CHEESY ENCHILADA (HAMBURGER HELPER)
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup milk
2 cups hot water
cheese sauce mix
sour cream topping mix
- Brown ground beef in a 10 in skillet; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup of milk, the hot water, and rice, sauce, and sour cream topping.
- Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender (sauce will thicken as it stands).
- Meanwhile, stir 3 tablespoons milk and cheese sauce topping mix inspace a bowl for 30 seconds and set aside.
- Remove from heat. Pour topping ** over beef mixture. (If desired, fill warm tortillas or taco shells with beef mixture).
- Hamburger Helper consists of a starch and specially measured dried sauce packets separated in a single box.
- Hamburger Helper consists of a starch (most often pasta, but also rice or potatoes) and specially measured dried sauce packets separated in a single box. These combined with browned ground beef, water and milk create a complete dish.
- General Mills also has a Hamburger Helper frozen food line, which features some of the brand's classic varieties in a complete meal kit form, and includes frozen ground beef and frozen sauce packaged separately from the noodles in the same bag.
- There is also an "instant" version of Hamburger Helper which contains dehydrated meat, noodles and seasonings in a small pouch — instead of adding meat, milk and water, the consumer only needs to add a small amount of water to a bowl containing the helper pouch contents.
- The Helping Hand in a Hamburger Helper commercial
- Its mascot is the Helping Hand, an anthropomorphic animated, four fingered left-hand glove, which appears in the product's television commercials and on the packages. A left-handed glove is used, making the Helping Hand right-handed. The thumb of the glove serves as the Helping Hand's "hand".
- In 2005 the American-based Food Network listed Hamburger Helper as number three in its list of the top five fad foods of the 1970s .