From the 02/19/01 Alumni Sandstorm
>>From: Jim Russell (58)

Re: Hamburger Gravy recipe

    Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) sent in a recipe for
hamburger gravy that is close to what my wife (Billie the
Ballard Beaver) uses. The Kitchen Bouquet is a key to the
recipe, but also she uses all of the water drained from a
can of green beans. (Does anyone remember if green beans
were also served on the day we had hamburger gravy on
mashed potatoes?)
    Billie's recipe is directly from the kitchen staff at
Ballard, pared down to serve a family instead of the whole
d....d high school.

Brown 1 lb. of ground beef with one medium chopped onion.
Add 1 tsp. salt and pepper to taste.
Add 1/2 cup flour to browned meat and add Kitchen Bouquet.
Add 2 cups of boiling water (including green bean water)
Stir until desired consistency.

Re: Hamburger Stew variation:
Brown hamburger, onion, salt, pepper and flour.
After hamburger is browned add Kitchen Bouquet.
 2-3 medium cubed potatoes,
 2 stalks of celery,
 2 #1 cans of green beans,
 2-3 medium carrots
Cook vegetables in 2 cups of water (include green bean
water) and tsp. salt.
Combine vegetables and cooking water with browned
hamburger and onion and Kitchen Bouquet.
Pouring in a little vegetable water at a time while
stirring, add vegetables.
Bake covered for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

-Jim Russell (58)
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