Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Healthy Hamburger Helper

I found this recipe on A Daily Dose of Dieting blog. It turned out so good I thought I would share.

1-1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
3/4 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon steak seasoning
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Chopped green onions, optional

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

3. Drain pasta; add to meat mixture.

4. Stir in the tomatoes, relish, mustard, ketchup, steak seasoning and seasoned salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

5. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions if desired.

This was so good. It was just like eating a cheeseburger but much better for you. The kids even liked it. You could even use ground turkey to make it even less fattening.