Ground beef and gravy
This ground beef and gravy recipe is another of my mother’s simple minced beef recipes that is just so tasty. We ate this meal twice in a row the week I posted this post because, as it went down so well the first time, the girls asked for it again. It is easy and quick to make, and healthy if you serve up with some tasty vegetables.
Mince beef recipe ideas – things to make with mince
Scroll down to after the bottom of this post to see a few other healthy minced meat recipes on my site.
But the best ground beef recipe? Well, that depends on what you are after. Each meal with ground beef has its own characteristics and different herbs and spices always give a certain variation to the meat.
This mince with gravy recipe is a very quick ground beef recipe that can be cooked in 15 minutes. So for me, it rates as one of the easy dinners with ground beef or mince.
Beef Mince vs Ground Beef
What is minced beef? In the UK we call ground beef ‘mince’ or ‘minced meat’. It is minced steak or in other words beef that has been through a mincer.
It can sometimes be confusing as the British also know a product called ‘mincemeat’. Mincemeat is something completely different: a mix of chopped fruits, spirits and spices which is used as a filling for mince pies which we eat at Christmas time.
These days this mix would not normally contain meat, but in the past it used to, hence the name.
Easy Minced Beef Recipes
My motto is ‘sometimes the easy way is the best way’, and that is certainly what this dish is. It must be the easiest of beef mince recipes around.
There are no real herby additions to the gravy so you just get the taste of the beef, and the gravy, which goes naturally with the vegetables.
Nothing flash, nothing clever. But very tasty and you will clean your plate.
I distinctly remember eating this meal in the kitchen of my parents’ house as a kid, and I always looked forward to it.
It is funny how certain foods help you maintain certain memories and this was surely one of my favourite dishes as a kid, and now my kids love it.
How to make mince and gravy