This Homemade Greek Style Hamburger Helper is a one-pot meal that couldn’t be easier! It’s flavored with garlic, oregano, cinnamon, parsley and feta and loaded with pasta and ground beef. It’s super satisfying and flavorful!
It’s that time of year folks. The summer season is winding down and most kids are already back to school.
I know what that means. I’ve been there. The kids get home from school, they’re tired, they’re hangry and their bookbags are filled with forms that need to be signed and homework that needs to be done.
That means dinners need to be delicious, satisfying and above all EASY!
I’ve gotcha covered with this Homemade Greek Style Hamburger Helper guys!
What is Hamburger Helper?
Hamburger Helper is a packaged food product by General Mills that’s been around for years. The box contains dried pasta and a powdered mix that you combine with browned ground beef, water and milk to make a one pot meal.
Who grew up eating Hamburger Helper?? I have to say on those busy nights my mother would sometimes serve HH. It wasn’t often, but she did every once in a blue moon. And I get it. When my boys were growing up, I’d serve it once in a while too on those crazy hectic nights when time was tight. Our youngest son Casey actually enjoyed it growing up.
But now, he enjoys my homemade HH much more. I decided on this Greek version because we all love Greek flavors. This one skillet meal takes less than 30 minutes to make and is flavored with garlic, oregano, cinnamon, parsley and feta and loaded with pasta and ground beef.
Homemade Greek Style Hamburger Helper Ingredients
- ground beef
- olive oil
- yellow onion
- dried oregano
- dried parsley
- ground cinnamon
- red pepper flakes
- low-sodium beef broth
- tomato sauce
- elbow macaroni
- bay leaves
- feta cheese crumbles
You can serve it with a side salad and maybe some warm, crusty bread for a meal that everyone is sure to fancy more than the boxed version, guaranteed! Hope you give it a go. Enjoy!
A Few Cook’s Notes for Homemade Greek Style Hamurger Helper
I use the traditional eblow pasta for this recipe, but you can use any small/medium size pasta. Shells, penne or whatever you have on hand.
You can add the feta crumbles to the pasta mixture and melt it in on the stovetop, or serve the crumbles on the side and let people use as much as they prefer to top their serving with.
More Delicious One Pot Meals to Enjoy
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 lb. lean ground beef, I use Laura's Lean
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
- 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Add the olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and brown, breaking it up with a spoon, along with the onion until the meat is no longer pink and the onions are translucent. Drain most of the liquid. Stir in the garlic, oregano, parsley, cinnamon and red pepper flakes and cook for an additional one minute.
- Stir in the broth, milk, tomato sauce and macaroni. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce temperature to a simmer. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is nice and tender, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in feta cheese until melted or you can serve it with the feta and let people sprinkle their helping with it themselves. Serve immediately.