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Servings: 3

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 16

Preparation Time: 0 Minutes

Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

Ready In: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Thyme Leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried Thyme Leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 pound lean Ground Beef
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil (or Canola Oil)
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 3 large Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt (or salt to taste)

Instructions

  1. For the Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes
  3. Poke holes in the potatoes with a two prong cooking fork
  4. Cover all sides of the potatoes with olive oil
  5. Sprinkle the kosher salt over all sides of the potatoes
  6. Place the potatoes on a rack with a cookie sheet under it
  7. Bake them uncovered in a preheated oven for about an hour or until done
  8. While the potatoes are baking, make the thyme ground beef and gravy
  9. For the Thyme Ground Beef and Gravy: Heat a pan on medium heat and add the ground beef, onion powder, pepper, garlic powder, and salt
  10. Stir the spices in with the ground beef
  11. Then remove the leaves from the sprigs of thyme
  12. If the leaves are small, no need to chop them
  13. But if the leaves are on the larger side, then chop the thyme
  14. Add the thyme in with the ground beef
  15. Next, add 2 cups of beef broth and stir.In a small bowl, add the flour and 4 ½ to 5 tablespoons of the beef broth or water, so that the consistency is just a bit thinner than ketchup
  16. Slowly add the flour mixture a little at a time to the ground beef mixture, and continuously stir as you’re adding it
  17. Then add the butter and stir.Let simmer and continue to stir until the gravy thickens up just a bit (about 5 to 7 minutes)
  18. Give it a quick taste and add more salt of you like
  19. Once the potatoes are done, brush off some of the excess salt, make a slice on top of the potato, and fluff up the inside with a fork.Spoon the thyme ground beef and gravy over the top of the potato and serve with a small dinner salad or all by itself.

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