- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1/3 cup instant onion
- 2 Tbsp corn starch
- 3 Tbsp onion powder
- 1 2/3 cup dry milk
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 3 ½ Tbs. beef bouillon
- 2 brown gravy powder
Mix this all up and store in a glass jar or other sealed container.
I put this through the coffee grinder for a finer sauce
Use ½ cup for each pound of ground meat (beef, turkey or chicken).
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup of mix (above)
- 2 to 3 cups noodles (elbow macaroni for example) or 2 cups rice
- 1 1/2 to 3 cups water
- 1 cup milk
Brown and drain the ground beef. Stir in the dry mix, then add 2 cups hot water and 2 cups noodles. You can add more or less water and noodles, proportionately, depending on much you need to stretch that pound of beef. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer, cover, and cook until noodles are tender, about 20 minutes.
Cheeseburger skillet: add 1 cup dehydrated cheese with the dry mix. Or cook as above, then stir in 2 cups grated Cheddar or Colby cheese before serving. Serve with fresh cubed tomatoes, onion, lettuce and pickles. Crumbled cooked bacon optional.
Stroganoff: add a bit of 1/2 tsp of onion powder, ½ tsp thyme and 1/2 tsp celery salt with the dry mix. Stir in a 1/2 cup fresh or canned mushrooms. After cooking noodles, stir in 1/4 cup sour cream just before serving. Top with grated parmesan cheese
Chili: Add one 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, ½ cup diced onion, 1 Tbsp chili powder, ½ tsp cumin, 1 Tbsp tomato paste. Diced green peppers and green onions for color.
Potato variation: Instead of macaroni, add 2-3 cups very thinly sliced potatoes or julienned potatoes. Simmer 20-30 minutes until potatoes are tender. Uncover and simmer until liquid has evaporated. Add canned or frozen peas and heat thru.
A good way to make health; sub whole wheat pasta, and drain meat after browning, rinsing with hot water.
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