Don't buy packaged mixes for hamburger, and subject your family to their preservatives and mediocre taste! Make your ground beef go further with this easy, quick, fun recipe that is SOOOO much better!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and crumble until evenly browned. Drain grease, and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, until just tender. Drain potatoes, and remove from the pan.

  • Heat oil over medium heat using the pan that the potatoes were cooked in. Add the bell pepper and onion. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in the ground beef and potatoes, cooking until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese, and remove from heat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

540.7 calories; 31.4 g protein; 32.1 g carbohydrates; 105.2 mg cholesterol; 291.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2004
I cooked the onions and peppers with the hamburger so I didn't need the olive oil. Also after reading the previous review I added garlic salt and onion powder to the hamburger too. I didn't have jalepenos so I sprinkled in some cayenne pepper. My husband ate enough to feed 3 people. We also sprinkled the cheese on our own servings instead of mixing it in. We enjoyed. Thanks Moose! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/23/2004
While the recipe itself may be good (have not made it) I find the name very misleading. I thought it would be a recipe for a dry mix you can make yourself to replicate the over-priced store bought mixes. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2004
I cooked the onions and peppers with the hamburger so I didn't need the olive oil. Also after reading the previous review I added garlic salt and onion powder to the hamburger too. I didn't have jalepenos so I sprinkled in some cayenne pepper. My husband ate enough to feed 3 people. We also sprinkled the cheese on our own servings instead of mixing it in. We enjoyed. Thanks Moose! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2007
I seasoned the ground beef with Worcestershire sauce and grill seasoning to add some additional flavor. Then I removed the browned ground beef from the pan and cooked the potatoes, peppers and onion in the drippings until the potatoes were tender (adding a couple cloves of minced garlic to the mix). I used mozarella instead of cheddar (only a half cup or so) and the kids couldn't get enough! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/23/2004
While the recipe itself may be good (have not made it) I find the name very misleading. I thought it would be a recipe for a dry mix you can make yourself to replicate the over-priced store bought mixes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/20/2004
If you try this you have to really think about how you want to spice it up. I added many seasonings to this and also ended up adding a little Velveeta for creaminess. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2004
Not bad a good recipe to use as a base and customize for your own tastes or to use whatever is on hand. I added some taco seasoning and some corn. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2007
This recipe was good however I made the following changes: I added 3 potatoes (6 total). I used sweet white onions instead of red. I replaced milk and jalepeno with 1/2 can tomato soup. I cooked the potatoes first then browned the ground beef. It was very good! It's great to have an alternative to all of the preservatives and additives in the boxed version. Now to find a homemade recipe for HB Helper using noodles! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2004
This was awful nobody ate it. It was bland and needed some spice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2005
I cooked the onion and pepper with the ground beef and added taco seasoning. Family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2009
I really liked this recipe! I used half sausage half hamburger added a can (drained) of corn and seasoned it with garlic salt seasoned salt chili powder and salt a pepper. It was good I cook for a crew of men.. Granted they aren't picky eaters but they all loved it Read More
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