Hamburger Steaks

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Hamburger Steaks are an easy comfort food! Tender beef patties are simmered in a flavorful onion gravy and served over mashed potatoes or rice!

Add a fresh side salad and some green peas or broccoli to make a complete meal!

Hamburger steaks on a bed of mashed potatoes garnished with parsley

Ground beef is a dinnertime staple around here for quick and easy recipes from taco casserole to our favorite chili recipe! It’s a great way to get dinner on the table quickly!

What is Hamburger Steak?

Very similar to Salisbury Steak, hamburger steak is a savory blend of ground beef, seasonings, and onions cooked in a rich brown gravy.

We love homemade beef patties but you can use pre-made burger patties instead if you prefer.

Ingredients for hamburger steaks in a glass bowl

How to Make Hamburger Steak

  1. Prepare beef patties (you can use frozen in a pinch) and brown the outsides.
  2. Soften onions and mushrooms in butter.
  3. Whisk in flour and beef broth and simmer the patties in the gravy until tender and cooked through.

Left image shows hamburger patties cooking in a cast iron pan and right image shows onions mushrooms and sour cream being cooked in a cast iron pan

Once simmered, serve hamburger steaks and gravy over one of the following:

Got Leftovers?

Fried hamburger steaks make great leftovers! Perfect for a workday lunch on a cold day! For next-day eating, keep leftover hamburger steaks and gravy in a sealable container and the mashed potatoes in a separate one.

Reheat in the microwave, stirring after two minutes. Or place in a skillet and reheat on low.

Hamburger steaks in a cast iron pan

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Hamburger steaks on mashed potatoes with parsley
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Review Recipe

Hamburger Steaks

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American
These savory Hamburger Steaks are cooked in a creamy mushroom-filled sauce, and served on a bed of mashed potatoes!


  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour all- purpose
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups beef broth not low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Beef Patties:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • cup bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

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  • Cut ¼ of the onion into a fine dice. Slice the remaining ¾ into ¼" slices.
  • Combine all patty ingredients along with diced onion, salt and pepper to taste. Form into 6 patties (or 4 larger patties).
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to a medium pan over medium heat. Brown patties 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add butter, sliced onions, garlic and mushrooms to the pan. Mix well and cook 5-6 minutes or until onions start to soften.
  • Add flour and thyme. Gradually stir in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer over low heat stirring occasionally until the gravy thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Add beef patties, cover, and simmer an additional 12-14 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4g, Calories: 398, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 142mg, Sodium: 525mg, Potassium: 931mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 582IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 4mg
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