This dish was quite tasty, though it does not look all that appetizing. Per recommendations from others, I added 2-3 tbsp of tomatoe paste and replaced one tsp of thyme with oregano. It makes heaps of food and is very filling. Good weeknight comfort food.
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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My son can't have dairy... any suggestions for a substitute for the sour cream???
I thought this was great. It does taste a LOT like store-bought Hamburger Helper. So, if you don't like that, I doubt you will like this even though it uses healthier, fresher ingredients.
I sifted through the many reviews before making this because I didn't want to not like it and waste food. My substitutions were:
-- Lean Beef-style Veggie Protein instead of the beef
--Only one teaspoon of thyme
--vegetable broth instead of beef broth
--an extra teaspoon of salt
Depending on what brand of veggie protein you use, this gets the calories way down and you can have a heartier serving. Remember, eating serving after serving of healthy food isn't a lot better than eating Hamburger Helper for real!! I saw a lot of reviews where people said they ate almost the whole thing and I definitely had to curb that impulse.
What an awesome recipe! Easy to prepare. I used ground turkey, 2 tsp. Italian seasoning, few dashes of hot sauce, and 2 tbs. salsa (didn't have tomato paste). Now that had flavor! Try it, you'll love it. :]
LOVED This. Made a couple of adjustments (just wanted to add my own flair)
1. Used Sausage Morning Star Crumbles (really reduces the fat and adds a nice flavor)
2. Added a dash of Franks' Hot Sauce
Great way to get veggies into my diet as well as hubbys!