Monday, January 2, 2012

Ghetto Heaven

I have always loved Hamburger Helper.  Growing up poor, I learned early not to turn up my nose at any food.  I grew up on instant stuff (Ramen noodles!) and while I now recognize that it's pretty gross, I still miss that type of stuff sometimes. 

So the other day I had some ground beef and a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese (fact: Kraft and Velveeta are the best.  My mother in law gave me a box of Annie's recently.  Tasted like cardboard).  I threw them together and it was YUM.

I browned the meat first and seasoned it with salt, pepper, liquid smoke flavoring and Worcestershire sauce (told ya) and maybe a bit too much Tabasco sauce.  Also added about a third of a jar of spaghetti sauce; it happened to be the kind with little sausages in it. 

There's the mac, and my butt courtesy of my husband.

And when the mac was done I just threw it together.  YUM times a million.  I highly recommend. 


  1. That looks so good! It must be that I'm starving at the moment! haha

    And I'm guessing your hubby is a butt man? LOL

  2. This reminds me of the chili-mac my dad used to make. A can of Wolf chili plus a box of Kraft mac and cheese mixed together. Haven't had that in YEARS.