Beef Pasta and Green Beans

Only five ingredients are needed (and one of them is hot water!) in this super-simple skillet Hamburger Helper® dinner mix family favorite.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
pound lean ground beef
1
package Hamburger Helper™ beef pasta
3 2/3
cups hot water
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen cut green beans
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • 1 Brown beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally; drain.
  • 2 Stir in uncooked Pasta, Sauce Mix, hot water and beans. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender.
  • 3 Remove from heat; cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until sauce is as thick as you'd like, (sauce will thicken as it stands). Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

The fat content of ground beef depends on the cut of meat it came from. Regular ground beef—made from less-expensive cuts—contains up to 30 percent fat. Moderately priced ground chuck contains just enough fat to give it flavor and make it juicy. The leanest (around 5 percent fat) is the most expensive and is made from round and sirloin cuts.

Of course you can use French-fried onions instead of the seasoned croutons!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.