My husband loves beef. Maybe it has to do with the fact that he’s a cattle rancher and was raised by cattle ranchers, or maybe it’s just a man thing. Whatever the reason, he loves a good steak or burger. Stands to reason that he would love this hamburger steak. And he does. We all do. I’ve been making it for years and it always hits the spot! Seasoned hamburger steak, smothered in caramelized onion brown gravy, and served over mashed potatoes… it’s country cooking at its finest. ~Erin
- 2 large yellow onions
- 1 T. light butter (I use Land O’ Lakes Light)
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 1 lb. 93% lean ground beef
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1 T. dehydrated onion flakes
- 1 tsp. dry ground mustard
- 1 tsp. Wyler’s beef granules (or one crushed beef bouillon cube)
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 T. ketchup
- ½ tsp. seasoned salt
- ¼ c. Progresso garlic & herb seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 (0.87 oz.) package reduced sodium brown gravy mix (I like McCormick brand.)
- 2 T. dry Lipton Onion Soup & Dip Mix
- 2 cups water
- Thinly slice the onions (I use my mandolin slicer).
- In a medium sized skillet, melt 1 T. light butter over low heat and add onions; stir them to coat them with the butter.
- Cook the onions over low heat for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramelized. You can let them cook while you prepare the rest of the recipe, just don’t forget to stir them once in a while. (If you are making mashed potatoes, now is a good time to start those boiling too.) If the onions start to look too dry, give them a quick spray with the olive oil cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together ground beef, pepper, onion flakes, dry mustard, beef granules, Worcestershire, ketchup, seasoned salt, and seasoned breadcrumbs, until incorporated. Do not overmix.
- Divide into 4 patties. If you’d like to be precise, mine were exactly 4.6 ounces each.
- Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray and cook the patties over medium heat on each side until brown and cooked through; set aside.
- Clean any residual oil from the pan with a paper towel.
- Add the dry gravy packet and 2 T. onion soup mix; whisk in water.
- Bring the gravy to a boil over medium-high heat, then immediately reduce heat to low.
- Add the caramelized onions and the hamburger patties to the gravy; simmer for 3-5 minutes until gravy is thickened and the meat is heated through.
- Serve over mashed potatoes.
WW Freestyle Info.: This recipe makes 4 servings. One hamburger steak patty with half a cup of onion gravy is 8 points.