Hamburger steaks with mushroom and onion gravy are a wonderful comfort food that the whole family will love having for dinner! My easy hamburger patty recipe and savory brown mushroom gravy made from scratch combine to make a hearty meal that is perfect for any day of the week!
In a large to medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika). Mix until just combined (do not over-mix).
1 lb ground beef, 1 large egg, ¼ cup breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon each, salt & pepper, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon paprika
Portion out the hamburger steaks into 8, 2-inch balls, then flatten them into patties.
Heat a large skillet, cast iron skillet, or frying pan to medium with the olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering place the portioned patties into your skillet (cook in batches, if needed).
1 tablespoon olive oil
Fry your hamburger steak patties until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked patties to a plate or tray, cover with a square of aluminum foil, and set aside. *Drain the grease if needed before sauteing the onions and mushrooms.
Mushroom Onion Gravy
Add the sliced mushrooms and onions into your skillet and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for an additional 30 seconds then deglaze your pan with the cooking sherry wine.
1 cup white onion, 1 cup white mushrooms, 2 tablespoon dry sherry, 1 tablespoon garlic
Let the sherry simmer while you scrape the pan bottom to make sure that any fried bits are loosened, then add your beef broth and stir to combine. Whisk in the cornstarch slurry until well combined.
2 cups beef broth, 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Bring the gravy to a simmer then reduce heat. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes then place the browned hamburger steaks into the gravy and simmer on low. Cover and let the hamburger steaks cook in the gravy for 10-15 minutes before serving.