Copycat One-Pot Hamburger Helper

Yields: 6 servings



  1. In a large, heavy pot, heat the oil until it's shimmery and add the meat, onion, bell pepper, 1 tsp salt, pepper, oregano, turmeric, garlic, cooking until the onions and peppers have softened and the meat is cooked, about 10 minutes.
  2. Create a open circle in the middle of the pan, and add tomato paste. Cook until the color has gone from bright red to more of a brick-like, darker red. Incorporate this into the meat and vegetables.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, green chiles, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and stir. Now add your pasta and water, stirring to incorporate it all. Add more salt to help flavor your pasta and cover the pot.
  4. Cook until pasta is cooked, about 10 minutes, stirring somewhat frequently so it does not stick to the bottom
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!