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...

156 Reviews for Hamburger Buddy


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


With all the reviews suggesting this was bland, I increased the amounts of the spices. While not to my taste, my 9 and 14 year old daughters loved it...they asked for seconds...they loved the idea that it looked like Hamburger Helper. ( I wouldn't know...never had it) Great recipe for families with kids!!


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.


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