Anyone that knows me personally knows that I love to cook. Making things from scratch is my ideal way to prepare a meal but sometimes, especially lately, I just don't have time for that. As much as I love taking the time to prepare meals I also like simple, all in one meals that are filling and fun to eat. I haven't used Hamburger Helper® in years but I was at Walmart a few days ago and decided to pick up and box and give it a try. The timing is great for me because I'm going away in a few days and have tons to do so I needed to make something that was quick and can be put in containers for the next few days of lunch or dinner. I also just found out that this is National Hamburger Month and I love love love hamburgers. I can eat them all day, every day so the timing of this meal is perfect!
Since it was my first time trying this in years I wanted to make it with no modifications to see if it was just as easy and good as I remembered but once I got home I checked my fridge and saw that I had some onions, garlic and tomatoes that I wanted to use before they went bad. So I didn't prepare it exactly as is, but I didn't make too many changes either. Aside from the Hamburger Helper® box I grabbed ground beef (95% lean of course!) and some milk at Walmart and was ready to get cooking.
I started with the meat-cooking it really well with just a little bit of Adobo seasoning and then as per the instructions I added the rest of the ingredients, waited about 10 minutes and voila, it was done. I didn't have to drain the ground beef because I didn't add any water to it as I cooked it and it was so lean that there wasn't any fat seeping out. The entire meal took about 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish and it turned out to be really good. I added some red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese before eating it, because I put those in almost everything, and the rest was put away in the fridge in individual containers so that I could have it for lunch tomorrow and Monday.
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