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Old 02-22-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Really, how much hamburger....

do you add to a box of hamburger helper?!?!!??! I know it calls for a whole pound, but realistically, we add 1/5 to a 1/4 of a pound per box. Part of it's because I'm cheap , but mostly because that's how we prefer it. I also add about 7 ounces (some boxes I buy are 16 oz and some are 12 oz, I add half of it) of whole grain pasta and a veggie to the box, because there is enough sauce to do so and it stretches it a bit more and healthies it up a bit. So, I'm curious; do you add the whole pound of hamburger?

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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I usually use a whole pound. I also add veggies and pasta/rice to it like you.
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Dh hates HH so I haven't had it since college. At that time I was living with two (male, perpetually hungry) roommates and I was primarily responsible for feeding us. We would typically add the full pound of meat. And a can of veg like green beans. And then serve it over rice. Hey, we had to stretch it! Clearly none of us were worried about carbs...
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Re: Really, how much hamburger....

We would never be able to get a whole meal out of it without adding the entire pound of hamburger as well as various other add-ins:beans, veggies, etc. We haven't had it in forever though. I think it's been like 4 or 5 years.
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We had chili cheese last night and it was truly good! (with 1/2 lb of ground elk, full recipe noodles/mix/milk, 1/2 cheese, added onions, red bell peppier and grated carrots). DH was so excited to have this, he hasn't since moving out on his own.
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I usually use a whole pound. I also add veggies and pasta/rice to it like you.
Totally OT, but your siggie made me LOL!

As for the original?, I don't use box HH, but in my from scratch version I use a whole pound of pasta and a pound of ground beef.
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Re: Really, how much hamburger....

No, I don't I usually add about a quarter pound, maybe less. Haven't had it for a while, but I like it. We've slowly started using less and less hamburger meat in things. If you slowly make the transition, it isn't so bad (for those who like more meat, like we used to in spaghetti sauce).
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Re: Really, how much hamburger....

My DH and I lived on Hamburger Helper our first year of marriage. Usually we made it with a full lb of beef. One time I bought a 2 and 1/2 lb package of beef, and DH put the whole thing in to 1 box of hamburger helper. It was like, "oh look, I found a noodle!" Basically, a bowl of ground beef. From then on, I learned that beef was to be bought in single pound packages only. We haven't eaten hamburger helper in years though...
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