Hamburger Buddy

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

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (977 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...

159 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy

Needs Work

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.

Just Terrible!!!

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.

Comments (4)


Anonymous wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Looks like four stars to

Looks like four stars to me... Are you sure you didn't like it?

Anonymous wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Lol calm down, a lot of

Lol calm down, a lot of recipes on this site are good and worth trying, I just made this and thought it was a tad bland, I will try again with more seasoning is all

Anonymous wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

For all of the recipes on

For all of the recipes on this site, this is the one and only one you tried? I did find your review entertaining, but not at all helpful.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Thank you for the great

Thank you for the great laugh. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Thanks also for sparing my family of the "turd of a meal." I just hate bear sh-- don't you?

Not MY buddy

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!

Comments (3)


Anonymous wrote 3 years 43 weeks ago

Really???? Thats a really

Really???? Thats a really harsh comment for hamburger and noodles....Its not like you bought crab legs and filet!!! Lighten up.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

The bear feces and Golda Meir

The bear feces and Golda Meir comments were really unnecessary.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

Or you could have said you

Or you could have said you weren't into the texture and your family wasn't into it.
A bit an extreme critique, considering it is hamburger and noodles.

Delicious Recipe

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!

Good Easy Meal

I ommited the thyme because I just did not think it would go well, and glad I did. It was very tasty and hearty meal. I made it with ground turkey and fat free sour cream and lots of vedgies chopped up. I did not use a food processor so it too some time to chop all the vedgies small enough to disolve into the sauce. Very good and my fiance, who is from Italy was satisfied for a week night meal!

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