Chicken Fried Hamburger with White Gravy is an inexpensive ground beef recipe that’s pure comfort food. Serve over mashed potatoes for a delicious southern meal.
Ground beef patties are dipped in buttermilk and dredged in a flour/cornmeal mixture seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.
The patties only need about 3 to 4 minutes to fry per side.
A cast iron skillet is best for frying because it retains heat so well.
After the hamburger steaks are cooked, use a third a cup of the oil, plus the browned bits to make a milk gravy.
Chicken Fried Hamburger Steak is very similar to Chicken Fried Steak made with cubed steak. The batter forms a nice, flavorful coating around the hamburger patty.
Serve with mashed potatoes and peas or green beans for a complete southern meal.
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Chicken Fried Hamburger with White Gravy
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup yellow or white cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Chicken Fried Hamburger
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients for dredge in a shallow dish and mix well.
- Mix the 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into ground beef. Divide ground beef into 8 equal pieces and flatten into 1/2-inch thick patties.
- Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl.
- Dredge patties in dredge mixture, dip in buttermilk, and then dredge a second time, making sure they are coated well.
- Pour 1/2-inch of oil in a deep cast iron skillet (or another type of skillet). Heat oil to 350 degrees.
- Fry 4 pieces at a time, cooking for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
- Repeat with remaining 4 patties. If desired you can keep the first 4 warm in a 200 degree oven.
- To make gravy, pour excess oil out of the pan, leaving 1/3 cup of oil and the browned bits in the pan.
- Add flour and place over medium heat. Whisk for 1 minute.Whisk in milk, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook until thick and bubbly. If you want the gravy thinner, add a little more milk.
Recipe adapted from Taste of the South
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