Ground Beef & Gravy with Rice

School Lunch Grows Up

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      25 min

Appears in
Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2016

  • About

When I was a kid, our elementary school lunch menus were a collection of weird combos and overcooked vegetables. No pizza day was complete without a plateful of baked beans alongside the frozen pizza, and I probably shouldn’t elaborate too much on Tuna Surprise. But I looked forward to lunch when Ground Beef and Gravy was on the schedule. Gloppy, saucy, and kind of bland in a good way, it was a comfort in the middle of the day. This version is seasoned just right with thyme and the umami of