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Hamburger Steaks With Brown Gravy

Nov 16, 2022
Hamburgers and Gravy

The BEST recipe for Hamburger Steaks made from fresh ground beef with an easy, homemade brown gravy.

   Ingredients :
Hamburger Steaks:

1 pound ground beef

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Brown Gravy:

1/4 cup pan drippings

1/4 cup flour

2 14-oz cans beef broth

Salt & pepper to taste


Make the steaks:

  1. Crumble ground beef in a medium bowl and add salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder; mix by hand until seasoning is evenly distributed taking care not to over-work the meat. Shape ground beef into four thin hamburger steaks (about 1/2 inch thick).
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is good and hot, cook steaks on each side for 4-5 minutes or until nicely seared. Remove steaks to a plate and set aside (do not worry if they are cooked through, they will finish cooking in the gravy).

Make the gravy:

  1. Reduce frying pan temperature to medium. Pour off pan drippings into a cup or bowl, measure 1/4 cup of the drippings then add back to the pan (the hamburgers should yield 1/4 cup of pan drippings but if you’re short, add vegetable oil or butter).
  2. Add flour to pan then whisk to incorporate. Continue cooking and whisking for about 3-5 minutes or until roux is medium brown.
  3. Add beef stock and continue whisking for 2-3 minutes or until gravy starts to thicken a little (gravy will be thin). Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add hamburger steaks to gravy, reduce heat to medium-low then continue cooking, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until meat juices run clear and gravy has reduced and thickened.
  5. Serve with white rice or mashed potatoes.


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