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Bacon Brown Sugar Hamburger Helper

 
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.71

$1.71 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

6 dairy-free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner american
spoonacular Score:53%

Spoonacular Score: 53%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Bacon Brown Sugar Hamburger Helper a try. For $1.71 per serving, this recipe covers 21% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 547 calories, 31g of protein, and 17g of fat. This recipe serves 6. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 30 minutes. If you have brown sugar, corn starch, onion, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. Not a lot of people really liked this American dish. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. It is brought to you by Dinner, then Dessert. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 0%. This score is improvable. Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper, Hamburger Skillet Dinner a Fresh Take on Hamburger Helper, and My Homemade Hamburger Helper. are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 lb
1 lb elbow pasta
elbow pasta
8 slices
8 slices bacon
bacon
1 lb
1 lb lean ground beef
lean ground beef
1
1  diced yellow onion
diced yellow onion
1 cup
1 cup tomato sauce
tomato sauce
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps brown sugar
brown sugar
1 cup
1 cup beef broth
beef broth
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp corn starch
corn starch
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps kosher salt
kosher salt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black fresh ground pepper
black fresh ground pepper
1 lb elbow pasta
1 lb
elbow pasta
8 slices bacon
8 slices
bacon
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb
lean ground beef
1  diced yellow onion
1
diced yellow onion
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup
tomato sauce
2 Tbsps brown sugar
2 Tbsps
brown sugar
1 cup beef broth
1 cup
beef broth
1 Tbsp corn starch
1 Tbsp
corn starch
0.5 tsps kosher salt
0.5 tsps
kosher salt
0.5 tsps black fresh ground pepper
0.5 tsps
black fresh ground pepper

Equipment

kitchen timer
kitchen timer
frying pan
frying pan
kitchen timer
kitchen timer
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Dinner, then Dessert

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.95
Ingredient
1 pound elbow pasta
8 slices bacon
1 pound lean ground beef
1 diced yellow onion
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon corn starch
½ teaspoons black fresh ground pepper
Price
$0.97
$2.26
$6.54
$0.24
$0.96
$0.08
$0.57
$0.03
$0.03
$11.69

Tips

Health Tips

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

  • If you prefer lean meat but want to switch it up, try ground turkey, pork, or even bison!

  • If you are concerned about BPA-linings in canned products, look for tomato products packaged in glass, as acidic foods like tomatoes are more likely to leach BPA from the lining. You might also look for low-sodium versions or the label "no salt added" to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

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Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Corn starch can be added directly to cold liquids, but to avoid lumps corn starch must be mixed with a cold liquid (usually water or stock) before it can be added to hot liquids like soup or gravy. This mixture of corn starch in a cold liquid is called a "slurry."

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Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
546 Calories
30g Protein
16g Total Fat
66g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
546
27%

Fat
16g
26%

  Saturated Fat
5g
37%

Carbohydrates
66g
22%

  Sugar
8g
9%

Cholesterol
66mg
22%

Sodium
807mg
35%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
30g
62%

Selenium
67µg
96%

Manganese
0.8mg
40%

Vitamin B3
7mg
37%

Zinc
5mg
36%

Phosphorus
356mg
36%

Vitamin B12
1µg
31%

Vitamin B6
0.55mg
27%

Potassium
679mg
19%

Iron
3mg
19%

Magnesium
70mg
18%

Copper
0.35mg
17%

Vitamin B2
0.23mg
14%

Fiber
3g
14%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Folate
26µg
7%

Vitamin C
4mg
5%

Calcium
40mg
4%

Vitamin A
188IU
4%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

Vitamin D
0.19µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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