Beef gravy over mashed potatoes

Sep 10, 2020

Note: there is disagreement about whether this is called “beef gravy” or “hamburger gravy,” and whether it should be spooned over potatoes or rice. Beef gravy sounds slightly more attractive to me, and obviously it is better on potatoes. (Although “hamburger gravy over rice” does have a certain ring to it…)

oh yes, another note. This is rarely served with a vegetable. It’s just a meat and potatoes kind of meal.

Serves 4-6.


1 1/2 pounds potatoes, any variety (russet is our usual)
1 – 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (preferably 80/20 or 90/10)
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup milk, divided
1/2 stick (2 oz) butter
salt and pepper


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