Beef 'n' Gravy on Potatoes Recipe
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Beef 'n' Gravy on Potatoes Recipe

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“My husband was raised on meat and potatoes, and this quick dish is one of his favorites,” writes Michelle Hallock of Warwick, Rhode Island. Round out this dinner in a jiffy by zapping frozen vegetables in the microwave or tossing together a green salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in garlic powder and onion powder.
  2. Prepare gravy according to package directions. Place the potatoes in a large bowl; add the milk, butter, salt and pepper. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Serve beef and gravy over mashed potatoes. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Beef 'n' Gravy on Potatoes in Quick Cooking September/October 2005 , p21

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Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 98214
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"I also remember this meal from my high school cafeteria. This seemed a little bland. Not sure what the difference was. I used instant mashed potatoes for ease and quickness. Leftover potatoes could also be used."

pam93312 User ID: 3142194 133968
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2008

"This was one of my favorite hot lunches back in grade school. That was 40 yrs. ago! I have made it also, making my own beef gravy to go on it. In the school cafeteria, where I got to help with serving, we would use an ice cream scoop for the potatoes, then spoon the beef and gravy over it. Oh, the memories!"

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