Whether you call it hamburger gravy or SOS it is a delicious meal. Not only delicious but it is also a quick and simple recipe for those busy weeknights.
When life gets busy for us this is one of my go-to meals, it also helps that it’s a family favorite.
Hamburger in a creamy sauce smothered over mashed potatoes says comfort food to me, how about you?
Hamburger gravy can be served over mashed potatoes, rice, or over bread, my family prefers it over mashed potatoes.
This recipe is one that always reminds me of when I first learned to cook. Every day my dad would leave me a note saying what was for dinner and how to cook it.
I think this was one of my first meal making because it is so simple and quick to make.
Here is how to make hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes.
Old Fashioned Hamburger Gravy
The veggie peeler helps to peel the potatoes faster and doesn’t take as much away from the potato as a knife would. The amount of potatoes you use is your choice.
The general rule I use is one potato for each person that will be at dinner plus an extra potato for good measure.
After I have all the potatoes peeled I’ll cut them into smaller chunks, this helps cooking them go a little faster.
I also think it helps when mashing them as well. Smaller sizes seem to mash easier in my option.
Once the potatoes are peeled and cut up, I will place them into a medium-size saucepan covered with water to boil. When the potatoes are fork-tender they are done.
Drain the water from the potatoes. When I make mashed potatoes I’ll use my handheld mixer. I guess mine would be kind of whipped mashed potatoes then.
I like using the handheld mixer because I can get smoother mashed potatoes. Sometimes I do use the old hand masher as well.
No matter if I choose to use the handheld mixer or the hand masher, I’ll start with mashing the potatoes up some. With them mashed up some, I’ll add a little bit of milk to smooth them out a bit.
I also will add a small amount of butter when I make my mashed potatoes to add more flavor to the potatoes. Now there have been times when I have used instant potatoes.
Using the instant potatoes didn’t change the overall taste of the meal much.
How To Make The Gravy
While the potatoes are cooking that is when I start browning my ground beef in a large fry pan. I bought this cool ground beef chopper a couple of weeks ago, I have to say I am really loving how easy it makes browning ground beef.
If you have read some of my other blog posts. You know my go-to seasonings are black pepper and seasoning salt. Sometimes I will also add a bit of garlic powder or even fresh garlic to this recipe.
As the ground beef starts to cook I’ll season it and add diced onion and minced garlic. Once the ground beef is fully cooked drain the fat from the meat.
When I drain the fat drippings I’ll drain it into a can that is under my kitchen sink
To the browned ground beef add milk and cream of mushroom soup. Mix this all together well and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes or until heated all the way.
Server over those mashed potatoes or rice if you like and enjoy it. This recipe is great for weeknights since it’s so quick to make.
Answering the Question “what’s there to eat” ~ Jen
Other My Creative Manner recipes you may enjoy are:
- Quick Old Fashion Goulash
- Fabulous Wet Burritos
- Simple Perfect Chili
- Oven-Baked Bacon
- Classic Lasagna Recipe
- Instant Pot Spaghetti
- Instant Pot Beef Tips
- Cheeseburger Macaroni
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Hamburger Gravy~Over Mashed Potatoes
Hamburger Gravy Over MAshed potatoes is a quick and easy recipe for a busy night.
For the Potatoes
- 5-6 Potatoes Peeled and Diced
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/3 Cup Milk
For the Hamburger Gravy
- 1 1/2 Pounds Ground Beef
- 1 Medium-Sized Onion Finely Diced
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- Seasoning Salt To taste
- Black Pepper To taste
- 2 Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1/2 Cup Milk
For the Potatoes
Peel 5-6 potatoes, rinse off the potatoes after peeling
Dice the potatoes into smaller size chunks, place into a medium-sized saucepan. Cover the potatoes with water, place on stove to cook.
Cook the potatoes until fully cooked and drain water from the potatoes
Having the water drained off the potatoes its time to start mashing them. Using your choice of a hand masher or a handheld mixer to do this. Mash until there are no lumps.
Add Butter and milk, mix until everything is incorporated.
For the Hamburger Gravy
In a large frying pan add the ground beef add onion and mince garlic. Season with seasoning salt and black pepper to your liking.
Cook ground beef until fully cooked
Drain any fat dripping that there might be from the ground beef
Add to the browned ground beef the two cans of cream of mushroom soup and milk.
Over low heat simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Serve Hamburger Gravy over the mashed potatoes