Simple hamburger gravy on the nights you’re in a rush. Put over mashed potatoes and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. Goes well with salads, vegetables or breads.
hamburger gravy Ingredients
- 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (80/20 to 85/15)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
- 2 cans (10 1/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 teaspoon gravy browning sauce (such as Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet)
hamburger gravy recipe
- Preheat the oven 350 F.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, celery, green pepper, onion, garlic salt, ground pepper, eggs, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Form the ground beef mixture into patties (about 6 to 6 1/2 ounces each) and then dust them with flour.
- Arrange the hamburger steaks in a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan.
- Pour the condensed soup in a saucepan and add browning sauce, if desired. Mix well and heat until it begins to simmer.
- Pour mushroom soup over the steaks. Bake about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the beef is thoroughly cooked.
According to the USDA, the minimum safe temperature for ground beef is 160 F (ground poultry is 165 F).
Tips and Variations
- Mushroom Gravy: In a medium saucepan, saute 4 to 6 ounces of sliced mushrooms about 2 tablespoons of butter until golden brown. Add the cream of mushroom soup and gravy browning sauce, if using. Heat and serve over the baked hamburger steaks.
- Ground beef loses roughly 25 percent of its weight—fat, and moisture—when cooked. Each 6 1/2-ounce raw patty should yield a 5-ounce cooked patty.
* Feel free to add in grated onions to the beef mixture and well as saute some mushrooms with the onions.