Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is my grandmothers recipe, she was a cook in the local high school, and we used to get served this, it is simple and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 small onion, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon


  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Add soup, onions and salt& pepper to taste, beef bouillon, add 1 1/2-1 3/4 can of water (using the soup can) to the mixture.
  4. Stir in slowly.
  5. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Thicken gravy with the flour to the consistency you prefer.
  7. Simmer 5 minutes more.
  8. Serve over mashed potatoes.


Most Helpful

Wowsers! I don't believe it. Two bites and I was back in 1953 at lunch in the cafeteria at Horace Mann Junior High, eating lunch and worrying about the math test I had to face fifth period. This is a real taker-backer! And it is one of the very few cafeteria recipes I actually liked. Thanks for submitting it.

Clifford Boren May 04, 2002

Bring's back memories; and it does taste just like the school's lunch! I always bought lunch on this menu day..........very easy to make as well, and economical.

TheDancingCook January 12, 2002

This stuff is absolutely delicious! DH smelled it cooking and asked what we were having...I told him another version of "Slop", something I make with ground beef, jarred gravy and egg noodles when I don't feel like cooking or time is limited. Man, Oh Man! This brings "Slop" to a whole 'nother level! I learned a trick from Zaar Chef Evelyn/Athens. When browning ground beef and you think it's done, let it go another few minutes. Then when you think that's done, let it go some more. This carmelizes the meat and most of the liquid evaporates. I used regular old Ground Chuck, carmelized the meat, was left with almost no fat at all so I sprinkled my flour (home ground Whole Wheat) right on top of the meat mixture to cook for a bit and get rid of the raw flour taste. Instead of boullion I used a few cubes of frozen Recipe #80434 and deglazed the pan. Added the soup and just shy of one full can of water. I prefer my beef gravy with lots of pepper so I kept grinding it until I got it where I wanted. What a Great little recipe! Thanks so much!

SloppyJoe June 12, 2010

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