Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Philly Cheesesteak Hamburger Helper® Stuffed Bell Peppers

This Philly Cheesesteak Hamburger Helper® Stuffed Bell Peppers are brought to you in collaboration with Hamburger Helper® to help bring you easy hamburger recipes this summer! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own.


Even though Hamburger month was last month, we're still celebrating hamburgers because, for me, summer is hamburger season! You can find so many Hamburger Helper® varieties, and I was thrilled to find the Philly Cheesesteak Hamburger Helper® at Walmart!

Philly Cheesesteak was one of my favorite vacation meals that I've ever had. Of course, I was in Philadelphia and made sure that I experienced an authentic cheesesteak. They were so good, my mom and I ate them for breakfast and lunch! Since then I've been craving the same taste and haven't been able to recreate it, but I've found and created other recipes that help mimic the flavor, like this recipe I'm offering you today!

When I saw this Hamburger Helper® flavor, I thought that I would amp up the cheesesteak flavors by adding classic cheesesteak flavors to this meal including browned onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, and provolone cheese. I also decided to use the Hamburger Helper® recipe as a stuffing for bell peppers!

This is a wonderful recipe and I love the cheesesteak flavors that you get with each bite. I especially liked the added meatiness of the mushrooms and the bites of sweetness from the onions. It does take a little extra time, but I really think that a little extra work adds volumes of yumminess to this meal!

Tips for this recipe, don't cook the pasta mixture too long because it may get too soft as you bake it. The bell peppers retain their crispiness when they're baked, but if you'd like them softer just boil them between 5-10 minutes before you stuff them.

You can also find a coupon through this link to help you save on your next Hamburger Helper® purchase!

What creative ways do you use hamburger or Hamburger Helper®?















Philly Cheesesteak Hamburger Helper® Stuffed Bell Peppers
A Tortillas and Honey original recipe

2 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 small yellow onion, sliced
1 lb. ground beef
8 oz. crimini, sliced
1/2 tsp. Worcester sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 package Philly Cheesesteak Hamburger Helper®
1 1/2 c. hot water
1 1/4 c. milk
4 green bell pappers, halved
8 slices provolone cheese (or other good melting cheese, like mozzarella)

Preheat oven to 400.

Over medium heat, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add onions and cook until browned, stirring frequently, about 10-15 minutes. If the onions brown too quickly, lower the heat. After onions are browned, scoop into a bowl and reserve for later.

In the same skillet, cook the ground beef and criminis until the beef is browned and the mushrooms are soft. Drain the grease, then stir in the Worcester sauce and garlic powder into the meat mixture.

Add the Hamburger Helper® pasta and seasoning packets (reserve the toppings packet), the water, and the milk. Mix all the ingredients together and bring the mixture to a boil.

After the mixture comes to a bowl, lower the heat to a simmer and cook about 10 minutes until the pasta is tender and the mixture is thickened. Stir in the reserved browned onions.

Add the bell pepper halves to a large baking dish, cut sides facing up. Scoop in the meat mixture into the cavities of the bell peppers, then top each stuffed pepper with a slice of provolone cheese.

Bake for 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, then top the stuffed peppers with the fried onions from the toppings packet.

Makes 8 servings or 8 stuffed bell peppers.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper®

This Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® is brought to you in collaboration with Hamburger Helper® to help bring you easy hamburger recipes this summer! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own.


Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey



May was National Hamburger Month and the start of hamburger season! Hamburger Helper® wants you to make and share your favorite hamburger recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. I decided to spruce up the Bacon Cheeseburger flavor of Hamburger Helper® that I picked up at Walmart, adding in more of the typical bacon cheeseburgers you might expect when ordering one! This Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® takes less than half an hour to prepare and includes ingredients that you're likely to already have in your pantry! And there's no heating up the grill!

To make this recipe similar to what you might expect when eating the real thing, I added in many ingredients in your typical bacon cheeseburger! I added in some onions with the hamburger as it was browning, then used a can of evaporated milk to make the sauce more creamy. I decided to add in sun dried tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes because I like the concentrated flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and I wasn't too sure how fresh tomatoes would hold up in the pasta. I also added in some stoneground mustard to the sauce. After the pasta was finished cooking, I added in chopped bacon, finely diced dill pickles and raw onions. I also stirred in some fresh parsley at the end to give the dish a little bit of freshness in lieu of the using lettuce. I really liked how the pickles and raw onions really mimicked the flavor of the toppings you get with a cheeseburger. You can definitely alter this recipe to fit your tastes!

I hope your give this easy and fun recipe a try! What type of hamburger dishes do you like to make your family in the summertime?

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey


Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey

Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® | Tortillas and Honey



Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper®
A Tortillas and Honey original recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (separated)
1 package bacon cheeseburger Hamburger Helper® (pasta and seasoning packet)
12 oz. can evaporated milk
1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. hot water
1 Tbs. stoneground mustard
1/3 c. sun-dried tomatoes, diced
1/3 c. dill pickles, finely diced
4 strips bacon, cooked and diced
1/4 c. parsley, chopped

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and 2/3 of the diced onion. Once the ground beef is cooked through, drain the grease from the skillet.

Add the contents of the package of the Hamburger Helper® (pasta and seasoning packet), evaporated milk, milk, hot water, and sun dried tomatoes. Stir all of the ingredients together until combined. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and lower the heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes until the pasta is soft.

Stir in the diced dill pickles, bacon, parsley, and the remaining raw onions. Scoop into bowls, and serve.


Makes about 4 servings


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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