Beer and Bacon Burger Skillet

This skillet is sure to be a dude-food favorite!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 1/2
cups milk
1/2
cup hot water
1/2
cup beer
1
box Hamburger Helper™ double cheeseburger macaroni
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
4
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1
can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions
Red pepper sauce or chopped jalapeño chiles, if desired
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown; drain.
  • 2 Stir in milk, hot water, beer, uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper box). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat; uncover.
  • 4 Top with 1/2 cup of the cheese, the bacon and onions. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top. Cover; let stand 5 minutes (sauce will thicken as it stands). Sprinkle with pepper sauce.

Expert Tips

Don't want to make this with beer? Non-alcoholic beer can easily be substituted.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
960mg
960%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.