Posting this here for Annie. (It's a long story.) If you don't use homemade stock use low-sodium beef broth so you can control the salt. You'll need to check your seasonings (salt and pepper) after making the gravy. This makes a little extra gravy for mashed potatoes or noodles or what-have-you. Prep and cooking times are approximate. You can do this! ETA: Thank you, Lainey, for the wonderful review. I was unclear in the instructions about the size of the patties if you had to cook them longer and I apologize. Change has been made specifying that. I'm glad you enjoyed them.