An easy to make classic, pan fried patties made from ground beef, smothered in a delicious onion gravy, and served with mashed potatoes.
Apparently, ground beef (mince to the Aussies and Kiwis) is also called “hamburger” in some parts of the US. Kind of like where in some parts of the US, they call all carbonated beverages “coke” regardless of flavour. Weird. Although we all speak the same language, I am often tickled by regional differences and sayings. A lovely friend of mine says “y’all” a lot, and I smile every time. I love her (Hi Leigha!). A recent conversation about “what to make with ground beef” sparked a suggestion of “hamburger steak with gravy”. Apparently it’s a Southern thing which means my husband is guaranteed to love it. Sounds interesting, right? (all: RIGHT!) You want to see a recipe for this, right? (all: RIGHT!) Well okay. Since you asked and all...I decided to make it, based on the description of “ground beef, made into patties, and served with a gravy” and some basic instructions. so, really, I just took it and ran with it. It’s actually pretty similar to something my dad makes, so I’m pleased to be making it here! I served this with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables So, Southerners… how’d I do?
"Hamburger" Steaks with Onion Gravy
- 1 lb ground beef aka mince/hamburger
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1-2 cloves garlic minced
- Seasoned salt/pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbs flour approximately
- Vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion sliced thinly
- 2 Tbs flour
- 2 cup beef stock or broth
- salt/pepper to taste
Mix together the beef, egg, breadcrumbs, seasonings and worcestershire sauce. Add extra breadcrumbs if it needs it to bind well.
Form patties (you should get 6) and flatten as thin as you'd like (thinner cooks quicker), and dip very lightly in flour.
Heat the oil in a skillet, and cook the patties until browned (not necessarily cooked all the way through). Remove to a plate.
Add the sliced onions to the skillet, and cook until translucent.
Add the flour to the onions, and mix, then blend in the beef broth, scraping the pan to get all the brown bits off the bottom. Cook (stirring) over low-ish heat until thickened.
Test for seasoning, and add salt/pepper if necessary.
Add the patties back to the pan with the gravy, and simmer until cooked through (maybe about 5 -10 minutes, depending on thickness of the patties)