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Spicy Pimiento Cheeseburger Macaroni

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  • 50 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 15 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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The culinary gem of the south and your favorite box of Hamburger Helper™ join forces to turn your weeknight dinner into a gourmet burger winner.

Ingredients

1
teaspoon butter
3
green onions, thinly sliced, whites and greens separated
1
jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
cups milk
1
cup hot water
1
box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
1
jar (4 oz) diced pimientos, drained
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup crumbled buttery snack crackers (from 13.7-oz box)

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add green onion whites and jalapeño chile; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft. Transfer to small bowl.
  • 2 In same skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, red pepper and green onion mixture.
  • 3 Stir in milk, hot water, and uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  • 4 Stir in pimientos and lemon juice. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Remove from heat; sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with green onion greens and crumbled crackers.
  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add green onion whites and jalapeño chile; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft. Transfer to small bowl.
  • 2 In same skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, red pepper and green onion mixture.
  • 3 Stir in milk, hot water, and uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  • 4 Stir in pimientos and lemon juice. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Remove from heat; sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with green onion greens and crumbled crackers.

Expert Tips

Can’t take the heat? Leave out the jalapeño chile and red pepper.

No Worcestershire sauce in the pantry? Soy sauce makes a good substitute.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
795.1
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
50.5g
78%
Saturated Fat
17.9g
90%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
99.3mg
33%
Sodium
882.2mg
37%
Total Carbohydrate
54.7g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
12.2g
Protein
29.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
11.20%
11%
Calcium
38.80%
39%
Iron
30.10%
30%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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