Hamburger Buddy

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

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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...

153 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy


My family loved this! The catchy name was the initial draw for my 8 year old; the taste won him over. I used lean ground turkey without any compromise of taste. The food processor makes this recipe an easy, weeknight, nutrition-packed meal!

Anonymous, VA


OK, I admit I didn't tell my kids there were carrots and mushrooms in the sauce...but they really liked it (my 5-year-old loved it!) and my husband liked it so much he went back for a large second helping. A great and tasty way to sneak veggies in.

Rajani, Concord, MA


Okay, so my husband hates onions and mushrooms...I added extra garlic, a little less onion and ground everything to a pulp. He LOVED it and wants it to be a family favorite from now on!

Andrea, Kalamazoo, M


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