Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hamburger Houdini

Since starting my blog in November, the amount of groceries I buy every week have almost doubled and sometimes I am not using everything that I buy.  This weekend, I decided to not buy any food, except for the necessities and work on cleaning out my pantry and freezer.  I have a ton of frozen vegetables in the freezer and I thought this recipe was a great way to use them up.  The recipe was fast, simple, healthy, and tasty.  I believe the title of the dish means that this is a great way to blend vegetables that children usually don't care for into a delicious dish.  I love vegetables, but this definitely a good recipe to try for those that do not.

Source:  Jaime Cooks: Endeavors in Eating & Entertaining


1 lb. ground beef (I used ground turkey)
2 cups mixed vegetables, frozen
1/2 box uncooked Farfalle pasta
4 cups beef broth
2 tbsp. Dill, chopped, if using dried, cut amount in half
Sour Cream
French fried onions


Brown beef in large saute pan with lid.

Mix in vegetables and pasta.  Add broth.  Mix, bring to a simmer, and cover.  Let cook for about 15 minutes, or until pasta is cooked through.

Season with salt, pepper, and Dill.  Serve with sour cream and onions.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited you tried this. Hamburger Houdini was a staple of my childhood, where both my parents worked full-time, but we always ate dinner together.