Shredded Roast Beef Gravy

This is a great budget meal especially if you find a shoulder roast or such on sale. Here is what you will need for a family size meal.

  • small roast
  • 2 onions
  • 1-2 bell peppers
  • 1/2 C. flour
  • 3 Tbs cooking oil
  • 1/4 C. corn starch

Heat your oil in a skillet. Coat roast with flour and brown in skillet. Cut your onions and peppers in bite size pieces and put in crock pot along with browned roast. add enough water to fully cover all, I usually just fill to top. Cook on high for several hours until meat is tender. Remove roast and cut off fat and shred meat, set aside. Put the corn starch in a sifter and sift over the remaining liquid, stirring. Continue stirring until well dissolved and starting to thicken. Then add the shredded meat and turn to low until ready to serve. We serve this over either boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes or cooked rice.

ground beef gravy

Since we have all the milk a family could ever use, we do a lot of creamed dishes and gravies. Fresh raw milk is wonderful.

You will need,

  • 1 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • diced peppers, bell, or whatever you like, as much as you like
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • milk, about 1/2  gallon

Add your ground beef, onion, and peppers to a skillet and cook on med high until done, stirring often. When done keep over heat and add flour while stirring constantly. when the meat is well coated slowly begin to add milk. Add enough until it is pretty soupy, keep stirring until gravy gets as thick as you desire. You can add more milk if it gets too thick. This can be varied. Add season to taste, we usually add some Cajun spice.

Ground beef gravy is great over boiled potatoes and carrots, or baked potatoes, or thick sliced bread, or rice or even pasta. It is a great frugal meal.