An all-time classic and easy-to-make this Hamburger Steak with Onions and Brown Gravy Recipe is sure to get rave reviews from your family. It also cooks quickly in one pan on the stovetop for busy weeknight meals.
HAMBURGER STEAK WITH ONIONS AND BROWN GRAVY RECIPE
After trying this for the first time, Lincoln exclaimed, “This tastes like a hamburger!”
I couldn’t help but giggle. He loves a grilled hamburger if he helps make it. The gravy on this Hamburger Steak was almost more than he could handle, but he did eat most of it. We struggle with his eating, but he is getting better.
One of my all-time favorite entrees, especially when I was young, was a Hamburger Steak. As I got older and my tastes developed more I started making a Hamburger Steak with Onions and Brown Gravy Recipe. I remember going to a local restaurant that was known for its high-quality steaks. I got a hamburger steak. Everyone at my party gave me strange looks. But the gravy! You can’t get good brown gravy with a grilled ribeye!
Nowadays, I don’t order something at a restaurant that I make at home. And when it’s economical to make, when it’s quick to make and when the whole family eats it, I’ll be making it at home that’s for sure!
ARE HAMBURGER STEAK AND SALISBURY STEAK THE SAME THING?
They are very similar. However, Salisbury steak contains more fillers such as breadcrumbs, minced onions, and eggs. Typically, hamburger steak contains just hamburger meat and spices.
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS AMAZING RECIPE
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- Ground beef
- Garlic salt
- Ground pepper
- Beef broth
- Butter, if needed
HOW DO I MAKE HAMBURGER STEAK?
The beauty of hamburger steak is it’s super quick and easy to make!
- Combine the beef, garlic salt, and pepper.
- Divide the meat into equal portions.
- Heat a skillet to medium-high. Place the hamburger steak in the skillet. Do not cover the pan.
- Cook for 6 minutes. Flip and cook another 5 to 6 minutes.
- Check for doneness.
- Remove the steaks from the pan.
- Add the garlic and cook.
- Then, add the flour and cook.
- Next, add the liquid to the hot pan. It will sizzle. Scrap the bits off the bottom of the pan.
- Reduce the heat to low and cook until thick.
- Add the hamburger steaks back into the pan. Spoon gravy and onions over the steaks.
- Simmer a few minutes then serve and enjoy!
WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH HAMBURGER STEAK?
- Mashed potatoes
- Creamy Parmesan noodles
- Mac n Cheese, no roux no flour
- Glazed Carrots
- 8 Cheese mac and cheese
- Green Beans
- Pimento Cheese Stuffed Potatoes
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I updated this post from an earlier version dated January 31, 2014. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Brown Gravy Recipe
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- 1 and ½ pound hamburger meat
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup onions thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 and ½ cups beef broth
- 1 to 2 tablespoons butter if needed
- Combine ground beef, garlic salt and pepper.
- Divide meat into 6 even portions and form into steaks
- In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat 6 minutes per side.
- Remove the hamburger steaks from the pan. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter if there isn't much fat in the pan. Once the butter melts add the onions and cook for about 10 minutes until the onions begin to soften.
- Leave the onions in the pan and add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
- Add the flour, whisk and cook 2 minutes.
- Gradually add Worcestershire and broth; whisk until smooth.
- Reduce the temperature to low and reduce it to half. This will take about 15 minutes.
- Add patties back into the pan, spoon the gravy and onions over the steaks, and heat through.
- Serve immediately.
Very good. Really simple. Most ingredients most families already have on hand. Definately will make it again !!
True comfort food, reminds me of a meal my mum used to make us growing up so brought back all those yummy cozy memories 🙂
Mandy Applegate says
The onion gravy on the hamburger steak elevated this to another level and my family loved it – I’ve already been asked to make it again!
GRETA TALAS says
I love this steak! Reminds me of my mom’s Steak! Thanks for the recipe!
I’m not the best cook, but the hubby wanted hamburger steaks. This was SO EASY and turned out perfectly. He said it was the best thing I’ve ever made. Thank you!!
This is my kind of comfort food! So easy and delish and that gravy! Oh my!
Susan Rigdon says
We had this dish for dinner today, and it was delicious! The only change I made was that, because my burgers were frozen, I cooked them on my indoor grill. Then, I scraped all the drippings into the frying pan, and went from there. I added a pinch of Montreal Seasoning, too. I also served it with rice; real comfort food! Yum!
Would have preferred the cook time listed as 20 minutes be updated to reflect the actual cook time as described in the narrative.
It’s supposed to calculate that automatically. I corrected it.
Do you use all purpose or self rising flour?
Stacey C says
We had this tonight with mashed potatoes and a side of peas. The only change I made to the recipe was increasing the amount of garlic. So good. I’ll be making it again.
Marcie V. says
I used a beef base concentrate with 2 1/2 cups water. Turned out extremely flavorful and delicious! Didn’t want hamburgers, and thought I’d try something I never cooked before. Put a patty over sticky rice, and topped with the gravy and some scallions. Very close to loco moco (Hawaiian dish), without the fried egg. Will definitely make this again.
Make sure to drain most of the grease after you’ve sautéed your onion and garlic and before adding in the flour. Yum!
Tried this tonight. I didn’t have any Worcestershire left, so I mixed A1 into the meat. Turned out great 🙂
My SO and I loved it!
This was amazing. Brown gravy was originally thin, package is thicker, just add more flour if you want. But the flavor was perfect. I don’t measure anything though.
I tried this recepie tonight and I guess I am doing something wrong because it was not flavorful at all! I usually add a little Montreal steak seasoning to my beef before I cook it, but left it out this time to see if my husband might like it better. I followed to a “T” and my gravy was very thin and tasted like water!
Can I cook them in the oven as there will be more then 6 maybe 12 ?
I prefer pan cooked to get that ‘crust’ on the outside
We had this tonight. It is Delicious !!! Thanks for the recipe . We so enjoyed !! 😀
It was Amazing !! Everything about it was good. Had a few fries with it. Delicious !! ! Keeper for sure !! 😄
Thank you for sharing your recipe! Tried it and everyone loved it!!! I will definitely make it again.
Tami G says
This looks amazing. I want to ask a question. What brand of beef broth do you use? I have tried several and I notice a whang taste when I use beef broth. Have you ever noticed it?
I like Swanson organic beef broth or Better than Bouillon beef flavor. I’m really trying to use organic now when I can, but the beef bouillon is so convenient and easy to keep.
Made this last night for dinner. It was very good, loved the gravy and next time will double that. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
I am looking for a recipe for hamburger patties in a crockpot. Would this recipe work in a crockpot and can you put the hamburger steak on a bun?
Hi Paula, This hamburger steak and gravy looks delicious. I’ve recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, can I use corn starch in place of the flour for the gravy?
are they supposed to be pink in the middle????
Light pink is okay. I cook them until they light pink to gray. I usually cut into one to test. If your patties were thick it may take longer to cook.
Do I add the flour to the fat? How much grease should there be
I’m curious about this too! Do I drain some of the fat?
Thank you for this recipe! Made it for tonight’s dinner and it was delicious!
This recipe is so delicious! I make it about once a week and everyone loves it. So simple and so good. Great way to make something simple like ground beef taste amazing. Sometimes I also add sliced mushrooms at the same time as the onions.
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Brown Gravy Recipe – how much portion all in this for two people not 6 poprtions.. just curious and thanks!!! this looks mad delicious and want to try this ASAP
For 6 people each person will get about a 1/4 pound slice. For 2 people you may want to half the recipe, you’ll still have leftovers. Or, you could use 1/2 pound of meat and keep the other ingredients the same, I say you can never have too much sauce. 1/4 pound is a generous portion.
i cook this all the time. i grew up eating it, im from the south, so we are familiar with this recipe. I wanted to thank you for posting it, sure many people have not had the pleasure of eating this wonderful dish.I often times, will also add mushrooms along with the onions. I am actually cooking this dish tonight, with white rice, buttermilk biscuits…and some field peas with whole okra pods on top! i often times, will add a little bit of whole milk, to my gravy..it just does something to it! hope you continue to cook this. Enjoy all your dishes!
Can I come over tonight? 🙂 That all sounds so good. I lov this with mushrooms, my husband isn’t a mushroom fan so I oftentimes leave them out for him. I always make cornbread with it, but biscuits sound good. Biscuits go with anything, right? Thank you for stopping by!
I made your Hamburger Steak with Onions and Brown Gravy Recipe and it turned out great!! I did not change a thing. My father and boyfriend both loved it. Even my 4 year old ate every bit of his. 🙂
Diane Roark says
Your hamburger steak look really delicioius! You do a wonderful job with your pictures.
Peter @Feed Your Soul Too says
Paula, looks so comforting. the lighting on the pic is great too.
The gravy looks incredible on this hamburger steak Paula, I can see why this was your favorite dish growing up! Sounds so flavorful – my hubby would go nuts for this too! Thanks for sharing and Happy Friday 🙂
Thanks, Kelly, have a great weekend too!