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Hamburger Buddy

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

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (844 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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...

151 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy

12/04/2012
Anonymous
great basic recipe, just needs a few little tweaks

I followed many of the other reviewers suggestions to tweak this recipe. I omitted the thyme (i don't enjoy the flavor) and added a cajun season we use in the family. I used all low sodium beef stock instead of water, I chopped my veggies instead of using the food processor and I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The recipe turned out thick and flavorful. I wish i would have remember to throw in some frozen peas as some of the other reviewer had suggested. I will definitely make this again.

simple, fast and healthy
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11/19/2012
Anonymous
Even my kids liked it

Neither my kids nor I are huge fans of carrots or onions, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. The finely chopped veggies was a good way to disguise them. I made a few substitutions- ground turkey instead of beef and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
The thyme flavor is strong, but it was fine for us. My 2 year old finished her bowl and my 4 year old asked for seconds. I'd say that was a success.

Easy, great flavor
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10/24/2012
Anonymous

I thought that this recipe was quite tasteless. I added Cavenders and Shiracha sauce, which helped.Adding mushrooms would be a plus.

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10/24/2012
Anonymous

I thought that this recipe was quite tasteless. I added Cavenders and Shiracha sauce, which helped.Adding mushrooms would be a plus.

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10/10/2012
Anonymous
Solid, comforting meal

I made this recipe with a handful of modifications. I added tomato paste and paprika as suggested by the other users. I did not puree the veggies into oblivion, I just chopped them. That probably really saved the texture. I also added frozen peas and doubled the Worcestershire sauce (don't worry - I used low sodium). It's tasty, hearty, and very family friendly, but it's not a WOW recipe. This dish is a solid citizen, but not a dazzler. I'll definitely add this one to my weeknight repertoire as a stick-to-your-ribs crowd-pleaser.

Kid-friendly, hearty, lots of leftovers, quick, you probably have everything in the pantry already
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