Have you had those days, weeks, or even months where life keeps throwing you lemons, and you just don’t have it in you to make lemonade? Well, it’s been that way for me lately—it’s been a bit of a discouraging summer, and the discouragement has even seeped into my love for cooking and blogging. But, I’m trying to “get back on the horse” and tackle one tangible thing at a time.
So, I decided to share this recipe with y’all today. It’s super simple, super fast, super cheap, and super delicious. Not to mention, it’s one of my favorites! My mom used to make it a lot when we were growing up (well, lets be real, she still makes it when I visit 😊). Mamma used to laugh at how much we all liked it because it’s such an easy, cheap meal and was always just something she’d throw together.
When we lived in the US, our main source of meat was venison. In a hunting season, we would often end up having 4 or 5 deer in our freezer which was a huge blessing when feeding a family of 6 on a tight food budget. This past year, God provided us with a couple deer of our own, so we’ve been able to use venison for a lot of meals lately. If you have any access to ground venison, I recommend it for this recipe. Often, local butcher shops carry it, so if you don’t hunt, check them out to see what options they have.
Anyhoo, that’s my spiel for today—short and sweet. Happy cooking, my Friends! Thanks for stopping by!
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Yield: about 4 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
- 1-2 TBSP Oil (for frying)
- 1 medium Onion, diced
- 1 lb Ground Beef or Venison
- 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- 2 cups Venison or Beef Broth (you can also do 2 cups of water with 2 beef bullion cubes if you choose)
- 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
- ½ cup Water
- ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
In a medium frying pan, sauté your chopped onions over medium heat (I love using cast iron for my frying needs!).
After a couple minutes, add your ground beef (or venison). Lightly brown the meat.
Once the meat is cooked through, add your garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir it well.
Add your broth and Worcestershire Sauce and bring the mixture to a low simmer.
In a separate container or bowl, combine the flour and water. Shake/whisk until there are no lumps (these Blender Bottles are the bomb for mixing up flour and water without any lumps). If you think there are lumps, just pour the mixture through a strainer to remove them before adding them to the pan.
Once the broth/meat mixture is simmering, whisk in your flour/water combo. Keep stirring until it’s fully incorporated. Let it simmer for 3-5 more minutes. It should be nicely thickened.
Do a little taste test, and add addition salt and pepper as needed and depending on your preferred tastes.
Serve over rice with a side of vegetables.