04 December 2018


Today I’m doing something a little different and sharing with you one of my easiest meals because it happens to be the favorite meal I make for a son I have turning 21 today! I am so excited to drive the 4 hours down to his college today and take him out for a late birthday lunch. Although I would have preferred to have him home and making this meal for him, I’m just happy to see him for a couple hours on the special day and of course I am taking him this meal to heat up later in the week! I’m am also taking him a basket decorated and filled with 21 gifts, taking his favorite birthday dessert; apple crisp, stocking his fridge with a few more meals of course to get him through finals and wondering how I have a 21-year old when it seems like yesterday he was holding my hand and asking to be held. 

You will love how easy this meal is and I bet it will please all your family with its hearty goodness. We always add the mushrooms to the gravy but if you do not like them, you don't have too. 
What you'll need

1 1/2 lbs ground sirloin
S&P to taste
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 cup cold water 
1 can mushroom stems & pieces or a cup of fresh (opt. if you don't like)
Prepared Mashed Potatoes
(I mash mind with butter, skim milk and S&P)

Fry sirloin in the skillet in 6 shaped patties until no longer pink. Keep warm. Mash potatoes. In a small pan, Whisk brown gravy mix with the one cup cold water until thickened. Add mushrooms. Over a patty and 1/2 dollop of mashed potatoes, pour some gravy over each. 

I like salting the potatoes and hamburger with a little course sea salt as well.

My Birthday Boy!



  1. Yum I love hamburger steak. But no one else in my family does. Boo.

  2. This looks delicious and so easy. A great item to keep on hand for a quick meal. Thanks for the recipe and happy birthday to your sweet son! Safe travels on your drive!

  3. Must make this for the boys! I love mushrooms but they don't so they can give them all to me. Definitely pinning this. Have a wonderful and safe trip to see the Birthday Boy! I bet he's so excited to see you. Look at your precious picture, you haven't aged a bit. Share the recipe for that will ya???? Love you sweet friend!

  4. This sounds delicious and I love how easy it is is for a quick meal! Have a safe and fun trip!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. He is precious from 1 to 21. They grow up on us so fast but dontcha just love it?
    The hamburger steak look scrumptious! One of my favorite meals too. I love gravy! Any kind of gravy! Haha. Have a happy day.

  6. Man, you truly know a way to a man (and boy's) heart! Such a sweet momma!! Have a great time celebrating your boy today!

  7. Oh my gosh, you are mother of the year for driving four hours (each way?!) to celebrate your son's birthday! Sounds like a fun day an d yet another delicious recipe!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  8. Have fun visiting the birthday boy today. This is yummy meal and nice comfort food. :)

  9. Happy Birthday to your forever baby - no matter how old he is :)

  10. This looks so tasty- and happy, happy birthday to your baby boy! They grow up so fast!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. Aww happy birthday! And how have you not changed in 21 years?! Seriously!

  12. Happy birthday to him!!! I hope your drive was ok - it's been snowing here since yesterday:/

    Black Coffee Beautiful

  13. This looks like such a great comfort food meal and happy birthday to your son. 21! Wow!

  14. Nothing better than fixing them their favorite foods. Hope you have the best lunch with him. You are super mom to drive 4 hours each way. Only a mama's love!!! XOXO

  15. My Momma makes this and it's one of my favorites ever! I love me some red meat! And happy birthday to your baby!!!!

  16. Yum! The gravy looks delicious!
    Happy birthday to your big boy :)

  17. Girlie, this recipe has got southern comfort food written all over! One of my favorite recipes evah! Been thinking about you and your family today and I hope that you and your mom had a wonderful time celebrating the birthday boy! Safe travels home, Love!

  18. What a sweet mama you are to your 21 year old baby boy!! I bet he loved all of the gifts, food and going out to lunch with you on his special day! He'll be home for break before you know it!

  19. Man you have not aged a bit! Just a better hairstyle ;) Happy Birthday to your sweet boy, well now man! You are so sweet to bring him all of that, I know he is going to love it all, especially this stick to your ribs meal!

  20. Happy Birthday to your son!! This dinner looks amazing! My hubby would love this!

  21. Comfort food for the win! Mashed potatoes are my ultimate comfort food!

  22. I love salsbury steak!! This look soooo good and comforting!

  23. This looks so yummy and like a great comfort dish. Happy birthday to your sweet boy!! Those pictures are melting my heart.

  24. Happy Birthday to your son! That dish really makes ME think of home! Your gift giving seems to be really on point! Any suggestions for 25 gifts for a single young man? 21 gifts sounded like such a neat idea, but I couldn't think of that many to put into a basket. Please share? Thanks!

  25. AW! You are such a sweet mama to spoil your boy on his birthday and it is so nice you get to see him and spend time with him. This meal looks like my kind of dinner! Meats and LOTS of potatoes! YUM!


  26. Your Hamburger Steaks and Brown Gravy looks delicious! Hope you are enjoying your week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen


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