Hamburger steaks with onion gravy

Hamburger steaks with onion gravy is a hearty and comforting dish, perfect for a satisfying dinner. Here’s a recipe that combines juicy hamburger steaks with a rich and flavorful onion gravy:

Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy Recipe


For the Hamburger Steaks:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (preferably 80/20 mix for juiciness)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for frying)

For the Onion Gravy:

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Hamburger Steaks:
    • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
    • Mix the ingredients until well combined but do not overmix as this can make the patties tough.
    • Shape the mixture into 4-6 oval patties, depending on desired size.
  2. Cook the Hamburger Steaks:
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    • Add the patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until a nice crust forms and they are cooked through. Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Make the Onion Gravy:
    • In the same skillet, add butter and additional olive oil.
    • Add the sliced onions and cook over medium heat until they are caramelized and golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
    • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
    • Sprinkle flour over the onions and stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
    • Gradually add the beef broth and soy sauce, stirring constantly. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow it to thicken into a gravy, about 5 minutes.
    • Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  4. Serve:
    • Return the hamburger steaks to the skillet with the onion gravy. Spoon some gravy over the steaks.
    • Simmer for a couple more minutes just to heat the steaks through.
    • Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.

Tips for Perfection:

  • For the juiciest hamburger steaks, avoid pressing down on the patties while cooking as this can squeeze out the juices.
  • Caramelizing the onions properly is key to a flavorful gravy; take your time to ensure they are nicely browned.
  • If the gravy is too thick, add a little more beef broth to reach your desired consistency.

This dish pairs wonderfully with mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, or a crisp salad. Enjoy your delicious homemade hamburger steaks with onion gravy!

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