This hamburger steak recipe is seasoned ground beef patties simmered in a savory mushroom sauce. A comfort food classic that makes for the perfect easy dinner option!
If there’s hamburger on the menu, I know my family will come running to the table. My kids especially enjoy ground beef stroganoff, hamburger soup, beef noodle casserole and these simple yet satisfying hamburger steaks.
Whenever I find myself with a package of ground beef in the fridge and no plans on what to make for dinner, I turn to hamburger steak. This hearty meal can be whipped up in no time at all, and it’s always a hit with both adults and kids alike.
How do you make hamburger steak?
The first step in this recipe is to prepare the beef patties. In a bowl combine ground beef, bread crumbs, minced onion, an egg and seasonings. Shape that meat into patties and cook the patties in a pan until browned. When the patties are done, remove them and make the gravy. The gravy starts with cooking mushrooms and onions in a pan. Cook a little garlic in the pan and then add flour. Cook the flour while whisking it and add beef broth. Simmer and stir the sauce until it thickens and becomes smooth. Add some Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce and the gravy is done. Place the meat in the gravy so the patties can absorb the flavor, then serve and enjoy.
Tips for the best hamburger steaks
- I use 90% lean ground beef. It has plenty of flavor but is not overly greasy. You can also use ground turkey if you prefer.
- I like the rich, earthy flavor of cremini mushrooms in this dish, but white button mushrooms or any variety of wild mushrooms would also work nicely.
- The hamburger steak mixture can be mixed together up to 8 hours in advance.
- The leftovers of this dish can be stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or frozen for up to 2 months.
Hamburger Patty variations
While these steaks are a classic rendition of this recipe, you can add other ingredients to customize the flavors to your taste.
- Cheese: Try adding 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar, mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese to the beef mixture.
- Veggies: You can add 1/3 cup of grated zucchini or carrots to the beef mixture for a boost of added nutrition. You can also add other vegetables to the gravy such as bell peppers.
- Bacon: Add a sprinkle of cooked, crumbled bacon over the finished dish for an added savory and smoky flavor.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN MUSHROOMS?
The best way to clean cremini mushrooms is to use a damp paper towel to gently rub any dirt off of each mushroom. Make sure not to rub off the skin of the mushrooms. You can also rinse your mushrooms in a colander, but only give them a quick rinse; do not soak them in water.
This recipe makes hot and delicious hamburger steaks smothered in savory gravy. Why buy an expensive steak when you can make your own tender beef patties that the whole family will love?
More ground beef recipes to try
Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy
For the steaks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/4 pounds ground beef I use 90% lean
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons onion finely minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the gravy
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms I used cremini
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
For the steaks
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan over high heat.
- Combine the rest of the steak ingredients in a large bowl; stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Shape the meat into 4 equal sized oval shaped patties.
- Cook the meat for 4-5 minutes per side or until browned. Remove the steaks from the pan and cover with foil to keep warm.
For the gravy
- Melt the butter in the pan. Add the mushrooms and onions; season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the mushrooms and onions for 5-6 minutes or until tender and browned. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the flour to the pan. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Slowly add the beef broth; whisk until smooth. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce.
- Add the hamburger steak back to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Cook for another 5-7 minutes or until warmed through. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.
Yum, have some mushrooms I need to use up. Absolutely hit the spot.
Made this last night for supper, only leaving out the egg (because I’m allergic.) Served with mashed potatoes and green beans. Hubby said it reminded him of his momma’s cooking (and that’s a compliment!)
I didn’t get to make the patty part of your recipe but the gravy was so good! My mom was making patties and asked if I could make a gravy so I did a quick Google and tried your recipe. This recipe was so good! I got the thumbs up from my parents and they told me I needed to keep the recipe for good. I’ll be going through your other recipes tonight. Thank you so much!!
Love this recipe! It’s so flavorful and easy to make. I will serve this dish often.
Added mozerella cheese. Browned burger on grill pan then smothered in the gravy over rice. It was great!!!
Made this last night. My husband and I really enjoyed it!
Oh my gosh this is so good! The gravy is delicious! Made it tonight for Father’s Day with a side of okra and tomatoes. Would love to have potatoes but trying to keep it low carb 🤣
We love this recipe. Tonight I made meatballs instead of burgers. Served with the gravy over mashed potatoes with a side of peas. So good!
MeatBalls good idea!
The burgers and gravy were sooo yummy!
We loved them!
I added shredded carrots like you suggested, and no one guessed the burgers were made with 96% beef! WOW!
And that is a great accomplishment and success on your part!
Big thanks for creating and sharing this recipe! It made for happy eating! 😊
Delicious! I make your recipe in a slow cooker and serve the patties on buns with melted cheese. It’s a very sloppy burger and they disappear fast! Thanks for sharing!
This was absolutely fantastic! I haven’t made a bad recipe yet from this site.
Made recipe exactly as written other than only having one pound of ground beef. It came out perfectly and was a hit with husband and toddler. Served with mashed potatoes and broccoli but could easily be made low-carb friendly.
Thanks for a yummy recipe!
This was amazing! Everyone in our family enjoyed it! Thank you!
I don’t eat red meat so I made this recipe with Impossible burger patties and I subbed chicken broth for the beef broth. I used a combo of white and baby bella mushrooms, and it turned out SO GOOD! I don’t really like to cook; simplicity is my friend, and this recipe was SUPER simple and truly delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I’ll definitely be making it again!