Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Hamburger Steak with Onions & Gravy


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Hamburger Steak with Onions & Gravy

An old fashioned Hamburger Steak topped with cooked onion's and smothered in a homemade gravy.   
 
Growing up Hamburger Steak with Gravy was one of my favorite meals and also one of the first recipes my mother taught me to cook. Simple country cookin' and old fashioned comfort food has always been a favorite of mine. You know all those recipes that your mom and grandmother use to cook that immediately remind you of home. Goodness,  there's nothing better in my book!  

What I love most about this hamburger steak recipe is that it calls for basic ingredients that you probably have on hand right now in your pantry. That was the one thing I loved about my mothers cooking how, she could take simple ingredients and cheap cuts of meat and turn them into delicious dinner meals. 

Most anytime we stop at a diner, beef tips or hamburger steak and gravy is usually what I order. It never does compare to my mother's recipe and the gravy is always different, so making it at home is always so much better. 

Traditionally hamburger steak and gravy is smothered with onions and served with mashed potatoes or rice, but I have served it over noodles as well. Pair with a cooked vegetable, fresh sliced garden tomatoes and biscuit bread to complete your meal. If you're looking for a simple dish to dress up ground beef this is definitely the recipe for you! Let's get started.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Form into 6 balls and flatten into patties. Using your finger, make a hole in the middle of each of the patties (to prevent shrinkage) and then dust the patties with flour. 

Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Once it's nice and hot, add the patties and cook on each side until brown and seared on each side. 

Push the patties to the side while they cook and add the sliced onion. Cook the onions until golden and translucent. Remove patties and onions to a plate, reserving a bit of the grease and bits of cooked meat. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons flour and mix using a whisk making sure to scrape up all the cooked bits. Add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, stirring together until blended. 

Return the patties and the cooked onions back to the skillet. cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the patties are cooked through and the gravy thickens up a bit. 

Serve with mashed potatoes or rice. These delicious refrigerator pickles made with garden fresh vegetables is also wonderful served along side. 



Hamburger Steaks & Gravy 
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1 1/2 pounds ground beef or chuck

1/4 - teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 - teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 - cup flour 
1 - large onion, sliced 
1 - 16 ounce can beef broth
2 - teaspoons Worcestershire sauce or to taste 
additional 1 1/2 tablespoon flour for gravy 

In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Don't over mix or the meat will be tough.

Form into 6 balls and flatten into a patties. Using your finger, make a hole in the middle of each of the patties (this prevents shrinkage) and then dust the patties with flour on both sides. 


Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Get the skillet nice and hot, add the patties and cook on each side until brown and seared. 


Push the patties to the side while they cook and add the sliced onion. Cook the onions until lightly golden and translucent. 

Remove patties and cooked onions to a plate, reserving  a bit of the grease and cooked bits of meat.  

Add 1 1/2 tablespoons flour and mix using a whisk making sure to scrape up all the cooked bits. Add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, stirring (using whisk) together until blended. 

Return the patties and the onions back to the skillet, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the patties are cooked through and the gravy thickens up a bit.

Serve with mashed potatoes or rice. 

servings 4-6


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11 comments:

Alison Rost said... #

Hamburger steak reminds me of small town cafes. It isn't something I typically make at home, but whenever we're on a road trip and stop at a diner, it's alway the thing my husband orders. Extra gravy and mashed potatoes on the side! (But no gravy on the mashed potatoes, it can be touching, but not on top) One day I think I'll surprise him and make your recipe. Guaranteed he'll be in heaven. x

LisaLisa said... #

Good lord this looks so delicious, sure I'll take a plate...lol! I am not a hamburger gal, but I will definitely try out this recipe. I know my family would love this meal...thanks for sharing!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said... #

I had never had a hamburger steak until I married my husband. He apparently had them all the time growing up. His mother made them frequently, but mine never did. I am still not a big fan, but we will go to a local cafe whenever he is craving one!

Censie Sawyer said... #

This recipe totally reminds me of visiting my grandma. This is a great grandma dinner recipe for sure and one that I totally forgot about. I know both of my kids would love this for dinner so I need to introduce it to them! Yum!

Aileen Adalid said... #

Wow, this looks so heavenly! My sister and I love hamburger steaks — more so if they're homecooked so this is a joy to see a recipe like this that we can replicate at home. I will surely be sharing this with her. Thank you!

Alyssa Collazo said... #

This recipe sounds incredible and I bet my husband would love it! He's obsessed with a good hamburger steak, as am I! I am definitely going to give your recipe a try. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Favre said... #

This is THE perfect summer recipe. I can just imagine eating this outside, overlooking my backyard and enjoying the summer weather. Now you've got my mouth watering!!

Tami Q said... #

Okay, now I'm hungry! This is actually something we eat on a regular basis. It is quite tasty and everyone at the table enjoys it.

Seeking Neverland said... #

This recipe looks like the perfect thing for my keto diet. At least for the basis. My boyfriend would definitely appreciate this. Thanks for sharing. Saving for later!

Anonymous said... #

This dish sounded DELICIOUS, and also somewhatlike "Salisbury Steak", .... yet a little bit different.
I lightened it up by using 'lean ground sirloin'. I also used 'lower sodium' liquids, and it was still incredible! I served it over (lightly) buttered egg noodles....to which I added some grated Parmesan cheese and finely chopped Italian parsley.
I wish that people who have NOT made a recipe would STOP writing (and wasting our time) to read: "Sounds Good", "I Plan To Make It", and several other brainless comments. I bet you 10 to 1, they'll never make it!




Cookie said... #

Ground sirloin = ground beef. It's all good.