Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta made in one pot and can be made in a hurry! So delicious and best of all, YOU know what ingredients you are feeding your family. This supper recipe only has four ingredients.
Easy, simple recipes are all the rage right now in my house. Suppers are on the run but I so much want to eat meals as a family. This Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta is made in ONE POT, 4 ingredients and best of all, it's not from a box.
Well, I guess a pasta box is involved, but stick with me here. This copycat beef pasta recipe will quickly become a busy night favorite.
- Beef Broth
- Brown gravy mix
The pasta can be any shape, though I feel the best is the Rotini pasta. I think it holds its shape well in this dish.
Don't let that stop you from making this hamburger recipe if you don't have Rotini pasta. Any pasta will work.
Of course, every meal needs a great dessert, so these M&M Cupcakes would be delightful to add to the meal. Just sayin'.
One pan instructions
Take ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain the grease. Be sure not to skip that step or the dish will be too greasy.
Cooking the entire recipe in the pan is great on saving on dishes, however, drain the grease.
Next, add beef broth and bring to a boil. Be sure to not add the pasta until the beef broth is boiling. You don't want mushy pasta.
Pasta tips and tricks
After you add the pasta, you need to reduce the heat from high to medium. The liquid will start to simmer. There is no need to cover the pan, though be sure to stir often.
Stirring often will keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan and help to incorporate the broth over all the pasta.
The pasta will soften and liquid will thicken when you add the gravy packet. The gravy packet also adds such a great flavor.
If you want to add salt and pepper, you certainly can. However, the gravy packet and beef broth adds plenty of sodium and flavoring without really needing to add any more. Of course, that is completely up to your tastes.
If you have any leftovers, you can put them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 36 hours.
That's it! All you need is four ingredients and about 20-30 minutes. If the hamburger is already in your freezer, which I strongly recommend having already made hamburger in the freezer, then it will take even less time. Enjoy!
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Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta
- 1 lb pasta Rotini preferred
- 1 lb hamburger seasoned with 2 teaspoon pepper, if desired
- .87 oz brown gravy mix
- 4 cups beef broth
- Brown hamburger, drain grease
- Add beef broth, bring to a boil
- Add pasta, stirring occasionally
- When pasta is tender, stir in gravy mix. (The liquid will have reduced.)
- Cook for 5 more minutes