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Grandma's Country Beef Gravy

A creamy Southern white gravy using ground beef, instead of sausage, and served over a bed of old fashioned egg noodles- this can be brunch or dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: American


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pkg medium egg noodles
  • 4 tbsp butter


  • Cook the pasta, in salted water, until al dente. Drain.
  • While cooking the pasta- heat a large dutch oven over medium heat, and add the oil. Once hot add the meat, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Stir everything together, breaking up as it cooks.
  • In a large bowl, add the milk & broth, whisking together. Set aside.
  • Once the meat is half cooked, add in the onion stirring to incorporate, and continue cooking the mixture until the meat's cooked through.
  • Scootch the meat to the side of the pot, and add the flour to the pot whisking it together with the drippings. Once evenly combined, let the mixture cook for 30-60 seconds.
  • Slowly pour in the milk/broth mixture, whisking to evenly incorporate. Allow the gravy to simmer until it's thickened, then remove from heat.
  • Return the drained pasta to it's pot. Add the butter, and stir until it's all melted and mixed in.
  • Serve it by adding the buttered noodles to a plate of bowl, and ladling the gravy out over top.


recipe adapted from Julia's Simply Southern