Homemade Hamburger Helper – Frisco Melt Style

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Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper has all the flavors of a classic Steak ‘n Shake Frisco melt burger in the form of a quick, weeknight pasta.  The ingredients are simple – ground beef, macaroni, thousand island and French dressings, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Swiss cheese and Velveeta.  When combined into a homemade version of hamburger helper, your mouth will rejoice and your family will applaud this cheesy hamburger dish.

Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper is all the flavors of a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger in the form of a quick, weeknight pasta.  The ingredients are simple---ground beef, macaroni, thousand island and french dressings, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Swiss cheese and Velveeta.  When combined into a homemade version of hamburger helper, your mouth will rejoice and your family will applaud. 

One Pot Homemade Frisco Burger Hamburger Helper Recipe

What can I make with hamburger and macaroni?  The answer is easy. Try making homemade hamburger helper (without the box).  It’s quick and easy, and kids love it.

If you’ve never been to Steak n’ Shake, then you may be wondering what is a Frisco Melt?  It’s a steak-burger topped with American and Swiss cheeses with a yummy sauce.  With kiddos in the house, sometimes I have an easier time getting them to eat a pasta, such as hamburger helper, than a hamburger. Thus, I created this yummy homemade hamburger helper.

The flavors of a Frisco Melt sauce include Thousand Island dressing, French dressing, Ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Make this Frisco sauce and serve with French fries whenever you want, or use it as a sauce for your hamburgers.

What can i make with hamburger and macaroni? Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper tastes like a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger.

Did you grow up on Hamburger Helper?  We had it occasionally as kids, and as a mom now, I tend to create meals like hamburger helper from scratch.  It’s super simple, and I usually always have the ingredients in the pantry and refrigerator already.  Skillet meals like Velveeta and ground beef casserole go together quickly, and are usually prepared in less than 30 minutes.

The best part of this recipe is that it’s a one pot meal. This means that you cook everything in one pot which equals less clean up.  Some of our favorite one pan plans include Skillet Smoked Sausage and Cabbage, Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili, Zero Point Weight Watchers Green Bean Chili, and Low Carb Beef Fried Cauliflower Rice.

What can i make with hamburger and macaroni? Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper tastes like a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger.

What can I make with hamburger meat?

The options are endless when it comes to cooking with hamburger (also known as ground beef)?

What to serve with hamburger helper?

Hamburger helper contains both a protein and a grain, so all you need is some type of fruit and/ or vegetable to serve along side.

What can i make with hamburger and macaroni? Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper tastes like a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger.

How to Make Hamburger Helper from scratch?

Step one: Brown ground beef in a skillet; drain excess grease if needed.

Step two: Add uncooked macaroni, water, dressings, ketchup and Worcestershire.

Step three: Simmer covered for 10 minutes. Remove lid, and simmer until pasta is fully cooked.

Step four: Add cheeses, and stir until completely melted.

For full homemade Frisco melt hamburger helper recipe and ingredient list, scroll to the bottom of this post

Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper is all the flavors of a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger in the form of a quick, weeknight pasta.  The ingredients are simple---ground beef, macaroni, thousand island and french dressings, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Swiss cheese and Velveeta.  When combined into a homemade version of hamburger helper, your mouth will rejoice and your family will applaud. 

Notes About Homemade Hamburger Helper with Velveeta:

  • We use ground beef for this recipe. Use whatever blend that you prefer (lean:fat), just be sure to drain the excess fat if necessary.
  • Use ground turkey, instead of ground beef, in this Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper recipe if desired.
  • Our homemade hamburger helper recipe calls for uncooked elbow macaroni.  Don’t have this in the pantry? Swap it out for whatever type of pasta you have. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time.
  • The traditional cheese blend in Frisco melts is a combination of Swiss and American cheese.  However, Velveeta gives the One Pot Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper a creamy texture, but use shredded American if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Make this Frisco sauce with Thousand Island dressing, French dressing, Ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to enjoy with other foods, like French fries!
  • Check out these Frisco Melt Sticks from Beyer Beware for when you have a Frisco Melt craving but are on the go. Or these other recipes when you aren’t on the go – Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole and Frisco Sloppy Joes!
  • We love one pan plans like this one and our Skillet Smoked Sausage and Cabbage.

Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper is all the flavors of a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger in the form of a quick, weeknight pasta.  The ingredients are simple---ground beef, macaroni, thousand island and french dressings, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Swiss cheese and Velveeta.  When combined into a homemade version of hamburger helper, your mouth will rejoice and your family will applaud. 

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One Pot Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper

One Pot Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper is all the flavors of a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger in the form of a quick, weeknight pasta.  The ingredients are simple - ground beef, macaroni, thousand island and french dressings, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Swiss cheese and Velveeta. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frisco melt, Frisco Melt Pasta, Hamburger Helper
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups dry macaroni, uncooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup thousand island dressing
  • 1/4 cup French dressing (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 splashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (or mozzarella)
  • 1/2 cup Velveeta or American cheese

Instructions

  • In a skillet, brown ground beef until no longer pink, breaking up into small pieces as it cooks. Drain excess fat, and return ground beef to the skillet.
  • Add uncooked macaroni, water, thousand island dressing, French dressing, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce to the skillet and cover with lid. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to simmer until the macaroni is cooked through, approximately 5 to 10 additional minutes.
    What can i make with hamburger and macaroni? Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper tastes like a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger.
  • Add both cheeses directly to the skillet, stirring until completely melted.
    What can i make with hamburger and macaroni? Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper tastes like a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger.

Notes

  • If you don't want to use a combination of thousand island and French dressings, you can use 100% one or the other.
  • We use ground beef for this recipe. Use whatever ground beef blend you prefer (lean:fat), just drain the excess fat if necessary.
  • Use ground turkey, instead of ground beef, in this Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper recipe if desired.
  • Our homemade hamburger helper recipe calls for uncooked elbow macaroni.  If you don't have this in the pantry, feel free to swap out for whatever type of pasta you have. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time.
  • The traditional cheese blend in Frisco melts is combination of Swiss and American cheese.  However, Velveeta gives the One Pot Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper a creamy texture, but you could use shredded American if that's what you have on hand.
  • Make this Frisco sauce with Thousand Island dressing, French dressing, Ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to enjoy with other foods, like French fries!
  • If you're a fan of Frisco Melts, try Frisco Tater Tot Casserole, Frisco Sloppy Joes, and Crock Pot Frisco Tater Tot Casserole

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 2mg

What can i make with hamburger and macaroni? Homemade Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper tastes like a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger.

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