Smoked Hamburger Helper

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Prep Time: 5 Min | Cook Time: 25 min

  • 1 lb of Ground Beef
  • 2 cups of dry cavatappi noodles or use macaroni
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp BBQ seasoning
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups fresh grated cheddar cheese
  • Hot sauce and crispy fried garlic for garnish 

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  1.  In a skillet on med high heat add in 1 tbsp of olive oil then toss in ground beef and break it up. Cook until slightly brown.
  2. Add in all dry ingredients and mix well. Cook for about 2 mins.
  3. Add in beef broth, milk and pasta. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  4. Place skillet in a pre heated smoker set to 450F using Hickory wood and cook for about 10 mins, stirring once halfway through.
  5. Remove from heat then add in shredded cheddar cheese and mix well.
  6. Serve and then I topped mine with Hot sauce and crispy fried garlic.

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