Friday, July 26, 2013

Hamburger Steaks with Caramelized Beef-Onion Gravy

I don't post sub-par things on this blog.  I post food that is "tried and true"; food that we like enough to make again and again.  This homestyle dinner is definitely worthy of writing a post about, regardless of how ugly it might look, because it really hits the spot.  Essentially, this is a recipe for fried hamburger steaks, simmered in a beef-onion gravy, and served over mashed potatoes.  Yes, I know--it sounds "onion-y," which isn't always a good thing--but these really are very tasty! As a general rule of thumb, each person usually eats as many burger steaks as they would hamburgers.   Tyler eats 2 hamburgers, so I make him 2 hamburger steaks. Furthermore,  my gravy measurements are more of estimates/suggestions.  Adjust the seasonings and thickness to your personal preferences. If your gravy seems a little thick, whisk in some more broth, and if your gravy seems too thin, whisk in some more flour combined with milk or water.

Roasted Carrots
Drizzle carrots with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Season generously with Salt & Pepper
Bake @ 400 for about 20 minutes
After 20 minutes, toss and season with Dill (or thyme)
Continue roasting for 10-15 minutes

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
Hamburger Steaks:
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
seasoning salt & pepper
1/2 c. flour
vegetable oil
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.

Onion 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!

No comments:

Post a Comment