- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth, divided
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Hot mashed potatoes or cooked pasta
- In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add 1-1/2 cups beef broth, onion, parsley, basil, garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until onion is tender.
- In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth. Stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta. Yield: 3 cups.
Reviews for Ground Beef Gravy
"Quick, easy, could make it with ground turkey to make it cheaper and lower fat and the family loved it!"
"This is an awesome quick weekday dinner recipe. Served over leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving. So easy to prepare and everyone in my family, which covers ages 12-84, loved it!! I didn't have any basil and I did add carrots with the onions but otherwise followed the recipe and it came out great. Definite keeper."
"This is an excellent and easy weekday recipe. I always adjust the spices, based on my broth, so that it won't be too salty. I also use flour instead of cornstarch, to thicken the sauce. I add green beans to the mixture. Even my very picky child loves this!"
"I am just a learner, so I do my best, just love you cookery book, I really did not like the gravy, I much prefer the liquid type, it was a little salty."
"I really liked this recipe. It was super easy and tasted like home. It was a bit salty though. Maybe you could use reduced sodium broth and cut out the seasoned salt, but try it and see what you think. I like salt myself. Ha ha."
"This is surprisingly tasty for simple comfort food. My sons really liked it. I increased the meat to 2 lbs to suit their appetites and decreased the garlic powder to 1 teaspoon. Try it - don't let its simplicity fool you."
"Tastes close to what my grandma used to make =)"
"I make this at least once a month. It is easy and great tasting.. I serve over potatoes. Me and the kids don't like onions but I put them in the food processer twice and you cannot even tell they are in this.. I and the kids eat it.. I dont use as much parsley as it says though..."
"Mmmmm - wonderful sauce flavor. I used 12 oz. organic beef broth & 1 tsp. organic Better Than Bouillon beef base and 1/4 tsps. basil, marjoram, parsley & garlic powder. Decreased ground beef to 1/2 lb. Hubby ate it - YAY! I changed the sodium by using 1/4 tsp. each seasoned & Himalayan salt. Made garlic mashed potatoes."
"For a simple recipe, this is very tasty! At first, I was tempted to say "Aw the heck with it" and just use a dry or canned gravy, but I'm glad I didn't! Just a few tweaks - I cut the garlic powder down to 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon. Otherwise I think the garlic would have been overwhelming. And I added peas to make it a full meal - you could add any veggies you want. Also, next time I will increase the amt of the cornstarch and remaining broth to make a little more gravy. I like the idea someone had of adding French-fried onions at the end. All in all, an above-average busy night's dinner."