How to Make Hamburger Steaks

If you are learning how to make hamburger steaks decide what type of ground beef you would prefer to use. Choose between seventy five percent to ninety percent lean ground beef. The seventy five percent will have more fat in it. It will be cheaper to buy but will have more shrinkage. On the other hand extra fat adds extra flavor. The ninety percent lean beef is dryer with no shrinkage. I prefer ground beef around eighty to eighty five percent lean beef. 

Any of this ground beef is usually cheaper than buying steak. I purchase mine at the local country meat market where it is cheaper than anywhere else I can find it. Their hamburger is also fresher with a much better taste. The “grind” of the beef is also important to me. I prefer the larger coarse grind for steak burgers; finely ground beef is not suitable.

When learning how to make hamburger steaks you will find the flavor and texture is everything. What are hamburger steaks vs hamburgers? We already covered two important parts of this question. Hamburgers can be made with more fat content and a finer grind. Hamburger steaks must have higher lean percentage and larger grind which contributes to the flavor and also the texture.

When learning how to make hamburger steaks, flavor is added by extra ingredients and methods of cooking. It can be as simple as adding salt, pepper and onion juice. An egg adds more moistness and a dash of nutmeg gives the flavor a little extra boost. Shape the mixture into round or oval steak burgers. These patties can be broiled, baked or browned on the stove top. However I cook the meat, I love steak burgers with sauces and gravies. 

NOTE: When you learn how to make hamburger steaks, you can serve them on buns but they are also delicious with noodles or mashed potatoes with gravy.

NOTE: When recipes call for canned soup or canned broth, keep in mind when adding additional salt that usually the salt content is already high.


Hamburger Steaks with Brown SauceHamburger Steaks with Brown Sauce
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1/3 Cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Burgundy wine
  • 2 Slices bread (Remove crusts and crumble) 1 Beaten egg
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Brown Sauce

  • 8 Thin slices onion
  • 3 Tablespoons butter Melted)
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Teaspoons beef flavored bouillon granules
  • 2 Cups water
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper

Combine beef and next 6 ingredients in a bowl.

Mix mixture together well; shape into 4 patties.

In large skillet cook patties in hot oil until browned on both sides.

TO MAKE SAUCE sauté onion in butter in skillet until tender.

DISCARD onion; cook butter over low heat until it begins to brown.

Add flour stirring until smooth; cook and stir 1 minute.

Add the bouillon granules; gradually stir in the water.

Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

Stir in the pepper; pour over the steak burgers and simmer 5 to 7 minutes.

Serve with noodles or mashed potatoes; serves 4.


Hamburger Steaks with Tomato GravyHamburger Steaks with Tomato Gravy

Learn how to make hamburger steaks to serve over pasta.

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 2 slices bacon (Not cooked/ dice)
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon minced onion
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper

Tomato Gravy

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 Can (14 ½ Ounces) diced tomatoes (Not drained)
  • 1-2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
  • ½ Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons flour

In bowl combine beef, bacon, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.

Mix and shape into 4 oval patties; brown on both sides in skillet. Over medium heat.

Remove patties to platter and keep warm; drain all but 1 tablespoon of drippings.

Add green pepper and onion to skillet; sauté until tender.

Add tomatoes, bay leaves, sugar, celery, salt and pepper.

Combine flour and water until smooth; stir into the tomato mixture. 

Bring to a boil; stir and cook for 2 minutes; return patties to the gravy.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Uncover and simmer 10 minutes longer; remove bay leaves.

Serve over cooked spaghetti or lasagna; serves 4.


Mock Filet Mignon RecipeMock Filet Mignon Recipe

Learn how to make hamburger steaks like filet mignon.

  • 1 ½ Pounds ground beef
  • 2 Cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 2 Cloves minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • 8 Slices raw bacon

Mushroom Sauce

  • 1 Can cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ cup milk

Preheat oven to 450F degrees.

Combine meat with rice and seasonings.

 Shape into 8 round patties (3/4 Inch thick).

Wrap bacon around each; fasten with toothpicks.

Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 15 minutes.

FOR SAUCE combine soup and milk; heat and stir.

Serve sauce with steaks; serves 6 to 8.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks with mushroom gravy mix.

  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup bread crumbs
  • ½ Cup tomato juice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Envelope mushroom gravy mix
  • 1 Cup water

Combine egg, crumbs, juice and onion; add ground beef.

Mix and shape into oblong patties; brown in oiled skillet.

Remove patties from skillet to platter and keep warm.

Add gravy mix and water to the skillet stirring until smooth

Return patties to the skillet; cover and simmer 10 minutes.

Serves 4.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks under the broiler.

  • 1 Pound ground hamburger
  • ½ Cup milk
  • 1/3 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 2 Teaspoons minced onion
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Softened butter

Combine beef, milk, breadcrumbs, onion, salt and pepper in bowl.

Shape mixture into 4 patties; place on a piece of wax paper.

Invert onto broiler rack removing piece of wax paper.

Spread meat lightly with butter; broil for 10 minutes.

Turn patties over with spatula; spread lightly with butter.

Broil patties for 7 minutes; place tomato slice on top of each.

Return to broiler just to heat tomato; serves 4.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks with Asian flavor.

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Finely chopped onion
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • ½ Teaspoon ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½ Cup bean sprouts
  • 1 Tablespoon teriyaki sauce

Combine ground beef and next 5 ingredients in a bowl.

Blend thoroughly; shape into 4 patties.

Heat butter in large skillet; cook burgers to desired doneness.

Place patties on plate and keep warm.

Sauté mushrooms in skillet until tender; add bean sprouts and teriyaki sauce.

Heat mixture thoroughly; spoon over hamburger steaks to serve.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks the simple way.

  • 1 cup crushed crackers
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 Can cream of mushrooms soup

Combine all ingredients and mix well; shape into 4 patties.

Cover tightly and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350F degrees.

Oil skillet; cook patties until browned on both sides.

Place patties in ovenproof baking dish.

Spoon soup over each patty; bake for 1 hour.

Serves 4.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks with green chilies and herbs.

  • 3 Green onions (Slice green and white parts)
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¾ Teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¼ Teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Can (4 Ounces) chopped green chilies (Drain)
  • 12 Ounces lean ground beef
  • 8 Ounces ground turkey
  • 1/3 Cup ketchup

In large skillet combine green onions, garlic, marjoram and thyme.

Add the cayenne and chilies; cook over medium heat until onions are tender.

Transfer mixture to a medium size bowl; cool to room temperature.

Add ground beef and turkey and mix well; shape into 6 patties (1/2 inch thick).

Place patties in a large skillet; cook about 4-5 minutes on each side until done.

NOTE: If needed add a little oil to skillet to prevent sticking.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks with blue cheese in Microwave.

  • 1 Pound lean ground beef
  • ½ Cup quick cooking oats (Not cooked)
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 2 Ounces blue cheese (Crumbled and Divided)
  • 1 Tablespoon browning and seasoning mix
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Combine in bowl and mix well the beef, oats, egg and onion flakes.

Shape mixture into 8 patties about 4 inches in diameter.

Sprinkle 1 TABLESPOON blue cheese onto 4 patties.

Top each burger with another patty; press edges to seal.

Place patties on a roasting rack in a 12X8 inch microwave dish.

Combine browning mix and water; brush over tops of hamburger steaks.

Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes; turn burgers.

Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes; serves 4.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks with mushroom gravy.

  • 2 Pounds ground hamburger
  • Shortening for browning
  • 1 Envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 Can cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ Can water
  • Flour to coat steak burgers

Form ground beef into 8 patties; coat with flour.

Melt shortening in large skillet over medium heat.

Brown patties on both sides (Takes about 15 to 20 minutes).

Drain off excess grease; sprinkle patties with onion soup mix.

Mix water with can of soup and pour over top; simmer until done.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks on the grill.

  • 2 Pounds ground chuck
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Bottled teriyaki sauce
  • Green onions (Slice diagonally)

Combine and mix beef, salt, pepper, parsley and 2 Tablespoons teriyaki sauce.

Divide and shape into 8 oval steaks (About 1 ¼ inches thick).

Place over hot coals; grill about 8 minutes on each side (3 Inches from heat).

Brush with additional teriyaki sauce; grill 5 minutes longer on each side.

Remove with spatula from grill; serve with green onions.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks using Salisbury steak recipe.

  • 1 Can condensed onion soup
  • 1 ½ Pounds ground beef
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup bread crumbs
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • ¼ Cup ketchup
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ Teaspoon prepared mustard
  • ¼ Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon flour

Mix 1/3 CUP of the soup, crumbs, egg, salt, pepper and ground beef.

Shape into 6 oval patties; brown in skillet on both side.

Remove patties to warm platter; drain fat.

Pour remaining soup into skillet; add ketchup, Worcestershire and mustard.

Blend flour with water; stir into the skillet mixture until smooth.

Add patties back into skillet; cover and cook over low heat 20 minutes.


Learn how to make hamburger steaks in the oven.

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • ½ Cup bread crumbs
  • ½ Cup milk
  • 1 Small onion (Chopped fine)
  • 2 Cups beef broth
  • Salt/ pepper to taste
  • ½ Teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup water

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, milk and onion; mix well.

Shape into 4 patties; brown on both sides in a skillet.

Place patties in shallow baking pan.

Add beef broth to the skillet; heat to a boil stirring bottom.

Season with salt, pepper and Kitchen Bouquet.

Combine flour and water; stir into hot mixture to make gravy.

Pour gravy over steak burgers; cover and bake 1 hour.

Serves 4.


  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Green onions (Green and white parts sliced)
  • ¼ Cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 ½ Pounds ground beef
  • 1 Jar (12 Ounces) beef gravy
  • ½ Cup water
  • 3 Teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • ½ Pounds fresh mushrooms (Sliced)

In a bowl beat egg; stir in onion, crumbs and mustard.

Add beef and mix well; shape into 4 patties (1/2 inch thick).

Place in ungreased skillet; cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

Drain drippings from skillet; leave patties in skillet.

In small bowl combine gravy, water and horseradish.

Add mushrooms stirring to blend; pour over patties

Cook uncovered 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender; serves 4.