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Spicy Pimiento Cheeseburger Macaroni

  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 5

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. MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
1310mg
54%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
9g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
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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