Friday, April 1, 2011

Homemade Hamburger Skillet Meal Mix for you Food Storage

 I try to recreate mixes that are commonly used at home, but make them more natural and less expensive for your food storage. . We've been playing around with the double cheeseburger hamburger skillet meal mix. Do You know the skillet meal mixes I'm talking about? They're the ones where you take a pound of lean hamburger and brown it in a skillet. or vegetarians use
1 cup of TVP Beef rehydrated with 3/4 cup of hot water for 5 minutes.  I have to share something that has really saved my family budget on cheese sauce.  
Powdered Cheese #10 can

Powdered Cheese

Honeyville's Powdered Cheese Sauce may be used in all cheese sauce applications including: toppings, pastas, nachos, spreads, soups, dipping sauces and casseroles. Our dried cheese powder requires no refrigeration and is ideal for camping, travel, and long-term food storage. This product may be stored for up to 12 months opened, and 3 to 5 years in airtight sealed cans. Once the powdered cheese is rehydrated it should be refrigerated and used within 4 days.

To make your own skillet meal mix:
Tess' Double Cheeseburger Hamburger Skillet meal mixyield: 10, 1 oz sauce mixes

2 1/2 cups Honeyville cheese sauce powder
1 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1T granulated onion
2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients well. Use 1 oz (1/4 cup mix) to 3 oz of macaroni noodles (about 2 cups). I put the dry powder with the noodles in quart size storage bags with the label "cheeseburger helper".
When hamburger is browned, I add 1 cup hot water and 1 1/2 cup milk or soy milk. Bring to a boil and cover. Simmer 8-10 minutes until noodles are tender. Sauce will thicken a little more as it cools.
Your family may want more salt or seasoning. Adjust as needed.

If you are doing gluten free, use rice noodles and adjust the cooking time as needed.
 TVP...Add the meat replacement after the noodles cook instead of browning it, you just cook the noodles with the sauce mix and then fold in the 'veggie burger. Nice.

There you go.