This is the recipe you want to make when you want pure comfort food. This hamburger steak is savory, hearty, and the exact type of cozy meal you’ll want to make over and over again.

hamburger steak with gravy over a pile of mashed potatoes sitting on a black plate. The plate is on top of a wooden board with parsley in the background.

why you’ll love this easy hamburger steak recipe

This recipe is full on comfort food. Making hamburger steak does not have to be a complicated, drawn-out process.

I’ll show you how to make this savory, hearty dish that will have everyone asking for seconds.

This recipe is so good, that even people who typically don’t like onions gobble this up. You never have to worry about having too many leftovers with this one!

what is hamburger steak

Hamburger steak is a dish made from ground beef that is formed into patties and cooked. It is similar to a hamburger patty but is often seasoned differently and served as a standalone dish rather than in a bun.

ingredients for hamburger steak with onions and gravy

Steak

  • olive oil
  • butter
  • ground beef
  • onion
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper

Gravy

  • sliced onion
  • butter
  • beef stock (you could also use beef broth)
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • cold water
  • corn starch
ingredients to make hamburger steak with gravy

how to make hamburger steak

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until fully combined.
  2. Form the mix into 4 individual patties. Season each side with salt and pepper.
  3. Place them in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the olive oil and butter to a skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Remove the patties from the refrigerator and add them to the skillet.
  6. Sear the patties for 3 minutes on each side.
  7. Remove them from the skillet and set them aside.
  8. Turn the heat down to medium heat and begin making the gravy.
  9. Add the butter to the skillet. Once it’s melted, add in the onions.
  10. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions have softened.
  11. Add in the beef stock, onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
  12. Stir until everything is combined. Be sure to scrape all the little bits from the bottom.
  13. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the cold water to make a slurry.
  14. Add the slurry to the gravy, whisking to combine.
  15. Add the steaks back to the skillet and cover them with the gravy.
  16. Turn the heat down to a low simmer and cover it with a lid.
  17. Let them finish cooking through, about 10-12 minutes.
  18. Once they’re done, serve over mashed potatoes and enjoy!
seasoned hamburger patties on a plate
sauteed onions in a skillet
brown gravy in a skillet

Top Tip

Don’t leave the steak in the skillet to sear for too long. You don’t want to overcook them.

how to store and reheat hamburger steak

Once it has cooled completely, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When it comes time to reheat it, I recommend doing so in the oven or in a skillet. If you place it in a skillet, put a lid over it and heat it over low heat until it’s heated through.

You can reheat it in the microwave, but you do run the potential of overcooking it and it becoming tough.

hamburger steak with gravy over a pile of mashed potatoes sitting on a black plate. The plate is on top of a wooden board with parsley in the background.

faqs about hamburger steak with creamy onion gravy

What is the difference between hamburger steak and salisbury steak?

Hamburger steak and Salisbury steak are both ground beef patties, but there are a few differences. The biggest difference is that most often, Salisbury steak includes egg and breadcrumbs with a more meatloaf like texture, but hamburger steak is more focused on seasonings.

Do you put egg in hamburger steak?

No, you do not put egg in hamburger steak.

Can you freeze cooked hamburger steak?

Cooked hamburger steak freezes really well. Once it has cooled completely, it can be frozen for up to 6 months if stored properly.

Is hamburger steak just a hamburger patty?

Hamburger steak is a type of hamburger patty. It’s often combined with more seasonings and onion, then cooked in a gravy.

What holds a hamburger steak together?

Hamburger steak is held together by the moisture and seasonings in the ground beef. It does not typically have eggs or breadcrumbs.

what goes with hamburger steak

I personally think that hamburger steak and mashed potatoes are a total classic comfort food combination. It goes really well with so many things though!

other ground beef recipes you might like

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Hamburger Steaks and Gravy

By: sweetlysplendid.com
5 from 1 vote
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
This is the recipe you want to make when you want pure comfort food. This hamburger steak is savory, hearty, and the exact type of cozy meal you'll want to make over and over again.

Ingredients 

Steak

Gravy

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until fully combined.
  • Form the mix into 4 individual patties. Season each side with salt and pepper.
  • Place them in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Remove the patties from the refrigerator and add them to the skillet.
  • Sear the patties for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove them from the skillet and set them aside.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and begin making the gravy.
  • Add the butter to the skillet. Once it’s melted, add in the onions.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions have softened.
  • Add in the beef stock, onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Stir until everything is combined. Be sure to scrape all the little bits from the bottom.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the cold water to make a slurry.
  • Add the slurry to the gravy, whisking to combine.
  • Add the steaks back to the skillet and cover them with the gravy.
  • Turn the heat down to a low simmer and cover it with a lid.
  • Let them finish cooking through, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Once they’re done, serve over mashed potatoes and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Don’t leave the steak in the skillet to sear for too long. You don’t want to overcook them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1steak, Calories: 489kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 17g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 103mg, Sodium: 425mg, Potassium: 654mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 268IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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