I like having go to meals. Meals that I always have the ingredients on hand are helpful when we get busy. And we do get busy! We are blessed to have a pantry (which used to be the coal room when the house was first built) and a chest freezer. We buy a quarter of a cow (best thing we've done!) and chicken breast by the Costco sized bag. There are quite a few meals that I can make without going to the store for anything!
This in one of those meals. Hamburger gravy. It's one that Husband had growing up, and I make it pretty simmiliar to the way his mom makes it.
1 lb hamburger
1/4- 1/2 c flour
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste.
1/2-1 cup water
1 tbsp ketchup
Mashed Taters (make your own or use a box... whatever!)
Start with a pan over medium high heat. Make sure you have room to make some gravy around the meat.
Add your burger, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders to the pan. I always add the seasoning right when I add the meat. I think it makes it more flavorful.
Brown the burger.
Add the flour and let it cook for a minute.
Stir it up well and add in the water until it makes a gravy.
Add some ketchup for color and flavor.
If it sits on the heat, you might need to add more water.
Serve over potato.
Today I was saving my calories for the latte I wanted, so I had a salad instead... looked almost as good as it tasted.