Brown Gravy Smothered Hamburger Steak are made with ground beef, seasoned to perfection, and nestled in a delicious and rich brown gravy. It's a quick and easy comfort meal for any day of the week.
This hamburger steak recipe is a family favorite because it is inexpensive, and super simple to put together. We definitely enjoy this meal at least once or twice a month!
Ingredients for beef patties:
To make your hamburger patties you will need a package of ground meat. Such as ground chuck, or you can use ground turkey, or if using a lean ground beef, add ground pork for a bit of fat.
Grab yourself some seasonings, such as seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, and an egg. The egg and breadcrumbs are a binder to keep the salisbury steak together.
How to make the hamburger steak
- First heat olive oil in a large skillet. Then combine your meat mixture in a large bowl using your hands or a spoon.
- Form the ground meat into patties. Poke a little hole in each patty so that they don't shrink up too much
- Fry the salisbury steaks in a cast iron skillet over medium heat until brown on both sides, for about 5 minutes. Remove the ground beef patties from the skillet and set them aside.
- Now make your gravy by adding the butter and flour into the skillet, then adding in the beef stock or beef broth. Whisk this together until it is smooth.
- Nestle the beef patty back into the gravy and allow them to simmer until cooked through.
Different types of gravy
For your gravy you can use pre-packaged gravy mix to make your meal a breeze, or make it by hand. The start of any gravy is to make a roux with butter and flour
To make an onion gravy you will need some butter and flour, sliced onions, beef broth, soy sauce, and seasonings. For a brown gravy you can still use sliced onions, beef stock, soy sauce, and even add a splash of red wine for more flavor.
Mushroom gravy would be delicious as well. You can add sliced mushrooms, sliced onions, and make your gravy with the beef stock roux.
Side dishes for Hamburger Steak
Some delicious side dishes to eat with your hamburger steaks are:
- Red Mashed potatoes
- Sauteed Green beans
- Scalloped potatoes
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Fluffy white rice
- A delicious Salad
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Japanese Hamburger Steak (hambugu) the same as salisbury steak?
Although they are similar, Japanese hamburger steak is made with egg, onions, and panko breadcrumbs. It is then fried until golden brown, and served with gravy over a bed of rice.
What is the difference between hamburger steak and salisbury steak?
Hamburger steaks can be made with almost any kind of ground meat. Including ground pork, ground turkey, or ground chuck. Salisbury steaks are typically prepared with a ground sirloin, which is a very lean ground beef.
What goes good with hamburger steak?
Salisbury steak (or hamburger steaks), are delicious to eat with mash potatoes because or rice because they soak up all the delicious the gravy.
Brown Gravy Smothered Hamburger Steaks are made with ground beef seasoned to perfection and nestled in a delicious and rich brown gravy. The perfect comfort meal for any day of the week.
- 2 pounds Ground beef
- ¼ cup Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Seasoned salt
- 1 tablespoon Garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Onion powder
- 1 tablespoon Black pepper
- 1 cup Bell peppers & onions, diced (see notes)
- 1 cup Bread crumbs
- 1 large Egg
- 2 packs Brown gravy mix, prepared
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet (cast iron skillet works best) over medium to medium-high hear. In a large bowl, add the ground beef and all of the seasoning. Also add the diced peppers and onions, bread crumbs, and egg. Mix the meat with a spoon, or by hand until everything is fully incorporated. Using your hand as, form the mixture into patties, about the size of a donut.
- Poke a tiny hole in the middle of each patty (this helps prevent too much shrinkage), and set them aside on a plate or piece of parchment paper.
- Once all of the patties are formed and the oil is hot, add the hamburger steaks to the skillet. Fry them on each side for about 5 minutes. Cook the steaks in batches so you don’t overcrowd the skillet.
- Remove them from the skillet and set them aside on a clean plate, or parchment paper.
- Using the same skillet, prepare the brown gravy according to package directions. Add an extra cup or two of water, as the sauce will thicken up. Also add the Worcestershire sauce to the gravy and mix well.
- Once the gravy begins to thicken (should be about 5 mins), nestle all of the steaks back into the skillet. Allow this to simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes.
Use the pre-diced, frozen bell pepper and onion mix to cut prep time.
Hamburger steaks will not be fully cooked when frying them first. This is to achieve a nice crust. They will be fully cooked when they’re added back into the gravy at the end.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 46g
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