Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

October 4, 2017

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

There are some dishes that are the epitome of comfort food: hamburger steak with onions and gravy is one of those.
I grew up eating this meal alongside mashed potatoes, sweet peas, and dinner rolls.
Still today, the smell of onions and gravy reminds me of the good old days when life was easy, wonderful, and almost nothing mattered.

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Anyways, this is the classic recipe for a hamburger steak with no bells or whistles. Even though I love adding new things like carrots and celery and swapping out things occasionally, sometimes you just want a straight up classic. Pure, plain, and simple.

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Just a few easy ingredients brought together to sooth the soul and easily feed a crowd.
Beef, spices, onions, broth, and cornstarch. Maybe a little bit of fresh parsley to give a flavor and color boost. That’s about it, no fluff or complicated methods.

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Tender and delicious hamburger patties melt in your mouth and the brown onion gravy is just out of this world.
This is definitely not the most photogenic dish but please do not judge this by all its brownish appearance. What it lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavor.
A comforting, hearty meal that is sure to please everybody!

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

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Serves 4

1 lb / 453 gr ground beef (I used 93%)
1 egg
4 tablespoons bread crumbs (I used GF bread crumbs)
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion onion powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon sherry (or dry white wine)


In a large bowl mix together ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
Form into 4 balls and flatten into patties. Set aside.
In a bowl mix cornstarch, beef broth, and sherry. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties and onions and fry until the patties are nicely browned, about 4 minutes per side.
Transfer patties to a plate and cover to keep warm.
Add cornstarch mixture to the skillet and simmer over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the gravy thickens.
Turn the heat to low, return the patties to the skillet, and simmer for another 8 to 10 minutes.
Serve sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 303 calories, 16 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbs, and 27 grams of protein.


  1. This definitely has my husband's name all over it.

  2. Definitely putting this on our menu plan for next week. LOVE your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  3. My husband and kids LOVED this! Thank you!

  4. I made this tonight and loved it! Though I didn't have any broth or bullion so I improvised with some beer, soy sauce, and water for the gravy. it was awesome! thank you for this recipe :)

  5. That last photo of the stack of patties, is about as sexy as it gets for hamburger steak lol. Nice recipe and photo ; )

  6. That last photo of the stack of patties, is about as sexy as it gets for hamburger steak lol. Nice recipe and photo ; )

  7. Made this tonight to share with friends. I could not have made anything they would have enjoyed more... they loved it. She said it was the best hamburger steak she ever had and her husband says it beats any he has had at any restaurant. I made the recipe almost exactly by the recipe, except I used 80/20. Thanks for helping me get such rave reviews... made my day.

  8. Making these for dinner tomorrow night. I know we will love them. Thanks for sharing. I will come back and report. Thanks again