Green Chile Hamburger Helper from Scratch

Homemade Hamburger Helper with Green Chiles
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In terms of comfort food, nothing beats this homemade version of Hamburger Helper. This is a nutritious Instant Pot dinner thanks to whole grain pasta, minimally processed ingredients, and Greek yoghurt for protein. You may use a stovetop or an electric pressure cooker to make this simple homemade Hamburger Helper recipe.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (can also use turkey)
  • 1 cup of chopped green chiles, fresh or canned
  • 1 pound of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of low sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups elbow pasta, made with whole wheat
  • The amount of paprika needed is 1 teaspoon.
  • Garlic powder, about a teaspoon
  • a pound of ground beef
  • It’s up to you whether or not you want to use plain Greek yoghurt in this recipe.
  • 1 1/3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, if desired


Insanely easy to use

  1. Instant Pot’s sauté mode can be used to brown the ground beef.
  2. Pour in the paprika and garlic powder and the onions. Stir it up a bit.
  3. This is followed by a layer of pasta covered in beef broth and tomato sauce.
  4. Pressure valve sealing must be activated. For the 3-minute high-pressure cooking time, they were using a manual preset. Using a quick-release valve, let go of the pressure.
  5. Turn off the Instant Pot by removing the lid. Add the optional Greek yoghurt and mix thoroughly when the cheese has melted.

Top of Stove

  1. Cook the ground beef in a large skillet when it is no longer pink.
  2. Add the garlic powder, paprika, onions, and green chillies to the mixture.
  3. Pasta and tomato sauce should be added to a skillet. Make sure the pasta is not submerged in the water.
  4. Heat to a simmer and then turn the heat down to medium-low.
  5. Cook the pasta until al dente, about 10 to 15 minutes. Re-stir is as necessary.
  6. After removing the cover, the (optional) Greek yoghurt and cheese can be added. Toss until all the cheese is incorporated. Serve with a garnish.

Slow Cooker

  1. Cook the ground beef in a large pan over medium-high heat, then transfer to a slow cooker with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Noodles, beef broth, tomato sauce, paprika, green chillies, and other seasonings are excellent additions.
  3. It’s best to use a low-heat setting, which can be done in a slow-cooker for up to five hours.
  4. Add in the Greek yoghurt and cheese (optional).


  • When using 99 per cent fat-free ground turkey and fat-free greek yoghurt in a 1 cup serving, the Weight Watchers Plan points are: 3 Blue Plan Aspects: 5 Green Plan Aspects: Point 1 of the Purple Plan.
  • Whole30/Ultimate Portions 21-Day Fix Fix: 34 red containers, 12 green containers, 1 13 yellow containers, and 23 blue containers per 1 cup of optional materials. Leaving out all of the extras: Per serving, use two-thirds red, one-half green, and one-third yellow containers.
  • Fill half of your plate with vegetables for a complete meal.


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