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Offline ArnieM

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Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« on: November 29, 2010, 03:18:17 pm »
I'm doing more indoor cooking due to the weather here.  This was pretty simple (I like that) and good.

I browned up about 1.25 pounds of 80/20 ground beef in a cast iron pan.  Cooked up half a box of elbow mac al dente - more than I needed but it makes a good salad.

I deglazed the beef pan with a couple ounces of Cabernet Sauvignon.  I added some corn starch to some left over red pasta sauce and threw that in.  There wasn't enough sauce so I added some V8.

The secret ingredient was Penzys Arizona Dreaming powder.  A lot of flavor with little or no salt.

Put the mac in with the beef and cooked about another 15 minutes.  Served topped with shredded cheddar and a green salad.  Not bad.

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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 04:06:04 pm »

Nice!

Now there are 2 posts this week with Penzey's spice mixes I need to try.

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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 04:43:53 pm »
Really nice, Arnie!

You had me scared for a moment with the thread title.    :o   :D
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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 05:22:07 pm »
Nice Arnie.  That Arizona dreaming is good, I picked some up last time I was at Penzeys.

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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 06:07:28 pm »
Very, very nice!
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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010, 07:50:05 am »
Sounds and looks gooooood, bont know bout that green stuff though.  ;D

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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010, 09:32:21 am »
I hate hambuger helper, but I love tuna helper.  That being said you should never use that dish and hamburger helper in the same name.  That looks great!  Where do you get the Penzy's?
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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 11:47:15 am »
That looks great!  Where do you get the Penzy's?

On line.  They have a couple of 'local' stores around here.  But, between the time and gas, the shipping is cheaper.

https://www.penzeys.com/

They have a bunch of great spices, a lot of them salt-free.  It's a nice change from most spices where the first ingredient is salt.
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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010, 11:54:51 am »
That looks great!  Where do you get the Penzy's?

On line.  They have a couple of 'local' stores around here.  But, between the time and gas, the shipping is cheaper.

https://www.penzeys.com/

They have a bunch of great spices, a lot of them salt-free.  It's a nice change from most spices where the first ingredient is salt.

You got that right brother.

I get all my spices from Penzeys, got a store not to far from work.

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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 01:23:03 pm »
Try Penzeys 'Northwoods Fire' seasoning. I'm always buying that stuff.  :)

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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2010, 03:16:36 pm »
I'll give that one a try pens. 

I'm just getting an order together.  #2 daughter said she'd like a couple of things when I order.  I got an email from her with 10 items.  Kids.  :-\
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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 03:21:36 pm »
I'll give that one a try pens. 

I'm just getting an order together.  #2 daughter said she'd like a couple of things when I order.  I got an email from her with 10 items.  Kids.  :-\

If she is like mine, I am sure she included $$-yeah right
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Re: Hamburger Helper - Sorta
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2010, 03:32:58 pm »
Yeah Gus, she is like yours.  The "Bank of Dad" needs a bailout.
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