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.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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 calories; 46.9 g total fat; 146 mg cholesterol; 458 mg sodium. 35.7 g carbohydrates; 32.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
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. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
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. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2003
It did not have much taste so I added some pepper and a beef cube. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2003
My husband loved this dish! It's a homemade version of hamburger helper. Read More
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