Ingredients

How to make it

  • MASHED POTATOES:
  • Quarter potatoes and put into a large, heavy pot. Fill pot with water till there is at least an inch of water over the potatoes. Sprinkle a pinch of salt into water. Bring water to boil and continue for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes no longer feel crunchy with jabbed with a fork.
  • Drain water from potatoes and return to stove for 30 seconds and continue to toss potatoes in pan over heat to finish drying them. Remove from heat and put into a mixer bowl. Add 1/2 c. of butter that is already cut into 1-inch cubes along with the 4 ounces of cream cheese. Use the wire whip utensil on mixer and mix at low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl down with spatula and put mixer on medium speed and whip for 1 to 2 minutes or until there are no lumps. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Now, put foil over bowl to keep mashed potatoes warm until ready to serve.
  • HAMBURGER GRAVY:
  • Brown the ground beef over medium-high heat until there is no more pink.
  • While the beef is browning, mix the gravy thickening ingredients in a medium size bowl. First, mix together cornstarch, instant beef bouillon granules, and garlic. Add 1/4 cup of the light cream or milk to the dry ingredients and mix well so that there are no lumps. Everything is fully dissolved. Add worcestshire sauce and gravy seasoning. Mix well.
  • After hamburger is fully cooked, add 2 cups of light cream and stir. Now, add your cornstarch mixture to the hamburger and cream and stir together. Rinse rest of gravy cornstarch thickener in bowl by adding the last 3/4 c. of light cream and swish in bowl then pour into hamburger gravy.
  • Cook gravy over medium-high heat till gravy thickens, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Lower heat and add more milk if gravy becomes to thick. At this time, add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Putting Dish Together:
  • First:
  • Put a large scoop of mashed potatoes on plate. Smother with butter and make a wide well in the center for gravy.
  • Add a large scoop or two of hamburger gravy and watch the melted butter from beneath ooze out from under the gravy. Place a helping of steamed corn to the side. Enjoy! =D
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  • debbie919 6 years ago
    Shandy, this is my kind of meal...it's a sophisticated version of the old SOS I grew up eating..sounds delicious! Thanks for posting!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    oh for the love of a potatoe YUmmmmy and cream cheese doesnt get any better than this momo
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Southern comfort at it's finest. Just like mom used to make, takes me back to her table, thank you. wonderful post and pics, too.
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    Looks really good and comfy,Shandy! I haven't had time to make much lately...did make an eggplant-sort-of-parmesan dish and as soon as I get it all written down, I'll post it! You are sooo talented, girl!
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  • vickycummins 6 years ago
    Sounds so good!!
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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
    I have made one close to your recipe!!!!yours is much better. Thanks Shandy.
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  • xoxorobertaxoxo 6 years ago
    this looks AMAZING for one of those days when you just need comfort food. i am gonna make this soon. i love that you posted so many pictures. ahhhhh i can taste it already
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Makes me feel warm and cozy inside! Thanks Shandy!! Michelle
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  • jenniferbyrdez 6 years ago
    Always did this with sausage gravy. I'll try yours next time. Thanks Shandy.
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Comfort food...Love it...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    zanna ate it and said...
    Great post,I forgot about this recipe.We used to have it with plain potatoes.I love Yukon Gold Potatoes,it will make it better.:)
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    " It was excellent "
    hooch ate it and said...
    Sounds great shandy,going to try this tomorrow night.
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