Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I learned how to make this dish in Home Ec. while attending German school. It's one of my kids favorite dinners. Note: This recipe ends up with a lot of gravy. I usually like that, because I can freeze some for other sauce-less beef or just over mashed potatoes/rice/noodles on a meatless night.
- 2 lbs stewing beef, cut into bite size pieces
- 6 cups water (approx)
- beef bouillon cube (I use Knorr or Maggie)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- salt and pepper
- nutmeg (optional)
- Place the cubed beef in a medium sized pot. Add water. Include the bouillon cube. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
- Separate the meat from the broth and keep the liquid hot.
- In a skillet on medium heat melt the butter, sauté the onions until transparent then add garlic. Continue until you can just smell the garlic aroma.
- Sprinkle in the flour and cook until slightly brown. Using a whisk, pour in the hot broth until the sauce is smooth and thickened. Place the meat in the gravy and continue cooking covered on low for another 1/2 hour.
- Peak in and stir every so often adding water if needed to get the desired gravy consistency that you prefer.
- Taste for salt and pepper. add freshly grated nutmeg to taste if using.
- I have served this over potato dumplings (packaged or homemade), rice, mashed potatoes, noodles.
I made the whole recipe with specific intentions for a second meal. I served this Friday night over noodles. The beef was fork tender and the gravy was excellent. Yesterday I boiled some cubes of potato, mixed them with beef and a can of peas and carrots; put them in a pie crust, baked, and sliced served with more gravy on top. This is the kind of food I grew up on! YUM! Thanks for posting Lori. Made for Everyday Is A Holiday.
Loved it! Wonderful flavor - this is comfort food indeed! I loved the fresh nutmeg with the beef. The only problem I had was that the gravy wasn't thick enough, but I think that was my fault for using a whole large onion which must have added more liquid. I served it over brown rice in bowls and that worked perfectly. Since I'm an onion lover, next time I will increase the flour to equal the butter. This is a definite keeper, thanks Lori!
Fabulous quick and easy dinner meal for our family! I used a vidalia onion and beef granulars in place of the cube (what I had on hand tonight). This turned out perfectly! I served it over brown rice and had my recipe for broccoli casserole as a side dish. Absolutely wonderful !! Thanks Lori for sharing! Made for Everyday is a Holiday Tag Game. :)