A Weekend Recipe

"dinner", "food", "meal planning", "recipes"Liz LuscombComment

It feels like I haven't shared a recipe in a while so I figured I would share what I cooked up last night.  Typically, I save pizza for our Fridays, but I was lacking the motivation to make the dough, roll the dough, etc.  

I didn't want to chop or dice anything either, so I reminisced about all the convenience food I used to buy and Hamburger Helper came to mind.  I stopped buying this once I realized I was paying a $1.20 for a seasoning packet and one cup of dry pasta.  

::slapping my forehead as I speak::    

I also can't begin tell you how versatile this recipe is; making it an added plus in my cookbook!  For example, if you like basil, then add basil!  If you like chili powder, then add chili powder!  You like jalapenos, then add jalapenos!  Want it creamier?  Add more milk!  I could go on forever, I tell ya!

Plus, my son loves me more when I make this so I figured it was reason enough to go with it.  Something about childhood and Hamburger Helper... :)

Without further adeiu.

Cheesy Hamburger Skillet

1 lb of hamburger meat
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon all seasoned salt
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup  whole milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound elbow pasta 
1 can of condensed tomato soup
salt & pepper to taste

Brown and drain meat.  Boil pasta and drain. (set aside pasta for later)

Add your seasonings and flour to the meat.  Stir well.  

Now add your tomato soup and milk.  Stir well.

Cook over low-medium heat until it is a low boil and begins to thicken.  
Once it has thickened, add your cooked pasta and mix until it well combined.  Now mix in your cheddar cheese until it is melted.  

Serve with warm bread or coleslaw.