This recipe came about because I wanted to use up green peppers from the garden. It's quick, easy and even my picky friends have asked for the recipe.

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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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  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, place the ground beef and onion into a large skillet, and cook, stirring to crumble, until meat is no longer pink, and onion is tender. Just before the beef is done, add the bell peppers, and cook until tender, but still green. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese food, condensed soup and milk to make a thick sauce.

  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the macaroni noodles. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

699.6 calories; 39.5 g protein; 54.8 g carbohydrates; 114.7 mg cholesterol; 1275.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2009
I read the reviews and made it a little bit different too. I made a bit of a cheese sauce. 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of flour and a 1/4 cup of milk then I put in the can of mushroom soup, and about 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Then I add shredded cheese, cheddar and monterey jack. I also added for the spice about 3 tsps of Montreal Steak Spice. It turned out really well that way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2006
This was ok...honestly it tasted a lot like the Hamburger Helper box stuff. I don't like using my "good ingredients" and getting that end result. Very cheesy as another reviewer said...and didn't taste a whole lot like philly cheesesteak to us. Thanks anyway for the post. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2009
I read the reviews and made it a little bit different too. I made a bit of a cheese sauce. 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of flour and a 1/4 cup of milk then I put in the can of mushroom soup, and about 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Then I add shredded cheese, cheddar and monterey jack. I also added for the spice about 3 tsps of Montreal Steak Spice. It turned out really well that way. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2009
I read the reviews and made it a little bit different too. I made a bit of a cheese sauce. 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of flour and a 1/4 cup of milk then I put in the can of mushroom soup, and about 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Then I add shredded cheese, cheddar and monterey jack. I also added for the spice about 3 tsps of Montreal Steak Spice. It turned out really well that way. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2006
This was ok...honestly it tasted a lot like the Hamburger Helper box stuff. I don't like using my "good ingredients" and getting that end result. Very cheesy as another reviewer said...and didn't taste a whole lot like philly cheesesteak to us. Thanks anyway for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
I made this for my 80 year old dad and hes not shy about telling me if he likes something or not. He liked it. I used a box of velveeta mac and cheese for the macaroni and the cheese then I added two handfulls of Mozzarella cheese..and a clove of minced garlic. It was pretty good. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2011
I used yellow peppers for this and Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom. Nice flavors really cheesy. A good from scratch way to copycat Hamburger Helper. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
This is good! I made it as the recipe listed with no changes. It's a quick & easy recipe that uses common ingredients. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2007
This was quick cheap and easy. Gourmet it is not but is anything with processed cheese food expected to be gourmet? I would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2008
Wasn't bad... was pretty comparible to a name brand boxed dinner where you add meat though. My husband called this a chuckwagon dinner and gave it 3.5 stars. My 4 yr old and 2 yr old ate it like there was no tomorrow... that's good enough for me to make it again! I didn't have cream of muchroom soup so I used cream of potato which actually gave this a really nice hearty flavor. For the noodles and processed cheese I used a box of velveta shells and cheese and it did the trick wonderfully. I also omitted the green pepper as I don't have any and my kids wouldn't eat it anyway. This is a keeper strictly for "in a pinch" but it lacks ebough flavor to keep it in my recipe book for good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2009
One of my hubby's favorites. I use ground turkey and Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom instead of regular. The first time I made it with just the regular Cream of Mushroom it was very salty. I have also used whole wheat pasta as a way to make it a little healthier. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2008
First I didn't measure my macaroni - I used 1 pound which I believe is very close to 2 cups. As is it wasn't cheese enough for me so I added a cup of mozz./prov. blend shredded. That really helped out. It is still a little bland for me so next time I will add beef bouillin to help the beef flavor stand out. Good start but needed some modifications for my taste. Read More
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