U. S. Navy Minced Beef Gravy on Toast

wtorek, 28 stycznia 2014

U. S. Navy Minced Beef Gravy on Toast

Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • cooking oil, if needed
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 tablespoons flour, approximate
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes, diced
  • 5 1/2 ounces tomato juice
  • 2 cups hot water, approximate
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, to taste

Directions

  • 1 Crumble the ground beef into a skillet and brown with the onions.
  • 2 If beef is very lean, add a tablespoon or two of cooking oil.
  • 3 Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4 Add flour, one tablespoon at a time, stirring and cooking each spoonful, before adding the next.
  • 5 The flour must be cooked to preclude a starchy taste through out.
  • 6 Add enough flour to absorb most of the oil.
  • 7 Stir in the tomatoes and the tomato juice, followed by the water.
  • 8 Allow to simmer on low heat to thicken.
  • 9 Adjust consistency as necessary.
  • 10 Add nutmeg and sugar and adjust to taste.

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