So this really isn’t steak, and nothing is chopped… but it wouldn’t sound as good if it was called “Ground Beef on Mashed Potatoes” now, would it?
I grew up in Long Beach, California during the 60s. When I was in elementary school, the schools would have actual chefs that would prepare the lunch meals in the kitchen – they weren’t just boxed, pre-packaged lunches. The Sunday paper would publish the weekly menus and my sister and I would always look for Chopped Steak on Mashed Potatoes.
Several years later, the paper published the actual recipes that were used to prepare these lunches, and so I had to include this one here. So, once again, it’s really just ground beef in gravy, but it’s simple, quick and easy – and the kids love it!
Chopped Steak on Mashed Potatoes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Gravy Master or gravy quick, etc.
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Brown meat in skillet.
Reduce heat, add onions and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
Stir flour into pan, breaking up lumps.
Add water gradually as needed, stirring constantly.
Add seasonings and Gravy Master.
Serve over mashed potatoes.