Out of budgetary necessity and owing to my marriage to the King of Carnivores, my family eats a whole lot of red meat. I try to keep it to only a couple of times a week, but it's so darn cheap that sometimes we eat it more often than that. I know-- the health issues, but I only buy the leanest of cuts and buy hormone-free. And it's still cheaper than chicken or fish. Anyway, this recipe for Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy is absolutely delicious. It's not fancy and the photos of it won't end up on foodgawker.com, but it's cheap, easy, and completely satisfying. One of my favorite dishes and there is never any leftovers.
You will need:
1.5 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 or 2 onions, sliced (I ended up only using one large onion)
for the gravy :
1.5 cups beef broth
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
Form into 8-10 balls and flatten into patties.
Heat the oil in a large skillet (I used electric) over medium heat. Add the onions and patties. My electric skillet is kind of small, so I was only able to fit 7 of my 9 patties in at one time.
Cook for 4 minutes on each side.
Now remove just the patties from the skillet and place them on a plate under foil to keep warm.
Sprinkle the flour over the onions and use a fork or whisk to stir it around. You want to get up all those tasty bits that are on the bottom of the pan.
Now add the beef broth and seasoned salt. (Go easy on the salt at first. You many need to add more, but better to add than have it be too salty.)
Simmer and stir over medium-low heat until the gravy thickens. About 2 minutes.
Turn the heat to low and return the patties to the gravy.
Cover the skillet and cook for 15 minutes. About halfway through the time I turn over the patties, but you can omit that step if you like.
I'm not much of a red meat fan, but I loooove this dish! So tasty. It is also a nice break from meatloaf and hamburgers. I have not tried this recipe with ground turkey, but I bet it would be fabulous. The addition of green pepper and even broccoli (that's for you jellybeans) would also be delicious. And the gravy is killer on mashed potatoes.
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