Homemade Taco Hamburger Helper

Homemade Taco Hamburger Helper

1 1/2 lbs Hamburger
1/2 Onion
900g Fusilli Pasta
1 pouch (28g) Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
1 small bag (88.5g) Doritos Nacho Chips
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
Salt (To sprinkle on individual servings.)

• Cook Hamburger about 3/4ths of the way done, and add in the Onion, then finish cooking Hamburger fully. In the frying pan, (of Hamburger) add in 3/4th’s cup of water with the Taco Seasoning Mix, stir well. Once completely stirred in, add the Doritos Nacho Chips.
• In a large cooking pot, combine (3/4ths of the cooking pot full) water, (1/2 tsp) salt and (1 tbsp) butter, when the water is boiling, Cook Pasta as directed on package. Strain the water out of the pasta when it is done.
• Combine cooked Hamburger, Pasta, and Cheddar Cheese together, stir well.
• Sprinkle some Salt on each individual serving.
• Serve/Enjoy.

MenuDuet’s Notes: In the picture displayed;

-Try and have the Hamburger and Pasta finish at the same time.

-The Pasta doesn’t really matter, I just used whatever we had left in the cupboard, though I’m sure Macaroni noodles would work just as well. (As would an assortment of other ones- not so much spaghetti type noodles, short noodles are best.)

-We used Marbled Cheese.

-I wouldn’t go over 3 cups of cheese, also you can add cheese, individually to each persons plate, if they desire more.

Growing up, a lot of us ate Hamburger Helper out of a box, which consisted of pasta and cheese, which you would add hamburger too. Well this is pretty much the same thing. (Though tastes a heck of a lot better). Such an easy dish to make, with a yummy taco taste.

Doesn’t really matter what type of pasta you use, (as long as its not long noodles like spaghetti or something.) we just used whatever pasta we had leftover in the cupboard.

This dish was very tasty, and easy to make, there was enough for leftovers too, so that is always a plus! Wondering if adding some salsa would make it way yummier, or really awful, haha.

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