Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy

Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy

Juicy hamburger steaks smothered in a rich and savory onion gravy, perfect for a comforting dinner.


Ingredients

For the Hamburger Steaks:

  • 1 lb (450g) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (for frying)

For the Onion Gravy:

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional, for extra richness)

Instructions

Preparing the Hamburger Steaks:

  1. Mix the Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Mix until well combined.
  2. Form the Patties: Divide the mixture into 4-6 equal portions and shape them into oval or round patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Cook the Patties: Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the hamburger steaks and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are browned and cooked through. Remove the steaks from the skillet and set them aside on a plate.

Making the Onion Gravy:

  1. Sauté the Onions: In the same skillet, add the sliced onions. Sauté over medium heat until the onions are caramelized and golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  2. Make the Gravy Base: Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir well to coat. Cook for 1-2 minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
  3. Add the Liquids: Gradually add the beef broth and water, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Add the Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce.
  4. Simmer the Gravy: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer until the gravy thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Season the Gravy: Taste the gravy and season with salt and pepper as needed. If desired, stir in a tablespoon of butter for extra richness.

Combining and Serving:

  1. Add the Steaks to the Gravy: Return the cooked hamburger steaks to the skillet, nestling them into the onion gravy. Spoon some gravy over the top of the steaks.
  2. Simmer Together: Let the steaks simmer in the gravy for an additional 5 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  3. Serve: Serve the hamburger steaks hot, smothered in onion gravy. Pair with mashed potatoes, rice, or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Enjoy your comforting and delicious Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy!

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