Homemade Hamburger Helper

When I was a young mom, I used to buy Hamburger Helper all the time because I thought that it was fast and easy, and the closest thing to homemade. There’s nothing wrong using it but I could always tell that dinner came out of a box! I  have realized that homemade can be just as easy as the process meals, it just takes a little preparation. That is why you need to try this homemade hamburger helper! 

On a busy night, you want a meal that goes together quickly but still can knock your socks off! This comes together so fast that you will still have time for homework, lessons and a little Netflix!


1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 pound ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper, to taste

8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

1 Tablespoon ketchup

1 Tablespoon flour

3 cups beef broth

8 ounces wide egg noodles

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


In a large stock pot, heat olive oil over a medium heat. Add the ground beef, onion and cook until the beef has browned. Make sure to crumble the beef as it cooks and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain the excess fat.

Stir in the garlic and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are tender. Stir in the ketchup and then whisk in the flour until completely combined.

Add the beef broth and egg noodles while stirring. Bring it to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until noodles are cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Stir in sour cream, and Dijon mustard until completely mixed.

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3 thoughts on “Homemade Hamburger Helper”

  1. I LOVE homemade hamburger helper. I always found the box to be terribly salty and quite frankly, I don’t follow boxed directions very well and always added my own touch lol This sounds absolutely delicious and just might be dinner tonight!

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