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Beefy Hamburger Helper

Prep: 30 minutes | Serves 4 | Products Used: Alpha Crumble


  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 Tbsp of vegan butter (divided in half, so 2 sets of 2 Tbsp)
  • 1 Package Alpha Foods Beefy Crumbles
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle in adobo
  • 1/2 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz pasta (Elbow Mac or Cavatappi)
  • 2 cups beefless broth (or veggie broth)
  • 8 oz vegan cheese shreds
  • 1/4 cup vegan sour cream


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 Tbsp of the butter and then add the onions. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes or so.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Add the other 2 Tbsp of butter along with the vegan beefy crumbles and cook until browned, about 6 minutes.
  4. Add the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic salt, and turmeric. Stir to combine and cook for a minute.
  5. Add the ketchup, dijon mustard, hot sauce, chipotle in adobo and worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine.
  6. Add the uncooked pasta and beefless (or veggie) broth. Bring to a low boil, then cover and simmer on medium low until pasta is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add the vegan cheese shreds and sour cream, stir until cheese melts. Add more broth or plant milk if you want it creamier.
  8. Serve immediately and ENJOY!