Hamburger Steak and Gravy

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker

This easy Hamburger Steak and Gravy recipe is full of flavor and guaranteed to become a new family favorite

If you are searching for a hearty, delicious dinner for you and your family, look no further than this delicious Hamburger Steak and Gravy.

It's easy enough to prepare as a mid-week meal when you don't have much time to cook, but is tasty enough to impress your partner as a date night meal too! 

Salisbury Steak Photo

This dish is very similar to Salisbury Steak, but there are a few slight differences between the two.

Salisbury steak typically makes use of more fillers, such as breadcrumbs, eggs, onions and a range of seasonings - making it somewhat closer to a meatball! It is usually served with potatoes, noodles, rice or even a salad.

How to Make Salisbury Steak Picture

Hamburger Steak, on the other hand,  does not usually contain all of those fillers and is generally composed of just meat, salt and pepper! You can, of course, add whatever seasonings you like to enhance the flavor.

Unlike Salisbury Steak, Hamburger Steak is normally served on a bun. This recipe, however, produces a heartier dinner and is ideal if you are looking for a low-carb dinner option.

The final difference is that the Salisbury Steak recipe originated in the US, whereas the Hamburger Steak originated in Hamburg, Germany! 

How to Make Salisbury Steak Image

This recipe requires you to make your patties from scratch, but don't worry, it is much easier than you think!

Choosing the ground beef for your Hamburger Steak

The type of ground beef you use in your recipe plays a big part in influencing the flavor and texture of the finished dish.

The fattier the ground beef you buy, the more flavor that you can expect. The fat also provides your patties with moisture, which is just what you want in this recipe. It ensures that they are both beautifully tender and bursting with flavor.

Beef chuck, with a 20-25% fat content is typically the best ground beef for this recipe!

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Ingredients Photo

Time saving tip

To get dinner on the table even faster on busy weeknights, why not make up a large batch of patties ahead of time and freeze them? You can easily make several pounds of ground beef into patties for future use, so you'll always have some on hand if you need them in a hurry!


Hamburger Steak and Gravy

    4 Servings


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 large Egg
  • 3 tablespoons Breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 8 ounces Baby Portabello Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Low-Sodium Beef Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme


  1. Create your patties by combining the beef, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Using your hands will allow you to work the meat and ensure all of the ingredients are well combined. Then, divide your patty mixture into four and press down on them to flatten until they are about half an inch thick.
  2. Heat your oil in a skillet and cook the patties until they are golden on each side and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes per side. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, melt your butter and add in the mushrooms and onions; cook them for abut 5 minutes until they are soft. Sprinkle in the flour and mix it into the onions and mushrooms, followed by whisking in the broth, Worcestershire sauce and thyme. 
  4. Bring the gravy mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to a gentle simmer; allow it to simmer for about five minutes until the gravy has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the patties back into the skillet and spoon the sauce over the patties and cook until they have warmed all the way through.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes and peas, or a side salad if you are watching carbs!
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Author: Amber Bracegirdle
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 200
Calories 387

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 55mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".

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