The Munchkins

Life with identical twins

Gluten Free Taco Hamburger Helper

on March 16, 2016

This is Delaney’s absolute favorite thing to eat. I made it this week and pulled out the tortilla chips so they could scoop it up, and she about lost her mind it was so good. I always make this somewhat begrudgingly because I think of it as a bland meal that the kids will eat. But then I make it and I remember it’s really good, really flavorful, and super quick to make. It’s a winner!

This recipe comes together quickly enough that you can make it on a weeknight. We always have plenty of leftovers and they reheat perfectly for lunches, so I like to make it early in the week so she can take it to school for lunch! I do not stir the cheese in at the end. The girls don’t love a ton of cheese on this, so I just shred some and let them sprinkle on top as they wish. I slice half an avocado on top of mine and scoop it with tortilla chips.

Homemade Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper
from Iowa Girl Eats

1lb lean ground beef
1 large shallot or 1/2 small onion, chopped
1 recipe homemade taco seasoning (recipe in notes below) or 1 taco seasoning packet, don’t add water
1/2 cup salsa
1­3/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup long grain white rice such as basmati or jasmine
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Toppings: crushed tortilla chips, salsa, sliced avocado, chopped green onions
1. Brown ground beef with shallot in a large skillet over medium­high heat. Drain then return to the skillet. Add taco
seasoning, salsa, and chicken broth then bring to a boil. Add rice then place a lid on top and reduce heat to mediumlow.
Simmer for 15­20 minutes or until rice is tender then remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese until melted.
Place lid back on the skillet then let sit for 5 minutes before serving with toppings.

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