Simple Beef Gravy Supper

Simple Beef Gravy Supper

A creamy peppery beef gravy served over egg noodles


6 servings


1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1/3 cup flour
3 1/4 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or more, depending on your preference -- we like lots!!)
salt, to taste
12 ounces egg noodles, cooked according to package instructions*


1. Brown ground beef with onion and garlic over medium heat. Drain and return to pan.

2. Stir flour into meat mixture. Cook and stir until flour is no longer white. Gradually add milk, stirring briskly.

3. Add salt and pepper. Continue to cook and stir until gravy bubbles and thickens. Serve over hot noodles.

Simple Beef Gravy Supper
Additional Notes: 

*You can substitute mashed potatoes, rice, toasted bread, or whatever starch you prefer.

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is my last-minute, out-of-inspiration, no-groceries, no-menu-plan, no-time meal saver! It's quick to make, cheap to make (especially if you have some meat in the freezer from the last sale), and we love the taste.

Last time I made this, Joshua said, "You know, this is really a good meal. You should put it on your website." So, here it is! It's nothing fancy, but it has saved my day more than once. My rating: 10/10.


It was late, we had no menu plan, and I needed something for supper, so I tried Tammy's "last-minute, out-of-inspiration, no-groceries, no-menu-plan, no-time meal saver!" It was quick and filling. I've probably had a better meal, but it was just what we needed for that night.


This is so my kind of meal...nothing fancy, just good-tasting, hot, filling food! My husband agrees. It has become one of my regular rotation meals!


It's probaly like a poor man's beef stroganoff, but it was one of my favorites growing up. My hubby prefers it over rice. I love it that Tammy uses a homemade white sauce base instead of the MSG laden cream of mushroom that was in my childhood recipe. But mushrooms saute'd with the onions/garlic mix would be good! I also add a big plop of sour cream to the mix, and that adds some nice zip & creaminess as well.


I like this better than my previous hamburger gravy recipe, which I didn't make as often as my husband might have liked. This one was so good that I was snitching it as it cooked! But, it did also taste good over biscuits. :-)

I used 1/2 tsp salt and increased the pepper to 3/4 tsp as Tammy suggested. This recipe is going to be copied into my file to replace my existing one.


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