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Hamburger Steaks & Gravy

Tonight I cooked my husband’s favorite. I debated on whether I should write about such an easy meal. As I was pondering, I remembered that years ago, I didn’t have a clue on how to fix Hamburger Steaks. It would have been nice to have a guide to show me how to make them edible. I’ve learned little things that make the process easier and the result better.

The first thing I learned is if you want the best flavor possible, you have to start with ground chuck. Any ground meat will work, but the fat is where the flavor is when it comes to meat. I use salt, black pepper, and seasoned salt to season the meat. Then chop, really fine, onions and bell pepper. Mix this in with the meat until well-blended. Add a little flour to the mixture and stir well. I use a hamburger press to make my patties. Use waxed paper between the meat and the press so that it doesn’t stick.

When I cook Hamburger Steaks, I use my five-quart, Dutch oven. This way, I can make a gravy with the juice from the burgers. Start by putting just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pot. Turn the fire to high and allow the oil to get hot. Carefully place one or two patties in the oil. Fry for about two minutes per side, then turn the fire to medium. Cook until the juices run clear, usually about ten minutes.

cooking burger

When the Hamburger Steaks are finished cooking, there will be a dark crust remaining on the bottom of the pot. I add onions and seasoning mix to the pot, turn the fire to high, and close the lid. When I see steam escaping from the pot, I shut down the fire and let it sit for five minutes.

GRAVY

The crust can now be scraped easily from the pot. Add water to the pot and let simmer for approximately five minutes. To thicken my gravy, I make a mixture of flour and water. In a measuring cup, I put two parts flour to one part water… adding the water a little at a time and stirring. When the mixture is pasty, I smash the lumps of flour between the side of the cup and the back of the spoon. When the lumps are gone, add water.

gravy flour

Now, with the fire on high, pour a little flour mixture at a time into the gravy. Make sure to stir well the whole time. Do this until the gravy looks the desired consistency. Depending on the amount of gravy, all of the flour mixture may not be needed. At this point, I season with salt and pepper and use my hand blender to smooth the gravy.

So easy, but so good! Served with mashed potatoes and corn and my husband is happy!!

plated hburger

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: (what I used)

Hamburger Steaks

  • 2-3 lbs Ground Chuck
  • Salt, Black Pepper, and Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup Bell Pepper, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • Vegetable Oil

Gravy

  • 1/2 bag frozen Onions
  • 1/2 bag frozen Seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cups Water

  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

12 thoughts on “Hamburger Steaks & Gravy

        1. Sure thing!! I am (was) a church girl for 15 years. I was on the worship team and I absolutely loved it! Then some things happened and I left. I tried to go back but there are certain people that are very judgmental and I feel very uncomfortable when I’m there. I want to try a different church but I’m not sure what to do, you know?

          1. That is awesome!! I understand that. What church is it that you were going to? I know churches in every denomination can be judgmental which makes it hard to find a good one.

          2. Southern Baptist, I am a convert from Catholic. You are right about the judgmental part! But I love the pastor who really speaks the truth! I just find it hard to tune out the negative stuff. Ya know?!

          3. Nice! 🙂 Yeah it is very unfortunate. Are there different services? Maybe the crowd would be different during an early or late service. I’ve heard it is that way at my church, we always go to late service.

          4. You could try to level with the people there and tell them you feel a little judged and just see how it goes. I’ve been told I come off judgmental, but I never mean to be and 9/10 there is a misunderstanding. I know confrontation like that can be awkward though.

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