Hearty Hamburger Helper with Wagyu Beef

September 24, 2021
0 Ratings
Photo by Double8Cattle
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

This quick-and-easy hamburger helper is prepared in a Dutch oven with Wagyu ground beef, sweet onion, a few spices, pasta, whole milk, beef broth, zucchini, and shredded cheese! Try this creamy and hearty hamburger helper recipe today! It's sure to be a family favorite! —Double8Cattle

What You'll Need
  • 2 pounds Double 8 Cattle Company Fullblood Wagyu Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 pound Orecchiette Pasta
  • 1 Zucchini (grated)
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Ketchup
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 bunch Parsley (chopped, to garnish)
  1. Tools, Dutch Oven, Wooden Spatula, Grater, Cutting Board
  2. FIRST STEP Take the Fullblood Wagyu ground beef out of the freezer, and place it in the refrigerator 24 hours before starting this recipe.
  3. PREPARING THE HAMBURGER HELPER Place a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the butter, chopped sweet onion, and Fullblood Wagyu ground beef to the Dutch oven. Cook the beef until thoroughly browned, while breaking it up with a wooden spatula as you go. Stir in the chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder. Cook for approximately one more minute. Add the Orecchiette pasta and grated zucchini, while mixing. Next, add the beef broth, whole milk, and ketchup. Continue to stir until evenly distributed. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Then reduce the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
  4. FINAL STEPS Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, and continue to cook until the mixture is very creamy. Divide the hamburger helper between bowls, and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve, and enjoy!

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1 Review

FrugalCat April 21, 2022
Very easy to halve. I used small shell pasta and some chopped broccoli instead of zucchini. I do not like ketchup on things but as an ingredient it really ties everything together.