Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hamburger Buddy

More like a hamburger goulash, this dish is a quick, one-pot dinner that you can "sneak" in veggies for a healthy meal.  You may want to check this out:  Hamburger Helper Nutrition Information. 
With the help of your food processor, the prep time for this dish is about 10 minutes tops.

3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
10 ounces white mushrooms, cut in half
1 large onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 lb. 90% lean ground beef (or turkey)
1 tsp. dried thyme
Salt and Pepper
2 cups water
1-1/2 cup beef broth
8 ounces elbow noodles (whole wheat for more nutrition)
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
Parsley for garnish
Process garlic, carrots, mushroom and onions in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.  Cook beef in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking it up until no longer pink.  Drain fat.  Stir in the chopped vegetables, thyme, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often until the vegetables start to soften and mushrooms release their juices, 5 to 7 minutes.
Stir in water, beef broth, noodles and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally until the pasta is tender, 12 to 14 minutes.

Stir in the sour cream.  Simmer, stirring often until the sauce is thickened.  Serve sprinkled with parsley.
**Toss in some cheddar cheese and make a "Cheeseburger Buddy"**
~Adapted from Eating Well
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 204 calories; 3.0 g fat(2.0 g sat); 5.0 g fiber; 38.0 g carbohydrates; 9.0 g protein; 33.0 mcg folate; 9 mg cholesterol; 5.0 g sugars; 0.0 g added sugars; 3498.0 IU vitamin A; 5.0 mg vitamin C; 68.0 mg calcium; 2.0 mg iron; 534 mg sodium; 416.0 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (70% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 medium-fat meats


  1. A healthier and tastier version of the typical box mix for hamburger meals.

  2. Wouldn't mind some of that right now! Cute plate:@)

  3. This looks like my kinda one pot meal. I think my 2 year old would love this!


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