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Hamburger Buddy

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

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (857 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...

151 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy

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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09/21/2009
Anonymous

When I made this, I quartered the mushrooms, and chopped the carrots into about 1/2 inch pieces. My kids aren't finicky about vegetables, and they loved this. The pasta was not mushy at all. My 15 year old licked his bowl and said it as a keeper, and so did DH. And, this recipe is a core recipe if you are doing that program on weight watchers! Definitely going into my recipe collection.

Jan, OK

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09/21/2009
Anonymous

A big hit! I followed the recipe, with the exception of adding 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese near the end of cooking. My BF raved over this, and I really enjoyed it too. It will certainly become a part of our regular meal rotation, and I'm going to share the recipe with the rest of my family.

Anonymous, Austin, TX

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