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

1/2 cup: 145 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g 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

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drtrish User ID: 83627 265504
Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"Made this last night - I let the onions saute with the burger a few minutes rather than adding the onions, seasonings, and broth in right away. Then I added the seasonings to cook for a minute and then finally added in the broth. I think it enhances the flavors of the herbs a little better that way. I also added about 1/8 tsp of ground cumin for a little smoky flavor, and a small can of mushrooms, drained. I used low-sodium broth. This is definitely a keeper! Next time I'll cut back the parsley - I think 1 Tbsp is enough. I might add some finely diced carrot and/or celery too. Or, I was thinking the addition of a little sour cream or heavy cream would turn this into a nice stroganoff type gravy! But really, it's great as it is and so simple... And - it's picky-hubby-approved!"

Nisee79 User ID: 8920913 253145
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"I loved this recipe but because I don't eat beef, I made some changes. I used ground turkey, chicken broth and i added some cayenne pepper! Yummy"

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 250400
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"quick, easy, could make it with ground turkey to make it cheaper and lower fat and the family loved it!"

sahm2391 User ID: 6016437 238505
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"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."

bizcheex User ID: 8175392 223560
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"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!"

ambergirl76 User ID: 7739169 34446
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."

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 43811
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."

cwbuff User ID: 441425 43808
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."

audreyjones User ID: 3450152 76366
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

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

ladyhearts4 User ID: 309164 74817
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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