I put the veggies in a food processor per the recipe because I needed to hide them from my kids. For those that complained they became mushy and virtually unnoticeable, that was the whole point. It will be too bland if you don't add additional spices to the ground beef. In addition to the saeasons it called for, I added tumeric, season salt, dried parsley, some spanish spices. At the very end, I added lots of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. 3 teens and 3 per-teens devoured it. None was the wiser that there were veggies included ;)
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.
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I reworked this quite a bit. First off, just chop your veggies; don't try using a food processor. Second, unless you really, really love thyme, only use ONE teaspoon. Otherwise it overpowers everything to the point of ruin. The first time I made this, I nearly threw the whole batch out for this reason. GLUTEN-FREE readers: use brown rice pasta and substitute cornstarch for the flour and you'll be good to go.
This was a terrible recipe. First off- the food processor cannot be used for this. Just by pulsing for a second it purees the mushrooms, way too quickly, turning them into paste. Definitely would not use the FP, instead just chop everything yourself.
The taste is very bland too- just terrible.
VERY DISAPPOINTED! :(
I’m sorry I had to give this recipe even one star in order to enter my review. It deserves no star at all. My entire family and I were totally disgusted and disappointed in this dish. I cannot imagine anyone actually liking this hideous concoction. First of all, putting all those veggies and nice fresh mushrooms in the food processor completely destroyed their textures except for the uneven chopping of the onion, which overpowered everything. The finished product resembled and tasted like (I would imagine) Alpo or a disgusting Hamburger Helper creation. And, the final, ridiculous garnishing of this bear sh_t with chopped chives was like putting a tiara on Golda Meir. I would not have the audacity to recommend this recipe to anyone and feel so ashamed that I had subjected my poor family to this turd of a meal. Do not waste your time, energy and $$ on this crap. I am so repulsed that I will NOT be testing any further recipes from this site and will stick to my usual repertoire and use only recipes from my tried and true sites from now on. THANKS FOR NOTHING!
This was a very good recipe to make - and it makes alot! Next time I will cut in half. Although I felt the dish was heavy and starchy, it had good flavor! Thanks for sharing!