Hamburger Meat Recipes:
Hamburger Noodle Supper

Looking for some new homemade hamburger meat recipes? I think you'll like this one! It's similar to packaged Hamburger Helper, but tastier and healthier.

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I like it because it's a one-dish complete meal.

Be sure to put the noodles on to cook before you start cooking the meat.

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • egg noodles
    • garlic
    • canned diced tomatoes
    • dried parsley
    • dried basil
    • dried oregano
    • salt
    • pepper

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • ground beef (about one pound/500 g)
    • onion
    • frozen peas

Buy these fresh ingredients

  • a sweet red pepper
  • mushrooms

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a pot for cooking the noodles
    • a large skillet
    • a can opener
    • measuring cups and spoons
    • a sturdy mixing spoon
    • a cutting board and sharp knife

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • a metal strainer (for draining the pasta and thawing the peas)
    • a garlic press (if not, mince the garlic with a sharp knife)
    • a mushroom brush

    The recipe

    3 cups/750 mL egg noodles

    1 lb/500 mL ground beef

    1 onion, chopped

    3 cloves garlic, pressed

    1 sweet red pepper, chopped

    1 cup/250 mL sliced mushrooms

    2 cups/500 mL frozen peas, thawed

    1 can (14 oz/398 mL) diced tomatoes (not drained)

    1 Tbsp/15 mL dried parsley

    1 tsp/5 mL dried basil

    1 tsp/5 mL dried oregano

    1/2 tsp/2 mL salt

    1/4 tsp/1 mL pepper

    Cook the egg noodles according to package directions until tender but firm. Drain and set aside.

    Meanwhile, in a large skillet (I like cast-iron), cook ground beef over medium heat, stirring to break it up, until no longer pink.
    Pour off any fat.

    Add onion.
    Cook for 5 minutes or until tender.

    Add garlic, sweet pepper and mushrooms.
    Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until peppers are soft but not mushy.

    Add peas, tomatoes, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
    Simmer until warmed through.

    Stir in the cooked noodles.


    • Use spaghetti or another thin pasta in place of the egg noodles.

    • Use a green pepper instead of red.

    • Use canned mushrooms.

    • Use fresh peas.

    • Use whole canned tomatoes, or use fresh tomatoes and dice them yourself.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Experiment with different types of ground meat. How about ground chicken, or pork?

    • Try using fresh herbs instead of dried. As a general rule, 1 teaspoon/5 mL of dried herbs equals 1 tablespoon/15 mL of fresh herbs.


    • If you use whole canned tomatoes, use kitchen shears to cut the tomatoes into small pieces. You can cut them right in the can!

    • I thaw frozen peas in a strainer under running water.

    Menu suggestion

    This is a complete meal! If you want to make it even more complete, serve it with

    • a green salad

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