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PCLinuxOS Bonus Recipe Corner: California Cheeseburger Skillet

California Cheeseburger Skillet


1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cups milk
1 cup hot water
1 box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 cup seasoned croutons
4 slices American cheese, cut in half diagonally


1. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.

2. Stir in milk, hot water, and uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Arrange tomato slices on top; sprinkle with croutons. Place 5 of the cheese halves around edge of skillet; place remaining cheese halves in center. Cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand covered 5 minutes (cheese will continue to melt and sauce will thicken as it stands).

Serve on a bed of lettuce and top with guacamole or your favorite burger toppings for the true California cheeseburger experience.

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