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California Cheeseburger Macaroni

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 5

Feel the California love with this yummy cheeseburger mac riff on the west coast drive-through classic. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1 1/2
cups thinly sliced onions
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
tablespoons yellow mustard
2
cups milk
1
cup hot water
1
box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
2
cups frozen French fries (from 26-oz package), cooked as directed on package
1/4
cup Thousand Island dressing
1
medium tomato, diced
1/4
cup dill pickle relish

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions brown; transfer to small bowl.
  • 2
    In same skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 3
    Stir in mustard, 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
    Arrange cooked French fries over mixture in skillet; top with onions. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with tomato and relish.

Expert Tips

  • While any frozen French fries will work, thin-cut fries offer a nice crunchy texture that’s delicious with the creamy pasta.
  • Not a fan of Thousand Island dressing? Ranch makes a nice creamy substitute.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1300mg
54%
Potassium
610mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
11g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 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; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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