Hamburger Steak with Onions & Gravy

Love a good meat and potatoes meal? Introduce your family to these easy hamburger steaks with onions & gravy recipe. This quick cooking classic, also known as Salisbury steak, pairs perfectly with mashed potatoes for an irresistible, filling meal the whole family will love.

I’ve had Hamburger Steaks (aka Salisbury steak) before, but I’d never really liked it.

I thought I just ‘wasn’t a fan’, but then I got to thinking.

I love meatloaf. I love gravy. I should love this. Why don’t I love this??

The short answer? Something was always missing for me…flavor.

I mean let’s face it, ground beef alone isn’t all that exciting. It’s definitely not the most flavorful.

The same can be said for gravy. Gravy takes some finesse, some know-how to prepare and get right.

Combining the two? That could either be a stroke of genius, or the nail in the cook’s coffin.

Talk about a fine line to walk, especially as an amateur!

On a whim, I decided to try my own hand at this classic hamburger dish. Although, it really did still seem like ‘Mission Impossible’.

Was I tempting fate? Should I have just left well enough alone?? After my family’s first bite, we all agreed: mission complete!

Not only were the hamburger ‘steaks’ jam-packed with flavor, but so was the simple gravy.

And where can you go wrong with caramelized onions?! You really can’t. 

Instead of a boring brown gravy from a packet, we still keep it simple but using the hamburger steak drippings for natural flavor infusion.

The tangy onions caramelizing as they cook also really lend a depth of flavor to this delicious gravy.

I am almost tempted to double, sometimes triple, the batch to ensure we have enough to ladle liberally over both the steaks and the potatoes.

It’s so good, you should never have to choose one of the other- that’s for sure.

Take it from me, serve these juicy ‘steaks’ with mashed potatoes. You won’t want to waste a drop of gravy.

I also suggest a hunk of crusty bread on the side for sopping up any remaining juices. It’s either that or lick the plate clean, and we try to keep it classy. 

Need to add a little something healthier to this very filling meat and potatoes meal? Quick & easy, Grandma’s canned green beans are the perfect side dish in a pinch with a fool proof way to doctor up basic canned beans.

Otherwise, our go to veggie sides are canned sweet baby peas or some steamed broccoli florets.

We love almost all veggies, but when it comes to a meat & potatoes kinda heavy meal- I tend to insist on serving it with some sort of green-ish vegetable.

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Hamburger Steaks with Onions & Gravy

Tender juicy hamburger 'steaks' are seasoned and cooked in their own delicious juices with plenty of onions. The caramelized onions and juices are seasoned & stirred together to form an irresistibly delicious brown gravy. Served with mashed potatoes, they're the ultimate comfort food dinner.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 402kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Montreal Steak seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth & 1 tbsp cooking sherry


  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and steak seasoning. Form into 8 balls, and flatten into patties.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the patties and onion in the oil until patties are nicely browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the beef patties to a plate, and keep warm.
  • Sprinkle flour over the onions and drippings in the skillet. Stir in flour with a fork, scraping bits of beef off of the bottom as you stir. Gradually mix in the beef broth and sherry. Season with seasoned salt.
  • Simmer and stir over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, until the gravy thickens. Turn heat to low, return patties to the gravy, cover, and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve the patties on plates with gravy and onions spooned over top. Enjoy!


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1013mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg


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