Hot Beef Sundae
05 Oct, 2012
Written by Dawn Caldwell at Common Ground Nebraska
Hot Beef Sundae
With a life full of family, farming and a full-time job off the farm, I have an incredible respect for farmers and what they contribute to the world. My husband Matt and I, along with our two children run a diversified farm in Edgar, Nebraska.
About half of our family farm is used to raise crops, and half is pasture to raise cattle. Being a ranching family, our family really likes beef so I want to share a family favorite of ours that is great for kids – Hot Beef Sundaes.
I demonstrate how to make these delectable sundaes on the Cooking with CommonGround video, but you can find the recipe below.
Hot Beef Sundaes
1 lb. 1” Sirloin Cubes or Stew Chunks
2 packets of Brown Gravy Mix (our family of four uses 2 packets)
Russet Potatoes (enough for each family member to have a heaping serving)
1. Start with boiling the potatoes so they are ready when the meat gets done. While the potatoes are cooking, heat a very small amount of vegetable oil in a skillet to brown the meat.
Turn the meat pieces several times while cooking to brown all sides and be sure meat is cooked completely through.
2. Once meat is cooked thoroughly (but not over-cooked, as you want it to be tender) mix up the gravy packets.
3. Pour the gravy in with the meat to thicken.
4. Let the meat and gravy simmer for several minutes.
5. Mash the potatoes with your family’s desired amount of butter and milk.
6. To serve, grab a plate or a fun sundae dish and start with a nice pile of mashed potatoes.
7. Top potatoes with meat and gravy.
8. Next, add a dollop of sour cream, grated cheese and finally, top with a cherry tomato.
Dawn Caldwell is a member of Common Ground Nebraska. You can find out more about Common Ground by clicking here or below.