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Gravy smothered hamburgers, with a side of boiled potatoes

Updated on July 27, 2013

Cooking Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Serves 4

Meat and Potatoes

The basic ingredients behind this delicious yet simple recipe are meat and potatoes.

It starts out in a frying pan. The original way my grandmother would make this is with a side of mashed potatoes and corn. That way everything could be mixed in together in one big heap with gravy on top.

I switched out from mashed to boiled potatoes because it's summer time here and we prefer boiled potatoes in the summer.

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  • 1 pound ground hamburger, 80/20
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, unseasoned
  • 2 cans beef gravy, 14 1/2 ounces each
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste
  • balsamic vinegar to taste
  • Garlic salt & ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 pounds white potatoes
  • butter for potatoes
  • Side of Corn If preferred


  1. Start by placing 5 pounds of washed potatoes, with peels on, in a large pot.
  2. Cover potatoes with water.
  3. Set pot of potatoes on stove on high heat.
  4. Boil potatoes for approximately 1 hour until fork tender.
  5. Serve potatoes as side dish, with butter, salt & pepper to taste.
  6. For hamburgers, while potatoes are cooking, empty package of hamburger meat in to a bowl with bread crumbs.
  7. Add Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic salt & ground black pepper.
  8. Mix ingredients together well and form small hamburger patties.
  9. Place hamburger patties in frying pan over medium heat. No oil is necessary. The fat from the 80/20 meat will create its own grease.
  10. Brown on each side, flipping occasionally.
  11. Add store bought gravy to pan.
  12. Simmer. Serve on plate with potato and side of corn if preferred.


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