Monday, November 21, 2011

Beefy Gravy & Bread

At our house,

We like comfort foods, and Beefy Gravy is one of the kids' favorites ...

In a large skillet, saute your ground beef, onions, & garlic. Once your beef is browned (I like to cook mine through during this step) ...

Stir in your dry ingredients. Keep stirring for about five minutes or so. (It will look like the flour is all absorbed before this, but keep stirring ... Trust me on this one. The results are more pleasant if you do.)

Measure out your milk, and add the Worcestershire sauce to it. Gradually add your liquids to the pan, stirring steadily as you do.

Keep stirring. (I know, there's a lot of stirring in this recipe, but it's sure worth it ... ) Bring your stuff to a simmer (still stirring) and let it simmer (just keep stirring, stirring, stirring ... ) for about 5-10 minutes while it thickens to your heart's content.

In the meantime, toast your bread. Since I like it done at the same time, I usually just lay the bread out on a cookie sheet & pop it under the broiler for a couple of minutes. A toaster works fine too ...

This dish is pretty versatile. The gravy is delicious on toast, but is equally yummy served over pasta or rice. If you're a meat and potatoes kind of person, try it over mashed potatoes or even as a topping on a baked potato. We've even eaten it served over sauteed mushrooms before.

Beefy Gravy

1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Tbs. dry minced onion or about 1/2 medium onion diced
1-2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 Cup flour
1 tsp. beef bouillon powder (If you are using a wet bouillon base, just combine it with your milk.)
3/4 tsp. salt
Ground pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. onion powder
A dash of Cayenne Pepper
2 1/4 c. milk (Skim works fine.)
1/2 - 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

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1 comment:

Kelley @ said...

Love hamburger gravy!! So yummy.. defiantly a comfort food! :)