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Bacon-Venison Cheeseburger Macaroni

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Bacon-Venison Cheeseburger Macaroni
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 5
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Turn your ground venison into a delicious burger-inspired pasta skillet with this quick and easy dinner.
Updated Nov 24, 2016

Ingredients

  • 3 strips thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb ground venison
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
  • Chopped pickles, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, as desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to small bowl. Increase heat to medium-high. Add venison to bacon drippings in skillet. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until venison is thoroughly cooked; do not drain.
  • 2
    Stir in ketchup and mustard. 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 11 to 13 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Top with bacon. Serve with remaining ingredients.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cooking the venison in bacon drippings adds flavor and much-needed fat to the super-lean venison.
  • tip 2
    Go crazy with the toppings! Drizzle with extra ketchup, mustard or hot sauce. Or top with avocado and crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

350 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 28g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
980mg
41%
Potassium
480mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
11g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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