For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hamburger Gravy

(Image courtesy Ashleigh Johnson)

1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef
1/3 onion, finely chopped
3-1/3 cups milk
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
3/4 teaspoon ground sage
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1.Crumble the ground beef into a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain most of the grease, leaving just enough to coat the pan. Add the onions, and cook for a few more minutes.
2.Pour 4 cups of the milk into the pan, and stir to scrape up any bits of food that could burn on the bottom of the pan. Mix in the bouillon, butter, sage, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
3.Mix the flour into the last cup of milk until smooth. Slowly pour into the skillet, stirring constantly. Simmer for a few minutes to thicken. If the gravy is too thick, thin with a little bit of milk. If it is too thin, simmer longer, or add more flour. Taste and adjust seasonings before serving.
serves 4
feel free to experiment with seasonings to meet your taste buds!

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