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Hamburger Buddy

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

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (873 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...

153 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy

01/26/2011
Excellent!

Thanks to the beef broth, mushrooms, and sour cream, this tastes very similar to beef stroganoff. Substituted ground turkey for ground beef--didn't miss the ground beef at all!

Comfort food, Stores well in fridge
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yvtte_crtr wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

i dont mess wit ground turkey, its 2 STICKY 2 yr fingers!!! if yall can help me solve that problem, then i will probably go back 2 it. but my main thing, when u getting healthy- its little 4 alot. and im a budget shopper whos on a food stamp budget!

01/19/2011
Okay dish if you like Thyme

The dish was fairly easy to make. The vegetables in the food processor definitely pureed them more than "chopped" them. Which was fine. It was a nice way to get the vegetable in the dish without the "picky eaters" knowing about it. Next time I would reduce the thyme seasoning to 1 tsp versus 2 tsp. I thought if was very overwhelming. I like thyme but this had just a little too much for my taste. I would up the salt another 1/4 tsp. Note that 2 cups of small elbows makes a lot! Otherwise, good dish and plenty of leftovers.

Definitely a filling dish and great way to hide the veggies
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01/18/2011
Great comfort food for a blustery evening...

This dish is great comfort food. I think it would make a wonderful substance food if you were down with a cold. It's tasty with a thick and creamy broth base. I didn't find it bland, but our diet is mainly about cutting out a lot of sodium so we're used to tasting just the meat and vegetables. We love thyme but I believe you could fashion the spices and flavors however you like. It's easy to prepare. I don't have a food processor so prep time took a bit longer. I use a hand crank mincer/chopper and it worked just fine. Overall, this is a tasty dish I will be making again and again!

Easy and versatile,
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11/19/2010

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 after veggies sauteed, no water, 1 cup Campbell's beef broth, 1 cup Campbell's beef consomme, and 2T of tomato paste.

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rickm28inil wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

No offense taken. Consomme is just a stronger type of beef broth. Usually next to the Campbell's beef broth in the Campbells' display at your supermarket. You saute your meat and veggies til they're soft, then add the rest of the ingredients. Let me tell you, this stuff is so good it'll make you wanna lick your elbows!

 
yvtte_crtr wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

not 2 be offensive; hey, im black- what is consomme? after u mix all these ingreds, u put the meat in, then season 2 yr taste. rite?

11/11/2010
Anonymous

Im a good cook but this recipe was so blaaaaaah. I'll never make it again. What a disappointment.

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zener wrote 4 years 1 week ago

It's noted that the recipe was blahh yet it was rated 4 stars. A little confusing.

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