Ground Beef Gravy
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 145 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.
Jun 21, 2018
We grew up eating this in our home too. It was also one of our favorite school lunches they used to serve.We never had garlic or parsley in it but pretty much the same recipe!
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!
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
Jul 13, 2016
Quick, easy, could make it with ground turkey to make it cheaper and lower fat and the family loved it!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Nov 4, 2011
Tastes close to what my grandma used to make =)