I am trying to eat healthy, HEALTHY, HEALTHY, It's sooooooo hard!!!!! But, I am determined to try as hard as possible to fix and eat healthy meals. How many of you remember going to a cafe and ordering fries and gravy? No one . . .well maybe it's an Idaho thing, but I remember, and I loved them! That's what this meal reminds me of - fries and gravy in a greasy spoon! The good thing about it, is it's healthy and delicious and definitely not greasy.
Burgers and Onion Gravy
1.5 lbs extra lean ground beef or ground turkey breast
1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 - 1 tsp. garlic powder or 1-2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
6 Tbls. bread crumbs (I used Panko)
1 can beef broth (I used Swansons) Add 1/4 cup to meat mixture, save the rest for gravy.
1/2 - 1 cup water
2 Tbls. cornstarch
Salt and pepper to taste.
Large onion, sliced
Mix together and make into 6 patties. Brown on both sides in a non-stick pan on medium high heat. Add onions - Should look something like this:
Cover and let this simmer on low while the oven fries bake. I promise, this will smell so good cooking, your mouth will water!
3 large baking potatoes or sweet potatoes (I use one for each person)
2 tsp. olive oil
1-2 tsp. steak seasoning or whatever seasoning you like
Scrub the potatoes and cut into wedges, put in a bag or large bowl and mix with the olive oil and seasoning. Place on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Should look like this:
Bake on 475 degrees until they are tender and golden brown, about 30 min., turning every so often. Salt and pepper as desired.
These are so good! Serve with gravy and enjoy!
It is hard to find really good, healthy recipes using ground beef for some reason. I have a husband who is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so this recipe really hit the spot for him. It is my own concoction, so if you have any questions, please let me know.
If you are following Weight Watchers, one beef patty and about 1/2 cup of gravy is about 7 points. If you use ground turkey, it's about 5 points. One serving of fries is 4 points. If we have to eat healthy, it might as well taste good!
Hugs and Happy Eating,