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Potatoburgers with Gravy

This recipe comes from one of the newer additions to my growing cookbook collection. The hubby is a book-lover himself, so, when he saw books at a local yard sale, he stopped to look around. He found this 1980s-era cookbook that features budget-minded recipes...perfect! Today's recipe is "Potatoburgers with Gravy."
It was a delight; it was delicious. The burgers were savory and tender, but it is the gravy that really makes this dish. For a quick side, I whipped up some mashed potatoes, which went well with the gravy, too. Serving it this way made it reminiscent of Shepherd's Pie. I highly recommend you give this one a try.

PotatoBurgers with Gravy
Country comfort food at it's finest!

1 - 1½ lb ground beef or ground sirloin
1 potato, peeled, washed and grated
1 egg
2½ cups beef broth
1 small onion, diced
1/4 t. dried sage, crushed
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 t. fresh parsley, chopped

4 T. flour
2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 t. fresh parsley, chopped

Combine beef, potato, egg, onion, sage, parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl, mix thoroughly. Form into 6 patties about 1/2 inch thick. Brown potatoburgers in a large skillet. 

PotatoBurger ingredients

Once the potatoburgers are brown on both sides, add beef broth to the skillet. 
Cover and simmer the potatoburgers in the broth for about 35 minutes.  Because of the broth element, a visual check of the burgers for doneness is unreliable. I strongly recommend using a temperature probe to indicate when the beef has reached an internal temperature of least 160°. 
Once the potatoburgers are done, remove them from the broth and set aside.

PotatoBurger cooking in beef broth
To make the gravy- In the same skillet, set heat to medium-low and sprinkle the flour over the burger drippings. Stir the flour into the drippings while scraping them from the bottom of the skillet. Gradually pour in the milk, stirring constantly. Simmer and stir over medium-low heat until the gravy thickens. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Turn heat to low, place the potatoburgers BACK into the skillet with the gravy and simmer for another 5 minutes to reheat the patties.

PotatoBurgers reheating in GravyMove potatoburgers and gravy to serving bowl and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.                   
-adapted from Miriam B. Loo's Budget Cookbook
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