Tasty hamburger “steaks” smothered in gravy and onions. Serve with hot rice or potatoes for an easy-to-make dinner classic. It’s a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef and you probably have all the ingredients on hand!
This homemade hamburger steak recipe, complete with onions and a rich gravy, is comfort food at its best.
How to Make Hamburger Steak
You’ll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let’s go over the basics:
What Is Hamburger Steak?
A hamburger steak is a seasoned ground beef patty that is pan-fried on the stove. The dish has German origins and is traditionally served with onions and gravy.
How to Cook Hamburger Steak
Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this homemade hamburger steak recipe:
- Make the patties.
- Pan-fry the patties and onion.
- Make the gravy.
- Return the patties and onion to the pan.
- Cover and simmer until the beef is cooked through.
What to Serve With Hamburger Steak
These comforting hamburger steaks pair perfectly with mashed potatoes. They also work well with buttered egg noodles. If you’d like a little color on your plate, try serving the meal with one of our top-rated side salads.
How to Store Hamburger Steak
Store the leftover hamburger steaks (and the onions and gravy) in an airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.
Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise
“Absolutely delicious,” raves one Allrecipes community member. “Simple, flavorful and filling. Enjoyed this recipe with some grilled asparagus and mashed garlic grilled potatoes.”
“This recipe was COMFORT FOOD,” according to another community member. “My family loved it! Serve with potatoes, the gravy is amazing with it! Keeping this one for sure.”
“I love this recipe,” says Stephanie. “So delicious,I keep coming back! Seasoned salt is something I usually don’t have on hand and I rarely use, so I used a cayenne and paprika combination instead.”
- 1 pound ground beef
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup thinly sliced onion
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon cooking sherry
- ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper together in a large bowl until combined. Form into 8 balls and flatten into patties.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties and onion; fry until patties are nicely browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer beef patties to a plate, and keep warm.
Sprinkle flour over onions and drippings in the skillet. Stir in flour with a fork, scraping bits of beef off of the bottom of the skillet as you stir. Gradually mix in beef broth and sherry. Season with seasoned salt. Simmer and stir over medium-low heat until gravy thickens, about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to low, return patties to the gravy, cover, and simmer until cooked through, about 15 minutes.