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    Hamburger Buddy

    WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

    Hamburger Buddy

    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.

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    Ingredients
    Prep: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
    • 3   cloves
      garlic, crushed and peeled
    • 2   medium
      carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
    • 10   ounces
      white mushrooms, large ones cut in half
    • 1   large
      onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
    • 1   pound
      90%-lean ground beef
    • 2   teaspoons
      dried thyme
    • 3/4   teaspoon
      salt
    • 1/4   teaspoon
      freshly ground pepper
    • 2   cups
      water
    • 1   14-ounce can
      reduced-sodium beef broth, divided
    • 8   ounces
      whole-wheat elbow noodles, (2 cups)
    • 2   tablespoons
      Worcestershire sauce
    • 2   tablespoons
      all-purpose flour
    • 1/2   cup
      reduced-fat sour cream
    • 1   tablespoon
      chopped fresh parsley, or chives for garnish
    Instructions
    1. Fit a food processor with the steel blade attachment. With the motor running, drop garlic through the feed tube and process until minced, then add carrots and mushrooms and process until finely chopped. Turn it off, add onion, and pulse until roughly chopped.
    2. Cook beef in a large straight-sided skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped vegetables, thyme, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables start to soften and the mushrooms release their juices, 5 to 7 minutes.
    3. Stir in water, 1 1/2 cups broth, noodles and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
    4. Whisk flour with the remaining 1/4 cup broth in a small bowl until smooth; stir into the hamburger mixture. Stir in the sour cream. Simmer, stirring often, until the sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley (or chives), if desired.

     

    Nutritional Information

    Makes: 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each
    • Calories293
    • Fat6 g
      • Saturated fat3 g
    • Cholesterol49 mg
    • Carbohydrates38 g
      • Dietary fiber5 g
    • Protein24 g
    • Sodium568 mg
    * Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

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