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Ground Beef Gravy

 Ground Beef Gravy
While I was growing up, this is the dinner Mom let me make once a week. Now when I prepare it for my family, I'm reminded of happy times with Mom in the kitchen.—Diane Krasley, Graterford, Pennsylvania
6 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
To prevent lumps when thickening with cornstarch, don't mix cornstarch with a hot liquid. Combine it with a cold or room temperature liquid and gradually add it to the hot mixture in a

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Editor's Note: skillet or saucepan.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 145 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 545 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.