Bacon Brown Sugar Hamburger Helper Recipe

Bacon Brown Sugar Hamburger Helper Recipe

How To Make Bacon Brown Sugar Hamburger Helper

The all-time favorite weeknight meal hamburger helper made with beefy pasta that is filled with bacon and brown sugar that you can prepare in 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lblarge elbow pasta
  • 8bacon slices
  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 1yellow onion,diced, small
  • 1cuptomato sauce
  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • 1cupbeef broth
  • 1tbspcorn starch
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper


  1. Cook the large elbow pasta according to the directions on the bag and drain (do not rinse).

  2. Add the bacon to a cast-iron skillet, cook until crisp, and remove from the pan and crumble.

  3. Add the ground beef to a large cast-iron skillet and brown until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart.

  4. Remove the beef (you can leave the fat) and add the onions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring well.

  5. Mix the beef broth and the cornstarch until it is dissolved.

  6. Add the beef, tomato sauce, brown sugar, beef broth mixture, salt, and black pepper into the pan.

  7. Cook until the mixture is only slightly liquidy for about 3 to 5 minutes before adding the pasta and bacon back into the pan and mixing well.


  • Calories: 674.23kcal
  • Fat: 31.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.12g
  • Trans Fat: 0.94g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.87g
  • Fiber: 3.46g
  • Sugar: 7.89g
  • Protein: 29.26g
  • Cholesterol: 79.20mg
  • Sodium: 688.64mg
  • Calcium: 48.79mg
  • Potassium: 682.24mg
  • Iron: 3.20mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.40mg
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