You will need:
- ground sirloin meat (enough for your size family)
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 small can mushrooms or mushrooms with stems (drained)
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 heaping Tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tsp. canola oil
- salt, black pepper, and garlic powder
In a nonstick skillet, add oil, onion and mushrooms, cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or so until onion is tender and transparent looking. Remove from skillet, place in small bowl and set aside.
Make patties from the ground sirloin meat, sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides. Add to skillet and cook on medium heat about 15 minutes (flip them every 4 minutes or so) until they are no longer pink inside and liquid runs clear. When they are done, remove them from the skillet place on plate and set aside.
Add cornstarch to 1/4 cup of cold water, stir well and set aside. (this is called cornstarch water)
On medium heat, to the skillet add beef broth, stir to remove beef bits from bottom of pan, stir in the cornstarch water, continue stirring, turn up the heat to medium-high heat, bring to a boil, keep stirring, when thickened (after about 5 minutes or so), add onions and mushrooms back to the skillet, salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve. Serve gravy over patties, or you can add the patties back to the skillet until ready to eat.
This is great with homemade mashed potatoes!
Note: This is a thin gravy, for a thicker consistency, you can add a little more cornstarch mixed with little bit of water (a little bit at the time) and boil, and repeat, until desired thickness.