this is all made from scratch, super quick and easy in the Instant Pot and budget-friendly too!
1poundGround Beef85% lean
1/2 OnionYellow, diced
1/4teaspoonBlack Pepperfreshly cracked
16oz macaroniElbow, dry
Set to Instant pot to saute.
Add the oil
Add ground beef. Cook until browned, stirring to break up after a few minutes and then draining out most of the fat.
Add in onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until soft.
Season with salt, pepper, seasonings and Worcestershire sauce.
Stir in tomato paste.
Pour in ¼ C of liquid and scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom to avoid a burn message. Then add in the macaroni and remaining liquid.
Press cancel to stop saute.
Lock lid into place and seal valve. Using manual button set time to 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes are up, quick release the steam. Remove cover and stir in half the cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and place lid, not locked, back on pot for 2 minutes to help the cheese melt.
Remove cover and serve.
This will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator.
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 667Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Vitamin A 833IU17%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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