This recipe is a true classic hamburger gravy recipe it’s so easy and delicious! Back in the 1960’s, my parents were (their mid twenties) raising 5 young children. Money was tight and at times food was scarce. With only a pound of hamburger, my mom could prepare about once a week, feeding the whole family.
And nowadays, as I prepare this traditional hamburger gravy with mashed potatoes for my family, I'm reminded of fond memories of my family when I was a child. It’s still a favorite of mine.
Step 1: Ingredients:
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups water, beef broth or beef stock
Salt and pepper, season to taste
2 tbsp. flour
1/3 cup cold water
1 drop browning sauce, opt.
Step 2: Beef:
Place hamburger in a large, deep skillet. Crumble and cook over medium high heat until no longer pink.
Step 3: Goodbye Grease:
Drain off the grease and return to the burner.
Step 4: Onions:
Add the chopped onions and mix to combine. Cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until onions are softened.
Step 5: Seasonings:
Season with salt and pepper.
Add water, enough to just cover the meat.Bring to boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
Stir in small measuring cup, combine flour, cold water mix well, removing a lumps. Then gradually stir flour mixture (add until right consistency) into the hamburger gravy mixing as you pour to eliminate lumps.
Step 8: Browning Sauce:
If using browning same, add 1 to drops, as alittle goes a long ways.Mix well to combine with meat gravy.
Simmer for another 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Serve with fresh mashed potatoes and homemade biscuits. Very good!!! Super easy!"