Hamburger Steak with Country Gravy- tender, seasoned ground beef patties are pan-fried and covered with a creamy, country gravy. Such a hearty and economical meal. Cooks up in under 20 minutes.
Serve with mashed potatoes or rice and green peas and you have a plate of pure comfort food. It’s a blue-plate special at home. This southern meal will get rave reviews.
You’ll start with 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef and add 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of ketchup to ensure the finished steak is tender and moist. For seasoning there’s Worcestershire sauce, seaosned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Form 6 patties and pan fry in a tablespoon of oil for 4 to 5 minutes per side. You’ll use the grease in the pan to make a quick and easy country gravy by adding a little butter and flour and then whisking in 3 cups of milk. Season with a little salt and pepper plus garlic powder and onion powder and it’s ready to be served.
This weeknight dinner can be made even quicker if you premix the ground beef mixture ahead of time.
If the gravy is too thick, add a little more milk.
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the ground beef mixture or the gravy to spice this dish up some.
More Economical Beef Dinners:
Hamburger Steak with Country Gravy
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Shape into 6 patties.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. When hot add the ground beef patties.
- Cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Turn heat down to medium if they are browning too quickly.Remove from pan and set aside.
- You want about 2 tablespoons of grease in the pan. If you have more than that, pour the extra off. If you have less than 2 tablespoons, you'll use an extra tablespoon of butter to make up for it.
- Add the butter to the skillet and melt it over medium heat.
- Add the flour. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
- Gradually whisk in the milk . Bring to a simmer and add the garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper to taste.Simmer 2 to 3 minutes to thicken. Spoon gravy over hamburger steak to serve.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.