Thursday, March 5
HOW TO: Make Homemade Hamburger Helper-Bacon Cheeseburger
Full time 30-40 minutes
1 lb. ground turkey (or beef)
4 oz. cheddar cheese, cubed
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup real bacon bits or shredded bacon
1 tbsp flour
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
In a large deep brown ground meat evenly over medium-high heat.
Once browned add in onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Stirring to evenly mix and season meat.
Make a small space in center of pan and add in the flour, stir it into the juices in pan allowing it to brown.
Slowly incorporate heavy cream whisking well.
Add in cubed cheddar and allow it to melt into cream, stir gently but constantly.
Add in bacon and stir well.
Allow cheese to come to a gentle boil/bubble along the edges of pan.
Add in macaroni and milk. Lower heat to a low-simmer, cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until pasta is tender and has absorbed all the milk in the pan.