Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 8 reviews

Beef Main Dishes One Pan Recipes

Cook time Cook time: 20 minutes

Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy is an easy recipe made with seasoned ground beef simmered in a rich and creamy mushroom sauce. Ready in under 30 minutes, this is the ultimate classic comfort food. 

I love making quick and flavorful beef dinner recipes. Some of my all-time favorite ones are Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Instant Pot Mongolian Beef, and Teriyaki Beef and Broccoli.

Hamburger Steak and Gravy Recipe

This Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy recipe has been around well over 50 years. It a truly a classic dish where ground beef is seasoned and shaped into patties, then quickly pan-fried. The patties are then simmered in a flavorful onion and mushroom sauce, making them extremely tender and flavorful. 

If you ask me, this is the ultimate comfort food that is also inexpensive. If you are a beef lover, this is a MUST TRY recipe. On top of that, it will take you less than 30 minutes from start to finish. It is bursting with flavors, and the meat is perfectly juicy and tender. 

You can serve it as is or over some mashed potatoes, or some steamed broccoli. I guarantee you that this delicious meal will be a hit with your whole family. Kids and adults just love it. Also, this recipe can be easily doubled and stored for days to come.

What is Hamburger Steak?

It is a simple dish made with ground beef, seasoning, and onions. The meat is shaped into patties then cooked and simmered into a rich brown gravy. It is traditionally served over mashed potatoes, noodles, or brown rice

How to make Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy?

  1. Prepare the patties: In a bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, seasoning, and mix together. Next, shape into uniformly shaped patties. 
  2. Cook the steaks: In a skillet add some olive oil, and heat it up over medium-high heat. Next, add the patties and cook them for about 4 minutes on each side, or until the meat is ready. Once the juices run clear it is ready. Remove the steaks from the pan and cover with foil to keep warm. Also, ensure not to overcook the steak, as this will make the meat dry. 
  3. Make the sauce: In a skillet, over medium heat, melt some butter. Then, add chopped mushrooms and onion, and sear for 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add some freshly minced garlic. Then, add the flour to the skillet, and cook for about 1 minute, while constantly stirring. Add the beef broth, and bring to simmer, while continuously whisking the gravy. Lastly, add the Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce to the mix and stir. 
  4. Add back the steak patties to the pan: Once the sauce is ready, add the hamburger patties back to the skillet, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Serve: Garnish with some freshly chopped parsley, and serve warm over mashed potatoes or rice.

Hamburger Steak Recipe Variations:

This dish can easily be adjusted and modified based on your own preferences. Some great variations and substitutions are:

  • Bacon: If you are a bacon lover, feel free to add some chopped bacon on top. 
  • Mix in other veggies: You can easily add other veggies or greens. For example, chopped bell pepper, spinach, carrots, etc can be easily added to the sauce. 
  • Add Cheese: Try adding your favorite shredded cheese to the gravy. This will make it richer, creamier, and more flavorful. Also, feel free to add sliced cheese on top of the patties during the last minute of cooking. 
  • Swap the meat: I tend to use 85 to 90% lean ground beef. However, you can easily make them with various meats, such as ground turkey, chicken, pork, or lamb. Also, you can mix them together. 

Best mushrooms to use for Hamburger Steak and gravy?

Cremini or shiitake mushrooms work really well in this dish. However, use anything you like or have on hand. For example, portobello, king oyster, Maitake, or Enoki mushrooms are also flavorful and perfect to use here.

How to clean mushrooms?

The keys to great-tasting mushrooms is to buy them fresh and clean using a damp paper towel. Use a damp paper towel or a soft mushroom brush, and gently rub any dirt off of each mushroom. Ensure not to press too hard to avoid peeling off the skin. 

Also, remember not to soak them because they absorb water, and when cooked, they will not brown properly. 

What should I serve with Hamburger Steak and Gravy?

The classic way to serve this comfort dish is over creamy mashed potatoes, white rice, or brown rice

I also like serving this dish with veggies on the side, like Brussel Sprouts, roasted asparagus, rainbow veggies, brown sugar roasted carrots.

How to store Hamburger Steaks?

To refrigerate: If you have leftovers, use an airtight container, and refrigerate them for up to 3 days. 

To freeze: Want to make a larger batch and freeze for later? Then, I would recommend freezing the patties in a tightly sealed freezer bag for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, just thaw them out overnight in the fridge.

More comfort beef recipes:

Recipe Tips:

  • You can mix other ground meats to make the patties, such as pork, turkey, or lamb. 
  • To make it spicier, add some chopped jalapenos during the cooking process, or some crushed red pepper flakes. 
  • Also, it is very important to get your pan hot when you put the meat in there. Otherwise, the patties might stick to the pan, and instead of getting that nice brown color, you will end up with plain-looking meat.
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5 from 8 reviews

Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy is an easy recipe made with seasoned ground beef simmered in a rich and creamy mushroom sauce. Ready in under 30 minutes, this is the ultimate classic comfort food. 

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 5 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 mins


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Nutrition information

Calories: 608 Carbohydrates: 17 Protein: 29 Fat: 47 Saturated Fat: 14 Cholesterol: 129 Sodium: 1018 Potassium: 672 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 5 Vitamin A: 828 Vitamin C: 4 Calcium: 73 Iron: 4
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Well, now I'm starving. I'm going to whip this up and put it over a bed of rice. OM nom nom.


Amber Myers

This is a meal I know everyone in my family would like. I will have to try this out for dinner. It looks so delicious.


Brandy Ellen Writes

I've never been a huge mushroom fan, however, when it's used like this as a gravy on meat? I've always enjoyed the flavor. I will have to give this hamburg steak with mushroom gravy a try! I can't wait to see if hubs likes it too.



As a vegetarian I could still see myself making the mushroom gravy with vegetable broth instead. It sounds good.


Terri A Steffes

This looks delicious and reminds me of home. My sister has perfected this dish and your recipe and hers are similar!



My mom used to make something similar growing up. Looking forward to giving this a try.


Nikki Wayne

This recipe seems a lot creamier than my favorite fast food steak with gravy. Your pic makes me crave for it right now. 😖😋


Chef Dennis

This Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy is making me super hungry that I could hear my tummy growl.


Kita Bryant

This is such a hearty and thick meal. I would really love to try this out.


Jennifer Van Haitsma

My mom used to make something like this when I was growing up and it was amazing! I love anything with mushrooms in it.



Oh my, this reminds me of that famous restaurant in my home country that makes such delicious hamburger steak. I'm def going to try your recipe.



This looks really good. I've never actually done steak with gravy before. I need to give this a try. I'm sure it is going to be amazing.


monica y

this looks delicious and something my family would enjoy eating. need to make them this soon



I never thought of hamburger as steak, but the way you make it is is. Yum, yum.



Looks so tasty! I will definitely be trying this dish soon, thank you!



Hamburger steak mushroom gravy looks yum. Love to try it.



This sounds like a great combination of flavors, and such a hearty dish. We love mushrooms and this would be neat to try.


Loren W Scalf

Catalina I've made this for years. Gonna try the bbq and ketchup Right now. Wife be home in 1 hr.


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