Homemade hamburger helper
5-8 PP range, 8SP blue/green, 5SP purple *if using whole wheat pasta/ 7 points plus
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1.5 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 2 Tbsp corn starch
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1.5 cups 2% milk
- 2 cups pasta I used small shells *measured uncooked
- 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
Cook the ground beef in a pan or skillet over medium heat, drain fat and return to pan.
Add in the tomato paste, all seasonings, garlic and the corn starch, mix well.
Stir in the broth and milk and then add the pasta, bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover with lid and let simmer for 9-12 minutes, stirring a couple of times..
Remove from heat and mix in the shredded cheese, cover again for a few minutes to let cheese melt and the sauce thicken.
Makes 6 heaping 1 cup servings.. *Note- you can swap out the ground beef for turkey/chicken to lower points on blue/purple
Personal Points- 5-8 depending on your 0PP foods
Smart points- green & blue- 8 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- purple- 5 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 7 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving..Calories 280...Fat 9.3g..Sat fat 4.7g...Carbs 28.3g...Fiber 1.3g...Sugar 4.9g...Protein 20.5g using My Fitness pal *includes all ingredients