Print any of the hamburger helper recipe cards!
We’re all looking for an easy way to get dinner on the table. Most nights we’d like it to be without too much thought and without having to worry whether the family is going to eat what we make. Betty Crocker and other manufacturers have made a killing on the idea of “dinner in a box” albeit with the price of preservatives, colorings and chemicals added in. Enter Suzanne McMinn. This gal heads up the site “Chickens in the Road” and she’s figured out a number of the Hamburger Helper boxed dinners for us, allowing us to enjoy the convenience we want minus the additives we don’t.
Now I have to be honest, I’ve never bought Hamburger Helper and only learned about this website and recipe idea from a reader who asked for a food storage version of it. But I’m so glad she did! And can we say “pantry meal time”?? I love it when I see people naturally coming up with the same idea. Ready packed meals make sense whether you’re using them day to day or to have on hand in case of emergency, whether the emergency be immediate –to have ready to grab and go with your 72 hour kit– or longer term.
Thanks to Suzanne doing the hard work, I’ve done the much easier part of translating them to food storage. And btw, there are all kinds of additions you can make to these recipes, I’d suggest visiting Suzanne’s original blog post for more ideas on that. Also, all of the recipes call for 1 lb. ground beef (or about 2 cups cooked), so if you’re using fresh ground beef (or hamburger from the freezer) that’s the amount you’d need.
Each recipe serves 4-6