes, soup, milk, ketchup, relish, mustard, salt and pepper and cook 30 minutes over medium low heat until hot and bubbly (could also be placed in a casserole and baked 325 for 45 minutes)
. add cheese, parsley and onions before serving
. this makes a lot so half could be frozen for a later meal

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