Hamburger Stew with Brown Gravy


Simple hamburger stew with brown gravy that is very inexpensive to make.

hamburger stew in pot with potatoes
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
12 servings


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 cups water, or as needed to cover

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 pounds ground beef

  • cup water

  • 2 (1.2 ounce) packages dry brown gravy mix


  1. Place potatoes, onion, and garlic in a large pot. Add enough water to cover. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. While potatoes are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  3. Add beef to the stew mixture; cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.

  4. Combine 2/3 cup water and gravy mix in a small bowl. Stir into the stew very slowly. Let simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes more. Taste and adjust salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

I used Pioneer(R) brand gravy mix.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
14g Fat
17g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 562mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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