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.
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.
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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!
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.
Im a good cook but this recipe was so blaaaaaah. I'll never make it again. What a disappointment.
This is a great basic recipe. Use your imagination and/or read some of the reviews for some very workable ideas, and bump this one up to a "fave".
Yes it needs more salt. Has no one heard of Mortons Lite Salt? This is 1/2 the sodium and all the taste. Try it!
I have tried a few of the suggestions, and a few of my own add ins, and will use this recipe often.