Introduction: Old-Fashion Hamburger Gravy

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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.

Step 6:

Add water, enough to just cover the meat.Bring to boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

Step 7:

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.

Step 9:

Simmer for another 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Step 10:

Serve with fresh mashed potatoes and homemade biscuits. Very good!!! Super easy!"