Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hamburger Steaks with Creamy Onion Gravy

Hamburger Steaks with Creamy Onion Gravy.  I'll give you a minute to think about that.  Hamburger Steaks.  With Creamy. Onion. Gravy.  If this recipe doesn't sound American to you, I'm not sure what will.  I was a little worried that this recipe would taste flat to both my husband and I because we are used to eating so internationally, but we both LOVED it.  So, so good!

I didn't take pictures of it because it was late, I was hungry and I wanted to eat.  I'm planning on taking more pictures for this blog in the future!

I used this recipe I found on Pinterest.  Love Pinterest.  I promise I won't talk about Pinterest in every single post.  Seriously though, that website is pure genius.

Here's my adapted recipe:

Hamburger Steaks with Creamy Onion Gravy
1 to 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1/2 onion, grated
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1 t seasoned salt (I used Lawry's)
1/2 t garlic powder
Fresh ground black pepper
~1/4 c flour for dredging
~3 T canola oil
2 medium onions, halved and sliced
1 c beef broth
1 c water
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c flour for gravy

Heat oil over medium high in large cast iron skillet (of course you can use a regular stainless skillet, but don't use nonstick because you can't get it hot enough).  Mix ground beef, grated onion, cayenne, seasoned salt, garlic powder and black pepper gently.  Form into 4 oval shaped thick patties.  Dredge each patty lightly in flour, then brown very well in pan.  Remove from pan and set aside.

Remove excess grease from pan leaving a little for the onions.  Reduce heat to medium and add the sliced onions.  Cook until lightly caramelized.  Meanwhile, whisk together beef broth, water, 1/4 c flour, and pepper to combine.  Pour into the skillet and stir constantly for a few minutes until it begins to thicken.

Return the hamburger steaks to the pan, turn to coat, and reduce heat to very low and simmer, covered for 20 minutes.  If you want the sauce thicker after 20 minutes, remove the hamburger steaks and turn the heat up to medium to thicken for a few minutes.

I served these with mashed potatoes and buttered peas.  Delicious!

1 comment:

  1. I have this added to the grocery list. I'm excited that it's so basic that all I need to get is ground beef! I'm for sure doing mashed potatoes, too. I gotta check out the Trader Joe's minted peas one of these days.