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

These savory Hamburger Steaks are cooked in a creamy mushroom-filled sauce, and served on a bed of mashed potatoes!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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


  • 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.
4.98 from 34 votes

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

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American
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  1. Wow…this is nothing short of outstanding! The only thing I did differently was I sautéed the onions b4 adding them to the burger. Personal preference. The flavors in this recipe are deep, comforting and mouthwatering. Perfection!5 stars

  2. This looks like a recipe our boys would beg for lol
    We have mammal meat allergies in our home, could the beef items be substituted with turkey or chicken?5 stars

  3. Hi Holly,
    I Have two questions on your “Hamburger Steaks” recipe.
    1. What type of mushrooms would you suggest using? and
    2. What type of store bought breadcrumbs should I use? Plain or seasoned.

    Thank you

  4. I have made this before and my family loves it. We like more gravy. Should I just double the recipe?

  5. I love your recipes and really enjoy these Hamburger Steaks! I have 2 recommendations…Crush flavored croutons, the flavor of choice, instead of bread crumbs, and, use either Campbells Condensed French Onion Soup plus 1 can of water, or, their Beef Consomme with 1 can of water…Either of these flavors will take this recipe over the top! Please try!5 stars

  6. I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love this website! You have soooo many great looking recipes that I don’t know where to begin, but I will be making lots of these recipes! This is my favorite go – to place for your amazing recipes! Thanks!

  7. OMG!!! This put my wife and I in a food coma. Followed the recipe exactly and am very happy. Made mashed potatoes to go with it. Shared with friends and will make this again. I may add a jalapeño just to kick it up some next time. Thank you for this recipe!!!5 stars

  8. Cooked it exactly to the recipe and method and it was great, really great. A really lovely family meal especially as we’re going in to autumn here in Australia :)5 stars

  9. This sounds really good, but when do you add the 1/4 diced onion? Does it get added into the hamburger patties? Thanks a lot!! Have a nice day! :)5 stars