Hamburger Steaks

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Easy Hamburger Steaks

I just love a good hamburger steak.  I grew up eating them.  I’m sure we all did.  And sometimes there is just nothing quite like it.  Often times, my mother would wrap a piece of bacon around the edges of each one for even more flavor.

Easy Hamburger Steaks

Keep in mind that when you’re making your patties, that they are going to shrink a bit, so make them big.  You can also make a little indention in the middle of each of them with your thumb to prevent them from puffing up too much and turning into meatballs rather than hamburger steaks.  One time, my wife was making hamburgers for the grill and didn’t quite get them big enough.  They grilled up to look just like meatballs so we always kid her about that.  But she’d be embarrassed if I told you that, so don’t mention it.  🙂


Easy Hamburger Steaks

It’s important to get your pan screaming hot when you put the patties in there.  The trick is to get the dark brown color on them like the picture above.  That’s where all that delicious flavor comes from.  Put them in the skillet and don’t touch them until you flip them.  Serious, hands off!

Easy Hamburger Steaks

Now that’s some deliciousness right there, folks!  We usually served these with mashed potatoes and a vegetable, but they are great served along rice or even french fries – if you want!  🙂  Y’all enjoy!

Easy Hamburger Steaks

Hamburger Steaks
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Serves: 4 servings (or more)
  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can French onion condensed soup - undiluted
  • 1 (.75-ounce) packet brown gravy mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. Crumble the ground beef into a large bowl and sprinkle with the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and ground mustard. Blend well. (I like to use a fork for this. It keeps you from overworking the mixture - which can produce a tough hamburger steak.) Divide the mixture into 4 equal amounts (or more if you want smaller steaks) and form them into patties.
  2. Place a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, place the steaks in the skillet and allow them to cook without touching them for about 4 minutes. Flip them over and cook them for an additional 4 minutes. (You want to get a nice dark brown color on them - that's where the flavor is.) Remove the steaks from the pan and allow them to rest on paper towels.
  3. Drain away all but about 2 tablespoons of the grease from the pan. Put the pan back on the heat and add the sliced onions. Cook until just translucent (about 3 minutes). Add the undiluted onion soup, gravy mix, and water and stir well. Bring to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and stir in the Worcestershire sauce. Add the hamburger steaks back to the pan and cook until they are done to your liking.

Easy Hamburger Steaks

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  1. Yum! That looks sooooo good!

  2. This looks great. I know that my husband will love these burgers, so I’ll definitely be trying them soon. Thanks for the recipe, Stacey.

    By the way, I’m a brand new subscriber, having found your site via Christy at Southern Plate. I’ve already looked around a bit and printed out a few recipes. I’ll be sure to be back for more. Thanks for such a great site! I see some Honey Mustard Barbecue Sticky Chicken in my near future, yay, lol.

  3. Ground mustard… How clever. I am going to try this recipe with ground venison. Beef is outrageous in SW Michigan right now.

  4. Winnie Mom says:

    My husband and I both like hamburger steaks and I do mine pretty much like you do. we enjoy putting the gravy over our homemade french fires or the baked potato. We like almost as much onion as the beef patty. Vidalia onions are coming in now here in south GA so I know what we will be having soon!!

  5. This looks like supper tonight! This is actually one of my favorite meals, hands down, I swear! You just need to add some good old yeast rolls to sop up that delicious brown gravy too! 😉

  6. This sounds good, but Ree Drummond/Pioneer Woman has a better recipe for Salisbury Steaks, check it out on Food

  7. Elizabeth (Liz) says:

    This looks soo good I will be making this for Sunday dinner. Thanks Stacey. God bless.

  8. Thanks Stacey for this reicpe. I never did know how to cook a good hamburger steak, so I stopped trying, but now I know thanks to you. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  9. Thanks Stacey, can’t wait to try some of these great sounding recipes. I used to live in Montgomery, many years ago!

  10. Looks delicious! My mom used to cook hamburger steak when I was younger so I am looking forward to trying this. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  11. These look so good and comforting! Can’t wait to make this one!

  12. This is the recipe for Salisbury Steak. I have been making it for years.

  13. Humm., here is the main dish for supper and then your Strawberry pie for dessert. You have made my day a lot easier. God Bless.

  14. Samantha says:

    Stacey, I finally made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Believe it or not, I’ve never made hamburger steaks before, but I had to try it when I saw your recipe.

    I followed your recipe exactly and it was perfect! I used a large Vidalia onion, by the way, and I served it with mashed potatoes which was just great for that delicious gravy. Thanks so much for a quick, easy, tasty recipe, Stacey. I’ll definitely be making this dinner regularly as we all loved it!

  15. I made this tonite and it was wonderful! My husband really enjoyed it. Definitely will make these again. May try adding some mushrooms, per hubby’s request 😉

  16. Theresa Taylor says:

    Oh my word……love love love your hamburger steaks!! My family did too!! Thankful for your blog….keep the recipes coming!!

  17. Made this recipe tonight. SO DELICIOUS!!! Thank you for posting this fabulous recipe. It is definitely a keeper.

  18. I just made these. They were insanely good. My Daddy made hamburger steak a lot. This brought back some great memories. You were right about putting the steaks in a hot skillet. It really does bring out good flavor. I enjoy reading your blog.

  19. This is so good! Quick and easy, too. It’s going in my monthly rotation for sure .

  20. I have made this several times and my husband requests it regularly. How would I adjust the measurements of ingredients if I was making this for 6 people?

  21. I’ve made this for my husband countless times using the recipe. I tweaked it a bit by upping the amount of seasoning used. He loved it!

  22. Family Cook says:

    I’m always looking for something easy using ground beef, and like you, hamburger steaks are frequently found on our table. I fixed this recipe for supper last night. Everyone really enjoyed it and asked to have it placed in the regular meal rotation (highest compliment). I didn’t have the onion soup on hand (it’s a little on the sweet side for my tastes), so substituted Beefy Mushroom. Thank you for the post!

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