one quick dinner

By Moriah on March 19th, 2015

I know I haven’t posted in a while but I need to share this “recipe” with you. For all the fellow overwhelmed mommas with kids that walk in at 4:30pm with hungrycrazy eyes – slacker moms unite!

This is my slightly healthier version of hamburger helper. And we have it a lot because it’s easy and my kids snarf it down. I use the square organic beef that Costco sells and I don’t even know how much is in one of those pouches. Be right back. Ok, 1.34 pounds. And a chopped onion. Brown meat completely with the chopped onion. When the meat is fully cooked and starting to smell delicious, add in a half a bag of hash browns (shredded or cubed), and brown those too.

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Meanwhile, I cook (usually in the microwave) about 4-5 cups mixed frozen veggies. It takes about 15 minutes in mine. Or you can steam on the stove, whatever.

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The sauce is a can of cream of celery (you can make the equivalent of a cream sauce for a gluten free version), and some milk. I use garlic salt liberally to season. (No, I don’t care about using a condensed cream soup every couple of weeks. And also, I shop at Aldi.)

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Melt in about 6oz grated cheddar cheese. This is very obviously the key ingredient.

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Add in more cheese if you feel necessary.

When the whole pan is creamy and the cheese has all melted in, drain the veggies and stir them in, too.

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I’m a huge fan of one-dish meals, so much easier when you have a bunch of little mouths to feed.

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