- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup dry milk powder
Brown the hamburger in a large skillet.
Break it up into small bits as you fry it.
When it is thoroughly cooked, without a
speck of pink remaining, add the flour. You
don't pour off the fat first, because you
are using the fat to make the gravy. So stir
the flour into the beef fat until it
dissolves and coats the meat. Add the salt,
pepper and onion powder. Stir it all up and
let the flour brown just a tiny bit. Slowly
add the water. Use your pancake turner or
fork to stir the floury meat into the water.
Stir and mash the meat until the flour
smoothes out into the water. Add the dry
milk powder. Stir until it dissolves. Bring
the mixture to a boil while you continue
stirring it all together. Boil it for a full
minute or two. Remove from heat and serve
over mashed potatoes or toast or biscuits.
It is good with peas or spinach and canned
pineapple. Makes 6 servings.