Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Cheesy Italian Shells

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef or 1 pint Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Beef Mix
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Beef Stock
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 cup organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1-1/4 cups organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Sweet Whey
  • 2 cups organic medium shell pasta
  • 3/4 cup diced organic yellow onion
  • 3/4 cup diced organic tomatoes (optional)
  • 3/4 cup diced organic bell pepper (optional)
  • 2-3 organic garlic cloves, minced (optional)
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 2 tsp. organic dried basil
  • 1 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. organic Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tsp. organic paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 1/4 tsp. organic turmeric
  • 1-1/2 cup organic cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Organic Ricotta Cheese

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Beef Mix:  Pour 1/4 cup water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen beef mix and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.  Add the garlic; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done.
  3. Add the onions and garlic and saute with the ground beef for 6 to 7 minutes until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.  If not using the beef mix, proceed with step 4.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, pasta, stock and milk, stir well.
  5. Add the Italian seasoning, salt and freshly ground pepper, stir well.
  6. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 12 -25 minutes.
  7. Add the cheddar cheese and allow to melt into the dish.
  8. Enjoy!

 

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