52 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 21
  • 3 Rating Star 12
  • 5 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 2

This is a quick and simple way to cream ground beef. It uses milk instead of cream, along with a variety of veggies. Serve over toast or biscuits and try it with some hard boiled eggs.

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until beef is browned and onion is translucent; set aside.

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  • Melt the butter or margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and add the flour, mixing thoroughly.

  • Add the milk slowly, stirring constantly, and return to the heat. Keep stirring until thickened to desired consistency.

  • Add the reserved beef mixture, the peas, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

697.44 calories; 32.41 g protein; 35.75 g carbohydrates; 46.9 g fat; 146.5 mg cholesterol; 457.54 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

SANDJEAN
01/23/2004
This is one of those "keeper" recipes I've made over and over many times. I found l/4 c. flour added after you fry the onions and beef and continue to fry for about 3 min. (stirring constantly) will remove the raw flour taste in the finished product. Also I heat the milk and add it a little at a time for desired consistentcy. The hot milk helps eliminate the "lumps" in the gravy. We like this over mashed potatoes.I also add some fresh garlic chopped to the onions.....pretty good.
(56)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
10/30/2011
Bland other versions are better peas do not go in creamed beef.
(3)
52 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 21
  • 3 Rating Star 12
  • 5 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 2
SANDJEAN
01/23/2004
This is one of those "keeper" recipes I've made over and over many times. I found l/4 c. flour added after you fry the onions and beef and continue to fry for about 3 min. (stirring constantly) will remove the raw flour taste in the finished product. Also I heat the milk and add it a little at a time for desired consistentcy. The hot milk helps eliminate the "lumps" in the gravy. We like this over mashed potatoes.I also add some fresh garlic chopped to the onions.....pretty good.
(56)
Anonymous
02/02/2011
I have trouble getting my college brothers to eat anything these days...they couldn't get enough of this recipe! I didn't have onions except green ones so used those; and added corn and golden mushroom soup to the meat mixture.
(29)
Anonymous
10/15/2003
After reading other reviews I changed it a bit by adding two beef bullion cubes garlic salt and Creole seasoning to the sauce and about six small sliced boiled potatoes to the hamburger mixture. Came out pretty good!
(28)
Shakerbaker
10/30/2003
This is a quick easy meal when you are busy. For those of you who found it to be bland try using cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup diluted with a little milk. My family likes it with one of the cream soups. Omit the onion if you wish. It's something like the army s.o.s.
(23)
Donna Shaw
02/19/2007
This recipe is one of my husband's favorites since we've been married so I thought I should get around to saying so. You can help boost the flavor a lot by adding Worchesteshire sauce and seasoned salt to the beef/onions while browning and then adding more seasoned salt to taste once the gravy thickens. Last time we added chopped green pepper to the beef/onion mix and it added some freshness - you can also use unfrozen peas instead of canned for fresher taste. The gravy does take a while to thicken but it's worth the wait - just keep stirring over med heat. Thanks for posting this - it's an easy meal that makes great leftovers!
(18)
RVILLARIN
10/15/2003
I'm sorry but I didn't care much for this dish. It didn't have very much flavor and I could really taste the flour used in it.
(16)
Anonymous
10/15/2003
It did not have much taste so I added some pepper and a beef cube.
(11)
LISA3267
10/15/2003
This is an excellent "comfort food" meal! It's quick and easy for a meal on the run..:) I recommend having it with homemade biscuits! Yum. I didn't have peas so I used broccoli instead. Still delicious! Great job Granny!
(10)
Anonymous
10/15/2003
My husband loved this dish! It's a homemade version of hamburger helper.
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