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Hamburger Buddy

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

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (839 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

07/08/2012
Anonymous

Great recipe. I reduced the ground beef to 3/4 lb, replaced the sour cream with hummus for thickness and extra fiber and added peas. The fiancee, who hates vegetables, LOVED it. Will definitely make again.

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06/29/2012
Anonymous
Way too much thyme!

Was looking for a kid-friendly one skillet meal that had some hidden veggies. I think the large amount of dried thyme was a mistake in this recipe - it overwhelms all other flavors. Next time I might try adding tomato paste and a little paprika as some other users suggested. Hopefully I might still be able to doctor up the leftovers!

sneaks in veggies
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

Looks very unapetizing in

Looks very unapetizing in picture. Like it was doaked in dirty dish water. Would not motivate me at all to e ven try to make it!

06/12/2012
Anonymous
Yummy hamburger buddy - but with modifications

I used ground turkey instead of hamburger. I did use the food processor and my veggies were not mushy. They were perfect, just don't over process. In addition, I added tarragon to this and a touch of cinnamon. I added a half of a bun to the plate to soak up the extra sauce. Will make this again.

Great way to add vegetables that are not noticed
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04/27/2012
Anonymous
I used coconut milk instead of sour cream!

In order to make this kosher, I replaced the sour cream with coconut milk I had on hand. It was delicious! You could probably leave it out altogether by adding a little more broth.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

What were the measurements of

What were the measurements of the spices you added?

Anonymous wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

This is similar to what we

This is similar to what we do, and we liked it

04/25/2012
Stealth Veggies!!

I made this using turkey mince, the pureed veggies seemed to bulk out the meat and create a nice thick sauce. I also added paprika, and tomato paste for a stroganoff style feel. It was very yummy, and the kids LOVED it. I think you could even add some red lentils if you want extra fibre. I didn't add the extra water and therefore didn't need the flour.

Comfort food, great for fussy kids, quick and easy
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