I love a good burger. With this recipe, I have tossed the bun and dressed up the burger to make this savory hamburger steak.
Before I get into the recipe today, I just had to mention that it is Mike’s and my wedding anniversary today. Yep, 35 years ago today we said our I do’s. Not sure how it has been that long, wow! But then when I look at our four kids and see our two grandchildren, I realize it has been a few years. It has been a great ride throughout the years and I hope that there are more to come.
Now on to the recipe… When I was a kid I was never too thrilled to see my mom making hamburgers for a meal. I was not a big fan back in the day. Fast forward to the present and I have to say that I enjoy a great burger. And yes, I really enjoyed this savory hamburger steak.
This time around I decided to change things up a bit. I decided to forget about the bun and I replaced it with a savory gravy. I am not saying the this is a classy way to serve a hamburger, oh well maybe it is a bit classier than your everyday burger.
When serving a savory hamburger steak, mushrooms are definitely a must, well at least in my book. Add some onion, green peppers, and gravy you have the perfect savory hamburger steak.
I served the savory hamburger steak with mashed potatoes and broccoli for an easy but delicious meal.
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cup mushrooms thinly sliced
- 1/2 of a green pepper thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 1/2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups beef broth
- 3 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons of water to thicken the gravy.
In a large skillet heat olive oil and butter. Add the sliced vegetables and cook until tender. Once tender remove from skillet
While vegetables are cooking add the breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until well combined. Form into hamburger steaks.
Once the vegetables are cooked and removed from the skillet add the hamburger steaks. Cook until the steaks are done to your liking. Remove from skillet.
Remove all but 3 tablespoons of drippings from the skillet. Stir in 3 tablespoons of flour. Slowly add the beef broth, whisking as you pour.
Cook until the gravy thickens and is to your liking
Add back the vegetables and hamburger steak. Heat until vegetables and steaks are heated up.
Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables.