This definitely falls in the comfort food category! It’s super quick to whip up, especially if you cheat like me and use instant mashed potatoes. This one definitely reminds me of a meal we would have had as kids, so there’s that nostalgia to it too.
Just a few simple ingredients make this meal hearty and delicious. The gravy is beef broth, Primal Kitchen Steak Sauce, salt, pepper and arrowroot slurry. An arrowroot what? A slurry is typically made using corn starch mixed with water and added to thicken sauces. To make this Whole30 compliant I used arrowroot flour. Which I promise is worth purchasing as you’ll see it in a lot of Whole30 recipes. Ok, back to the slurry…you mix 1 tbsp of arrowroot flour with 1 tbsp of cold water. I put it in a small tupperware with a lid and shake to mix. I find that much easier than trying to mix with a fork or by hand. When it’s time you’ll slowly pour it in while mixing your gravy so it mixes in well. Take your time, you’ll see it thicken right away!
The mashed potatoes
So, I cheated…as I said. I used instant mashed potatoes, but that’s partly because I goofed when buying Bob’s Red Mill potato flakes and ended up with 4 bags instead of the 1 I thought I was purchasing. So, besides using these flakes for crispy chicken, we’ll be eating some quick mashed potatoes too! By all means, make mashed potatoes from scratch, but I promise these are pretty darn good. In Bob’s potatoes, the only ingredient is dehydrated potatoes. Check your labels if you’re using another brand, I can’t say they will all be Whole30 compliant. But I can definitely recommend these! I made them according to the package, swapping ghee for butter and unsweetened almond milk for the milk.
This came together in less than 30 minutes with a gravy that tastes like it simmered for hours! I hope you enjoy and leave a comment letting me know how you made it yours!
Whole30 Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 cup of beef broth
- ¼ cup of steak sauce
- 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
- 1 tbsp cold water
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ⅛ tsp salt - taste before adding so not to over salt
- Heat a medium skillet over med/high heat add the olive oil, when heated add diced onion and season with salt & pepper
- Cook onion until just translucent, 3-5 minutes, then stir in garlic
- Add ground beef , season with salt & pepper, continue stirring breaking apart with a spatula and cooking until browned
- At this point you should get the water boiling for the potatoes
- Stir broth, steak sauce and pepper into beef, bring to a simmer
- Mix together arrowroot flour and cold water to make a slurry, shake in a small container to mix well
- Slowly stir slurry into beef and gravy mixture to thicken sauce, it’ll thicken right away
- Let simmer while you finish the mashed potatoes (directions on back of package), stir ghee into boiling water, remove from heat then stir in cold milk, add potatoes and carefully stir to combine, let sit to thicken
- Serve hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes and enjoy!