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Ground Beef Gravy Recipe
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Ground Beef Gravy Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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 skillet or saucepan.
Originally published as Ground Beef Gravy in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p311

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.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"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."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"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."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"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."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"Tastes close to what my grandma used to make =)"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"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..."

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