Yep you read that correctly. I have never eaten Hamburger Helper, or any of the helpers for that matter. As a child I was what you call picky. I still am in some people's eyes. I'm weird about sauces and generally don't like them unless I make it myself and know what's in there. I know, I know. But we purchased the General Mills Groupon a while back and got a box of Hamburger Helper in it. I haven't made it yet. To be completely honest I have made meals that look like it but that's just it, I made it. Don't get me wrong there's nothing wrong with Hamburger Helper but I am just really weird like that.
Here's what I had on hand to make.
I always use less meat than the recipe calls for because lets face it, we eat too much meat most days and it saves money by consuming less so I used half a pound of burger instead of a pound.
So the verdict: I'm not a fan. The process was really messy.
And even though I followed the directions and stirred like directed there is a yucky mess stuck to the bottom of my pan.
Taste wise it was ok. The cheese flavor tasted more like a nacho cheese than a macaroni or cheeseburger cheese but that's just my opinion. At least I tried it and can now say that I've had Hamburger Helper before.