Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes


I am going old school on this one. I have to admit one of my favorite lunches while in grade school was Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, I still think of it often today. Talk about "comfort food".

I have been thinking about making it for quite some time, my husband helped me "kick it up" and make a more flavorful adult version! It was soo good and brought back many memories!

1 lb ground beef (I used 15% lean), you need some fat for the gravy
1 onion diced
1/8 to 1/4 cup of flour
4 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbl onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup dried mushroom (fresh would work as well)
3 tbl of the concentrated beef broth
Cayenne to taste

Saute beef and onion until browned

Add the flour and cook until browned, add your milk and bring the mixture to a very low boil.
Add your spices, beef broth, and mushrooms, then stir, stir, stir until it comes to the consistency you like.

You can serve over Mashed Potatoes or Rice

20 comments:

Christina Kim said...

My favorite part about this is your presentation in a school-lunch-looking food tray with the divided sections. I love it!!

Pearl said...

i like the cafeteria tray!

NuKiwi said...

Yep... I hafta agree, the story & presentation can't be faulted. Very creative!

Debbie said...

Pure comfort food and I just love the tray!!!

Netts Nook said...

Cheryl you are so funny. As soon as I saw the tray first thought grade school. Looks like a winner.

Netts Nook said...

What a cute new baby you have..I need a new baby so bad my teeth ache.

Katherine Aucoin said...

First, Bella is just adorable. I hope she's doing well and adjusting to her new home.

I love how you served this on a tray..so clever and retro. This does look like a great cozy meal!

Pam said...

I've never heard of this before but I am sure I would love it - you can't beat comfort food.

~RED~ said...

Yes, what an awesome comfort food! My kids love it! Thanks for the reminder!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

How is the new baby? will we see here tomorrow? She is very cute!

Elra said...

Very comforting and delicious for sure.

The Blonde Duck said...

This is the most brilliant thing I've ever seen. I'm litarally drooling at my desk.

Juliana said...

Love this kind of recipe...easy and tasty.

Heather said...

ohhh, lady, that sounds good!!! i could take a large plate right now :)

Sophie said...

This looks as pure comfort food, Cheryl! Yummie!

Spryte said...

I always hear about hamburger gravy... but I've never seen it... That looks soooo good!!!

Elyse said...

This sounds fabulous!! Talk about throwback comfort food. What a great collaboration between you and the hubby. I can't wait to try out your recipe! Looks delicious.

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds absolutely delicious Cheryl, I am playing catch up, I missed some posts, and I cant belive I wasnt a follower?? Go figure, me your biggest fan

Michele said...

Looks so delicious!

Robert said...

I just made this recipe. It's very good. I also have a recipe that takes Lipton Onion Soup, you know the dry stuff in a box. And this recipe tasts a lot like that to me anyway.

Does anyone know the actual School Recipe for this?

Steve

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