Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Canadian Beef Helping Hubby Get Dinner on the Table! @CanadianBeef #loveCDNbeef

Canadian Beef has partnered with Hamburger Helper! Makes sense! When I think beef, I think of hamburger/ground beef. While Hubby loves his steaks and roasts, to me, hamburger is the most versatile. I use ground beef in so many recipes! You can make  meatloaf, stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls, casseroles, lasagna, chili, spaghetti sauce, Tourti√®re, Shepherd's Pie...the list goes on and on!

This month, Hamburger Helper is running a big promotion with a $3 off coupon on each box of Hamburger Helper towards your ground beef purchase.  See complete details about the content by following the link on

As a Canadian Beef Ambassador, I received a box of each of the six Hamburger Helper varieties. Remember how I said hamburger is the most versatile? There are just so many ways you can cook with it!  If you're lacking ideas, you can always head to as well! They have lots of ways to be creative with  Hamburger Helper and their recipes.

I have a confession. My 4 year old has never had Hamburger Helper. I make pretty much everything from scratch. This said, I was in a rush and had a meeting to get to. After school is super busy, and Hubby had to get Little One fed when she got off the bus and rush her to ballet. Guess what he fed her?
Hubby made the HH lasagna with a salad. He said it was super fast to make and tasted good. The thing is, this is an incredible novelty for my husband too. Having grown up on his mom's home cooking, he has never had HH either! It was a first for both him and Little One!

The Hamburger Helper definitely came in handy for Hubby. He and Little One didn't have much time to eat since they had to rush to ballet soon after!

Since we're talking beef, in case you hadn't already noticed, the Canadian Beef blog already features Joyce’s blog post on how this product is helping her teach her son to cook. Sure, boxed products get a bad rap sometimes. These are great ways to show how you can make meals for the family with the use of HH products that help make life a little easier.

Here is a very helpful blog post w links to a video and pdf resource all about the different packaging types and how they can help with meal planning.

I first heard of Big Batch Ground Beef from @CanadianBeef. What a great way to make sure you always have ground beef ready to use in your recipes and also get supper on the table in a pinch!

Thought you might enjoy this:

Here is a link to Canadian Beef's  big batch beef recipes. There are lots of recipes to choose from! There are two types of big batch beef – one is the ‘simple’ version using an onion soup mix, the other calls for chopped onion and peppers.  In our house, we like the addition of lots of veggies. It's a great way to make sure there are veggies in your meal even when the fridge is empty of veg!

Big batch beef instructions and cooking video:

Big Batch Beef: Cook 4 lb (2 kg) Extra-Lean Ground Beef in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned. Drain and return to pot. Add 4 EACH onion and cloves of garlic, minced, simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are softened. Spread in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze until meat is firm, about 1 hour. Loosen into chunks, scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Disclosure - I am a Canadian Beef Brand Ambassador. Though I have received compensation for this post, all the thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.


Sober Julie said...

Our little Chelsea loves Hamburger Helper. We use it now and again when we're in a rush. We simply add veggies and it becomes a well rounded meal!!

Bonnie Way said...

We love Hamburger Helper here... I watch for it on sale at the grocery store and then save it for those nights when we need a quick and easy meal. I love hamburger too - always have some in the freezer! :)

Mommy Moment said...

My dad is a beef farmer, so we always have hamburger on hand. My husband loves having hamburger helper with the girls, especially when I am gone for a meal. Quick and east for sure!

Jennifer Van Huss said...

my family love Hamburger Helper. I love how you can add your own ingredients to make it better. it's a great stick to your rib dinner for cold Nights

Jennifer Levac said...

I love hamburger helper! I also make one from scratch that is similar but the box stuff is super good. I also find ground beef to be a staple in our home!

Christine McN said...

Sober Julie:
Yes! Adding veggies is key! :) Lots and lots of veg! Our 4 year old loves veggies!

Christine McN said...

Oh! Hubs wants to have a box or two in the cupboard now for when he needs to whip up something quick if I'm not home! Good idea to watch for sales!

Christine McN said...

Yes, as beef farmers too, we always have hamburger on hand. I grew up calling it "ground beef". To me, hamburger was always a burger! LOL! I learn something new every day on the farm! Our little one calls it HANG-GURBER. She can't say hamburger, but it's kinda cute! :)

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