|As you can see, there is a LOT of excess oil. Blot up using paper towels to keep as many of the lovely beef drippings and as little of the oil as possible.|
Hamburger Steaks with Caramelized Beef-Onion Gravy
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
seasoning salt & pepper
1/2 c. flour
Season ground beef with seasoning salt and pepper. Shape into patties. Coat with flour and fry in pre-heated vegetable oil. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil. Reserve drippings for gravy.
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
2-1/2 c. beef broth
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. flour
1/4 t. seasoning salt
1/4 t. pepper
3-4 dashes worcestershire sauce
1 T. ketchup
Add onions to beef drippings and saute until golden and slightly translucent over medium heat. Using paper towels, blot up some of the excess oil. In a separate bowl, mix up the broth, milk, flour, and seasonings with a whisk until smooth and well incorporated. Add gravy mix to caramelized onions, and allow to thicken, stirring frequently. Add a few dashes of worcestershire and ketchup for extra flavoring*. Add in hamburger steaks and allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes. If desired, remove excess onions from gravy using a slotted spoon. Serve steaks with mashed potatoes and plenty of gravy!
*I almost always add Worcestershire and ketchup to my gravies/sauces--a trick my grandma taught my mom, and my mom taught me. It just gives them a little something extra!