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Hamburger Buddy

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

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (872 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

09/21/2009
Anonymous

My husband and I are trying to eat heathier and I came across this one-pot meal (great for a work night). We were very surprised on how good this tasted. I followed another's suggestion and chopped the vegetables instead of the vegetables being put in the food processor. My husband is a picky eater and he said he would eat this again! Thank you.

Shelley, Chicago, IL

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

I suppose I ought to preface this by saying I made a tomato version, but this was just ok. I had high hopes (we like the packaged "hamburger buddy"), and wished other reviewers were just being picky, but it's not that great. We'll definitely eat it, but I don't think I'll be making it again, or at least not very regularly.

Laura, OK

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

This even works well as a vegetarian version with vegetable broth & veggie ground "meat". My kids loved it!

Tina, San Francisco, CA

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

Oh my. There is waaaaaaay too much thyme in this. My husband (who's not a picky eater) took a couple of bites of this and refused to eat it... we are throwing out the leftovers (and we are cheap, so that says a lot!). The concept is good, just the seasonings need to be tweaked. I think I will make this again but I will reduce the thyme down to 1/2 tsp and add other spices (maybe some italian seasoning or basil or even some cajun seasoning).

Chris, San Diego, CA

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

Ok... I wanted to like it, it sounded good on paper, but tasted rather bland and mushy. I would not recommend adding this recipe to your collection, unless you have finicky kids at home.

Anonymous, San Francisco, CA

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