Budget Hamburger Steaks Recipe: A Hall of Fame Ground Beef Recipe by Donna John

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5 months ago

Budget Hamburger Steaks Recipe: A Hall of Fame Ground Beef Recipe

Hamburger steaks are the ultimate comfort food. When you're short on time, this easy hamburger steak recipe is quicker to make than packing up the car and heading to your local diner.

With the prices of meat skyrocketing, ground beef is still relatively inexpensive and can be stretched for large families. Serve this easy ground beef recipe with mashed potatoes.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 can French onion soup
  • 1 packet lower-sodium brown gravy mix (I use McCormick)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Here's how you make it:

  1. Combine the ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl. Gently mix until just combined. Shape into four to five, depending on size, loosely packed patties.
  2. Add a little olive oil to a skillet and heat. Add patties and cook until browned on one side. Flip them over and continue to cook until they're almost done. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add the onions and mushrooms, if using, to the skillet and cook until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in the French onion soup, gravy mix, water and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Put the meat patties back on top. Spoon the sauce over them and continue to cook until meat is cooked through.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles.

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Donna John
Making this for dinner tonight. Need a little comfort food this week.
Donna John
Yes! This is one of my husband's favorites. So easy, too. Maroon Deek Arrest Milford CT
Heather Holter
We call it Salisbury steak and it's pretty close to this recipe except I put bread crumbs and egg in mine so they don't fall apart.
Donna John
Yes, I've heard this type of recipe called salisbury steak, too. I will have to research the differences. I put breadcrumbs in my meatloaf, but not these. They stay together and have more of a steak feel. Would love if you would share your Salisbury steak recipe here! Heather Holter
Heather Holter
I can't because it's Betty Crocker's recipe. Lol I grew up making Betty Crocker recipes because that's what my mom made. I still make them using a good old fashioned cookbook. Here's the link tho. I serve with mashed potatoes and corn.
Dear Mrs. John, the Mrs and I love almost all of your recipes. We were looking for an easy chicken and dumpling recipe. We ran across this one and immediately started to salivate. She's starting it now. Anyhow, can you send link for a chicken and dumpling recipe using biscuits(we have alot) with a thick sauce.
Thank you so much.....Groovedog and The Mrs.
Donna John
Hey there! My husband and I love this hamburger steak recipe. Let me know how ya'll like it! Snap a photo and show us the end result! My favorite chicken and dumpling recipe uses tortilla. But I will definitely do some research and get a recipe published soon for you with biscuits. food: Grandma's Chicken & Dumplings Recipe: The Easiest & Best Chicken & Dumplings Recipe Ever
Donna John
Yum! Looks delicious!
Bill Heleine
Made this yesterday and had enough for leftovers today! This is DELICIOUS!! Only thing I did different was I thickened the sauce a little.
Donna John
So glad you enjoyed it! We love this recipe.

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