Ground beef is affordable and easily chewed, an important consideration for ageing teeth. We've both had teeth break around fillings and 30 year old caps fall off. It takes a month to get in to a dentist to get it fixed so it is a problem that can go on for months. Here I have about 365gm of ground beef that I added 1/4 cup bread crumbs too, fresh chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Form it into 2 patties and fry to a good sear on both sides then put in a 325F oven for 15 minutes.
Potatoes I peeled and boiled up for mashed. Broccoli was steamed, cooled in running water and reheated in olive oil. The gravy was a diced onion caramelized, stick of celery sweated and sliced crimini mushrooms fried to a nice sear. Then a teaspoon of flour was sprinkled over top and the pot tossed to spread the flour and cook off the flour taste. Add 1 teaspoon beef stock powder. Take pot off the burner and added 1/2 cup of milk. Stir that in and add 1/4 cup water, cook that down and if it becomes too thick add a little more water. Add salt and pepper and serve over the meat and potatoes.
The gravy flavour is developed cooking the onion, mushrooms and celery and so that is where to spend the time doing it right. This is an easy and delicious meal that doesn't cost too much. The meat, broccoli and mushrooms were less than $8 for two people.