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...

152 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy


Just made this for dh and myself. I did not put the veg in a food processer. I diced them instead. So my cooking time was longer. Others said it was bland so I just added seasoning to taste. Oregano instead of thyme and added a splash of red wine. I think I added to much worchestershire but we still enjoyed it very much. I sprinkled a little cheese on top (because I can't help myself). Now I am off to try and not eat the other half of the pot! Oh I forgot..I didn't use the 2 cups water, I used all broth instead. Probably why mine was not bland.


I made this last night using the spices and veggies my family likes. It turned out great and much healthier than the boxed mix....I will never use the boxed, prepackaged stuff again since using this recipe.


Hamurger Buddy and I will not be buddies long. One helping each for my husband and I. The rest went down the disposal. Not to our liking.


I found this dish very tasty and easy to make.

My husband will normally not touch carrots, mushrooms, or onions -- and he had seconds and asked me to put this into our rotation! Great way to get sneaky veggies into picky eaters.

I agreed with some other reviewers about seasoning adjustments--I only put 1 tsp of thyme in, and would probably try subbing something like oregano altogether next time. I also put in at least a heaping teaspoon of salt.


We all loved this! I have a 6yr old & 16mo old and it was a HUGE hit with them.

I read all the comments before making and made a few subtle changes...I added 2 more tbsp of worchestershire sauce, used worchestershire pepper, and seasoned salt.

We only used 1/2 the amount of the mushrooms and more onions too.

The kids had grated parm on top, but I enjoyed it w/o cheese.

I added this recipe up and my calories came up a bit higher, but still decent!

We will have it again! Wonderful!


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