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...

153 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy


I made this tonight for dinner and I thought it was a great dish. Everyone enjoyed it and it was fairly simple to prepare. I would add some more spices next time, but I will make it again for sure.

Ontario, Canada


I have no idea how anyone can say this is slightly bland. I made this last night and did the following based on some of the feedback here:

Instead of 2 tsp Thyme I put one tsp Thyme and one tsp Oregano.
Used one cup of water, the other cup was beef broth.
Used 3 tablespoons of Worchestire Sauce
Used 2 tablespoons of tomatoe paste with italian seasoning.

I didn't add any extra salt due to using the beef broth and just put in a bit more pepper.

It was absolutely delicious! and yes it was enough to feed an army.

Will definitely be making this again.


I just finished making this and it is amazing. It was quick and "easy". I give it the quotes because i know it would be easier if my equipment was up to par. it was only slightly difficult because of that.

very creamy and delicious, slightly bland but just added more salt. substituted ground turkey for beef and it's enough to feed and ARMY. will be making this again!


will try when I get in off road Thursday night....


I make this at least once a month. It is a huge amount of food. My husband, toddler and I can get two nights of dinner plus lunch for a least one of us from one batch. I've made it with ground beef, chicken and turkey. I don't add any water, just reduced sodium beef broth equal to the total amount of liquid called for. My daughter loves this. Though she isn't picky, this dish would be a fantastic way to trick anti-veg kids into eating them.


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