*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            Blue Plate Special2
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      tablespoon    vegetable oil -- or cooking spray
    1      large         onion -- diced
    1 1/2  pounds        lean ground beef
    2      envelopes     brown gravy mix -- OR prepared gravy
                         mashed potatoes
 Note:  I use a dry brown gravy mix available at health food stores.  The 
 brand is Hain.
 Heat oil in a skillet; add onion and saute over medium-low heat until 
 softened.  Add the ground beef; brown, breaking beef up into small pieces. 
  Drain off any excess fat.  If using a dry gravy mix, either prepare the 
 gravy in a separate saucepan and add
  to ground beef mixture, OR remove meat from the skillet, set aside, 
 prepare the gravy in the skillet, then return the meat to the skillet and 
 heat through.  That’s it.
 Serve over mashed potatoes, either homemade or from a box.  Blue plate 
 special is usually with peas and carrots on the side.
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 NOTES : Old fashioned comfort food, and nothing could be easier.
        Serve with a side of peas and carrots, and imagine you are eating 
        at the best truckstop on your highway of life.