20 March 2013

Hamburger Steak with Gravy

I love it when food can take me back to my childhood!! And I've always loved when we would have hamburger steaks. It was simple and quick for my Mom and we all loved it.
I wanted to try something with a little more taste and thanks to Pinterest, this wonderful recipe popped up!!
Now the gravy is a little different than the one my Mom used to make, but it's great. My Mom used to make a quick gravy by pouring the leftover tea from the teapot into the pan and deglaze. Voila!!
This one has a little more to it and it tastes great.

Hamburger Steak with Gravy
source: Allrecipes.com

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp oil (I use canola)
1 cup thinly sliced onions
2 tbsp flour
1 cup beef broth
1 tbsp cooking sherry (in a pinch I used a scant 1/2 tsp of vanilla)
1/2 tsp seasoned salt

    Mix together the beef, egg, breadcrumbs, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. Make 8 balls and then flatten into patties. I make them pretty thin.
    Heat up the oil in a large skillet or fry pan. Place onions and patties and cook until patties are nicely browned, approx 4 mins per side. Remove the patties and keep them warm. **Now I had to cook the patties in 2 batches, so on the second batch, I added the onions.
    Sprinkle the flour over the onions and drippings in the pan. Stir it all around so that it soaks up the drippings and at the same time you scrape up some of the cooked bits from the bottom of the pan. Gradually stir in the beef broth and sherry. If it needs it, add some seasoned salt. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 5 mins, stirring until thickened.
    Turn heat to low, return patties to pan, cover and simmer for approx 15 mins.

My hubby does not like hamburger steak at all. He has different childhood memories of it (sorry MIL). But, when he tried this, his opinion changed. He loves this!! He craves it and asks for it often. Now my kids still aren't huge fans of gravy, but they love the patties. With ketchup of course.

Happy cooking!


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