Years ago, I received a gift subscription to "Quick Cooking" magazine. I was newly married and definitely excited to cook for my husband every day! These days, the shine has worn off a bit, but I kept a few years' worth of Quick Cooking, (which was later changed to Simple and Delicious). And, I'm glad I did. Hamburger Supper has become a favorite at our house. It's one of the few recipes that I have made repeatedly. It's incredibly easy and very tasty. Give it a try!
1 lb. ground beef
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 medium carrot, sliced
2 medium potatoes, sliced
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
In large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in gravy mix. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Arrange onion, carrot, and potatoes over beef. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-15 min., or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook 3-5 min. longer or until cheese is melted.
NOTES: It seems I'm always adjusting recipes to deal with something at the last minute. This recipe is no exception. I stopped purchasing the individual packets of brown gravy mix a while ago. Instead, I bought a Costco sized container of it. (It's great to have on hand.) I use 3 Tablespoons of mix in this recipe. Also, if I don't have an onion on hand, I use about 1/3 cup of dehydrated onions and add them with a little extra water when the water is added to the beef. I was out of onions this time around, so that's why you don't see beautiful rings of onion in the picture.