Friday, December 07, 2012

Cooking with Taz: Homemade Hamburger Helper in Japan


Hamburger Helper?
I know this is bad stuff:  MSGs, trans fats, HFCS, white pasta, ETC.  There’s not much in the ingredient list that grows in the soil or eats things that grow in the soil.  It is not real food.  That's why I decided to make my own!  All ingredients can be found at your local 100 yen store and it is quick, simple and delicious.  Plus, your kids will love it!!!


500g ground beef

400g Macoroni (the type I use is ready in 8 minutes)

1 can diced tomato (450g)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 tbsp basil

Magic salt to taste

8 anchovy stuff olives sliced (optional)

1 large Eringi Mushroom (diced)

5 slices of your favorite cheese (I use a mixed cheese variety)

2 cans of water (use tomato can)


Approx. 20 minutes and serves 5


Season beef with magic salt and garlic, brown and drain.  Add tomato, basil, mushrooms, olives and water.  Bring to a light boil and add the uncooked macaroni.  Lower heat and, while stirring occasionally, cook for 8 minutes or until macaroni is tender.  Turn off heat and place your cheese slices on top while the Helper is still hot.  Stir in the melted cheese and server with garlic bread.



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