Hamburger Steak

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This easy one-pan hamburger steak recipe is the perfect way to use up that ground beef in the freezer and transform it into a delicious weeknight meal!


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Hamburger Steak

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup finely minced or grated yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, petite diced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14.5 ounce can) beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper


  1. Add 1/4 cup breadcrumbs to a large bowl. Pour 1/4 cup heavy cream over the breadcrumbs and stir to combine well.
  2. Add 1/4 cup grated yellow onion, 3 cloves grated garlic, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1 beaten egg, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, and a few large pinches of salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix thoroughly until the mixture is well combined and has an even texture throughout. The breadcrumb and cream mixture has a tendency to get a bit sticky so break those bits up into smaller pieces so they're well distributed throughout the hamburger steaks.  
  3. Add ground beef and use your hands to mix until just combined. 
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  5. Separate the meat mixture into 6 equal balls. Carefully form each ball into an oval disc.
  6. Add hamburger steaks to the oil in the pan and cook on each side for 6-8 minutes. Set aside.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the pan without wiping it out. Turn heat to medium.
  8. Add 1 petite diced onion along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper.
  9. Cook, stirring frequently for about 6 minutes. Try to gently scrape the yummy brown bits off the bottom of the pan as you stir the onions every minute or so.
  10. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and 2 tablespoons flour over the onions and cook, stirring frequently, for about a minute.
  11. Carefully whisk in about a 1/2 cup of beef broth until it cleans the bottom of the pan. Be sure to scrape all the yummy bits off the bottom of the pan.
  12. Whisk in remaining beef broth, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar. Add a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth and creamy.
  13. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer gently over medium to medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes until it thickens.
  14. Whisk in 2 tablespoons heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper and gently simmer until the gravy thickens to your liking or until it coats the back of a spoon.
  15. Return the hamburger steaks to the pan and simmer them in the sauce for 1 minute or so until warmed through. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve over mashed potatoes!
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  • Add plenty of salt and pepper to the meat mixture and the gravy. The ingredients in this recipe are simple so the salt and pepper are going to go a long way in boosting the overall flavor of the dish.
  • To avoid overmixing the meat, it's important to thoroughly combine all the other ingredients before adding the ground beef. This will allow you to minimally mix the ground beef with the other ingredients.
  • Add more oil if needed while you're sauteeing the hamburger steaks. You want to have a thin layer of oil so that the steaks get a nice sear on them.
  • Turn the heat down a bit if the steaks seem like they're cooking too quickly. You want them to cook through in the center while getting a nice crust on the outside.