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...

160 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy


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!


This turned out great! I used one of those slap choppers since I don't have a food processor. Works just as well. I cooked the meat together with the garlic, onion and thyme (and only used 1 tsp of thyme). I didn't add any extra salt since there is sufficient salt in the canned broth I used. I also had 1/2 macoroni and half rotini noodles. It tasted great and was very easy. It was not bland at all!


My husband and I both thought this dish was delicious. I used herbed sea salt and substituted ground turkey breast for the ground beef


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