Recipe by Lighty
Whenever I make a pot roast or brisket, I always have gravy leftover, and I LOATHE to throw away this flavorful liquid. Both my mother and my father-in-law make a great beef/potato dish, so, with theirs in mind, I came up with this. If you don't have enough gravy, add a little broth of your choice. Adjust meat/potato ratio based on your dietary preferences - I'll probably use less potato next time.
- 1 lb potato, chopped into 1-inch cubes
- 2 lbs beef, chopped into 1 . 5-inch cubes
- 2 cups leftover gravy (add broth if needed)
- 2 tablespoons red wine (optional)
- 3 English cucumbers (to serve)
Directions See How It's Made
- Remove any vegetables from the gravy and reserve.
- In a large skillet, combine potatoes and gravy/broth.
- Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to medium.
- Cover the pan tightly; keep it covered between steps to preserve the moisture.
- Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are almost ready.
- Use this time to prepare your beef - chop (if using steak/roast) and clean off as much fat as possible.
- Remove potatoes to a bowl, taking care to leave the leftover liquid in the pan.
- Add wine and deglaze.
- Add beef, stirring to coat with the sauce.
- Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes
- Add potatoes back to the pan, stir.
- Simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
- (Add vegetables from the gravy - I had mushrooms in mine).
- Reduce heat to low, and simmer until ready to serve; add more broth/wine if the pan is too dry.
- Slice english cucumbers into 3-4" "sticks", and serve on the side. For a bit more bite, use pickles instead.