Recipe for Beef and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes

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### Beef and Gravy

#### Ingredients:
– 1.5 lbs beef stew meat (cut into bite-sized pieces)
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 large onion, diced
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 cups beef broth
– 1 cup water
– 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 3 tablespoons butter

#### Instructions:
1. **Sear the Beef**: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef stew meat and brown on all sides. Remove the beef and set aside.
2. **Cook Onions and Garlic**: In the same pot, add the diced onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
3. **Deglaze the Pot**: Pour in the beef broth and water, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
4. **Simmer**: Return the beef to the pot. Add the Worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the beef is tender.
5. **Make the Gravy**: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes to make a roux. Gradually whisk in 2 cups of the cooking liquid from the beef until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
6. **Combine**: Pour the gravy back into the pot with the beef, stirring to combine. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes to let the flavors meld.

### Mashed Potatoes

#### Ingredients:
– 4 large potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold), peeled and cut into chunks
– 1/2 cup milk (more as needed)
– 1/4 cup butter
– Salt and pepper to taste

#### Instructions:
1. **Boil the Potatoes**: Place the potato chunks in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
2. **Drain and Mash**: Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the milk and butter. Mash until smooth, adding more milk as needed to reach your desired consistency.
3. **Season**: Season with salt and pepper to taste.

### Serving
1. **Plate**: Serve the beef and gravy over the mashed potatoes.
2. **Garnish**: Optional garnishes include chopped parsley or chives.

Enjoy your hearty and comforting Beef and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes!

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