Hamburger Buddy

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

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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.

"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...

159 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy


I have made, literally, hundreds of Eating Well dishes, but this was the only one I've found to be absolutely horrible! Even after attempting to rescue with many herbs, spices, garlic and extra salt, it was SO bland. Will not make again.


I really liked this dish. The only problem was that it was bland. That is easily remedied by adding more salt. However, I am trying to control my sodium intake so this was just fine for me. It is a fun dish! It is comfort food!


Made it with ground turkey and low sodium chicken broth, but it needed more salt.


I thought that the dish was pretty good! Everyone in my home was telling me how good that it smelled. It definitely does need some extra spices. Next time that I make the dish I will add more flavor. Overall, a very simple and filling dish.


I used a couple of heaping Tablespoons of tomato paste and that added the flavor that I think people were missing. Also, I used fresh oregano which I had on hand and that added some flavor. I also threw in a large handful of spinach to the mix. My kids loved it and my husband had a second serving. This was a wonderful way to get great veggies into my kids. Very good.


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