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Hamburger Buddy

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

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (814 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...

150 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy

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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09/14/2012
Anonymous
Hamburger Horror

Never before have I had to throw out a meal. It was truly that bad. Even with the tweaks that other reviewers mentioned, it was simply disgusting. Mushy, weird flavors, and ugly.

Ended up with some yummy pizza from the local delivery place
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