Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy

Need a quick dinner for your small family? This one is perfect! How about an easy dinner for your not so small family? Double the recipe and it’s just as perfect.

Hamburger steaks are another one of those recipes that remind me of home. It’s not a Louisiana/Cajun recipe per say, but a well-loved one in my family.

My mom would make these often while working late evenings in her hair salon that is conveniently attached to our house. And my dad would order a hamburger steak po-boy with cheese every time we visited our swamp town’s only restaurant – TRUDY’S!

Have y’all heard about po-boys? If not you should head here.

If you have a meat and potatoes significant other or child at home, this will quickly be one of their favorites. Good for you, because it’s easy peasy and delicious!

Serve these hamburger steaks with Mr. Bou’s favorite – instant butter mashed potatoes and canned peas for a complete meal! (This man is simple, let me tell ya)

Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy 

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (93%)
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon A1 steak sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tony’s
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of water + 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  1. Chop yellow onion into long, thin slices
  2. Mix beef, breadcrumbs, A1, egg, Tony’s, minced garlic, and onion powder in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Form 4 patties out of hamburger mixture (I use this cute egg thing, picture below)
  4. In a hot skillet sprayed lightly with nonstick spray, add in the patties.
  5. Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until browned on bottom
  6. Flip patties, lower heat to medium and cook for another 7-8 minutes or until you can no longer see pink. Do not cut into the patties!
  7. Remove hamburgers from skillet and then add onion to the pan. Cook down on medium-low for 5 minutes. Add in beef bouillon and 1 cup of water and cook down for another 5 minutes, breaking up bouillon
  8. Add hamburgers back into the skillet
  9. Turn fire to low, completely cover skillet and cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Once time is up, remove patties from skillet, leaving the onions and beef broth.
  11. In a separate cup, mix 1/4 cup of water with cornstarch, make sure to mix well!
  12. Pour into the skillet and increase fire to medium. Boil for a few minutes until the gravy has thickened a bit.
  13. Add patties back into the skillet, coat with gravy, cover skillet completely and let sit on low for another 5 minutes.
  14. Serve with mashed potatoes and peas or asparagus!

Note: if you want – you can add 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch instead for a thicker gravy

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