1. In a 10-inch skillet, cook the beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes. Stir frequently, until thoroughly cooked, and then drain.
2. Stir in hot water, milk, sauce mix and uncooked pasta (from Hamburger Helper box) and pepper flakes. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
3. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 8 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the French-fried onions, the bell pepper and ketchup.
4. Cover and simmer about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. To serve, sprinkle with remaining onions
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