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    1 hr 40 mins

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    1 hr 30 mins

    Lori Mama's Note:

    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.

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    1. 1
      Place the cubed beef in a medium sized pot. Add water. Include the bouillon cube. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
    2. 2
      Separate the meat from the broth and keep the liquid hot.
    3. 3
      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.
    4. 4
      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.
    5. 5
      Peak in and stir every so often adding water if needed to get the desired gravy consistency that you prefer.
    6. 6
      Taste for salt and pepper. add freshly grated nutmeg to taste if using.
    7. 7
      I have served this over potato dumplings (packaged or homemade), rice, mashed potatoes, noodles.

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    • on February 13, 2011


      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.

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    • on January 12, 2010


      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!

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    • on April 20, 2009


      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. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Lori's Beef and Gravy

    Serving Size: 1 (417 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 68.4
    Calories from Fat 52
    Total Fat 5.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 58.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 0.5 g

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