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Hamburger Gravy

This Hamburger Gravy recipe is SO easy to make from scratch or incorporate with cream of mushroom soup! Serve it over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, biscuits, or toast for a classic comfort food that your family will love.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 1 cube beef bouillon, or 1 tsp better than bouillon
  • ½ cup half and half

Optional Additions- See Notes

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup, (10.5 oz.)
  • 8 oz. white button mushrooms, sliced, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables


  • Brown the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions halfway through and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp pepper, and 3 TBS flour. Stir to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes, until you can no longer smell flour.
  • Add the beef broth, beef bouillon, and half and half. Use a silicone spatula to “clean” the bottom and sides of the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, the reduce to a simmer. Let it bubble gently, it will continue to thicken and concentrate.
  • Once near your desired level of thickness, taste and season with up to ¼ teaspoon of salt if desired.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or with biscuits.
  • See notes on optional ingredient additions such as vegetables or cream of mushroom soup.



How to Add Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Make the recipe as-is and let it simmer and reduce. Add 1/2 can cream of mushroom and 1/2 cup milk and let it simmer and reduce again until thickened. You may choose to add 1/4 lb. more ground beef, or utilize the extra 'gravy' to incorporate vegetables.
  • If you prefer to use a whole can of cream of mushroom, add it with 1 cup of milk and use 1.5 lbs ground beef.
  • Be sure to check out my homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup recipe.

Ingredient Additions
  • Mushrooms: Cook them separately to release some of the water, concentrate their flavor, and give them a nice golden color. Mix them into the hamburger gravy at the end. This lets them retain their color, texture, and flavor.
  • Frozen Vegetables: Frozen Carrots, peas, corn, and green beans make excellent additions to this meal. Add them when the beef stock is added and let them heat up as the gravy thickens. 

Half and Half is a combination of 50% milk and 50% cream. Milk may be used instead if needed.