Hamburger Buddy

September/October 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (972 votes)

Very finely chopping onion, mushrooms and carrots in the food processor is not only fast—it makes the vegetables hard to detect for picky eaters. They also form the base for the sauce of this ground beef skillet supper. Make it a meal: Serve with a green salad.

"Total comfort food! I've made this dish several times now. My partner actually requests it! My modifications were based upon many suggested by other reviewers: Chop and shred your veggies for the texture, splash of red wine added...

160 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy


This was not good at all. You need to be a fan of thyme to like this recipe. I fed it to the dogs... We ordered pizza.

Great for kids

My toddler loves this and it works for adults as a weeknight meal as well. I do not use the food processor though. I am afraid it would be too homogenous and the texture of the carrots is needed. It doesn't take long to dice everything up by hand. It also freezes well. We have half with a salad for a family dinner and I freeze the rest for a quick lunch on a later date for my daughter.

4 out of 6 loved it! The other two liked it.

I used regular beef broth and sour cream instead of the healthier versions suggested. I am a "dumper" with seasonings, so our dish had plenty of flavor. I also use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. In my experience, garlic powder adds more flavor than fresh. I know this must be killing some of you out there! Sorry. I did measure the thyme. All of my kids loved this recipe.

easy, good flavor, vegetables completely disguised
Comments (1)


skbutler wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Garlic powder adds plenty of

Garlic powder adds plenty of salt. Pass. I use lots of fresh garlic - never less than four cloves.

missed something

This was kinda a bland recipe the carrot it in made it sweet and sort of awkward

was a good recipe

this was terrible. We added cheese and salt for the kids to eat it and chile and salt for the adults. definitely needs some adjustments

healthy - taste good with added chile/chile powder & cheese

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