Allrecipes.com has this awesome feature where you can type in the ingredients you have and it will find recipes that use those ingredients. You can even include ingredients you DON'T want. I had a box of hamburger helper that I got for something like 17 cents because I had a coupon and it was already on sale. You can probably just eat hamburger helper on it's own. No recipe needed, just follow the box directions. But I found a recipe for these swedish meatballs that uses a box of hamburger helper. So I went with it. It was delicious!
3 cups hot water
3 tablespoons of heavy cream
1 box of hamburger helper (i used basil & tomato penne)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 pound extra lean ground beef
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1.5 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Pour the hot water into a 3 quart casserole dish. Stir in heavy cream.
Mix in sauce mix from the packaged dinner and the nutmeg.
Add uncooked pasta/noodles from package and stir until well mixed.
Cover & bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, sea salt, and garlic powder. <
Mix well and form golf-ball sized meatballs, about 12.
Place a cooling rack into a cookie sheet (meatballs will drip while cooking) and arrange meatballs on rack. < Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Check to make sure meatballs are no longer pink all the way through.
Stir in the cooked meatballs with the noodles and cook uncovered for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve with garlic bread. :-)
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