These chopped steaks and gravy will have your family and friends begging for seconds.
When you’re craving something warm and savory, there is nothing like gravy over chopped steaks. This meal is a knife & fork classic that is ready to go in a flash.
An Easy Ground Beef Recipe for Busy Weeknights
We all have days where we need to have an easy and delicious meal that doesn't rob us of our entire evening. You've probably got kids' homework to help with, a kitchen to tidy, a deadline to hit, or maybe just a good book that's calling your name.
This Hamburger Steak and Gravy recipe has got your back. It is easy and FAST so you can get a comforting meal, and get on with your evening.
And when everyone inevitably loves it, you'll be thankful that the ingredients are so simple to have around. That way, this hamburger steak and gravy can make frequent re-appearances on the family dinner menu.
Why You Are Going To Love It!
- The prep on the ground beef steak is so fast, and you’ll have dinner ready before you know it!
- The whole family will love these chopped steaks. They’re just good ol' satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs goodness. Meat and potatoes lovers rejoice!
- Gravy! This gravy makes your mouth water and it’s easy to make. Plus who doesn't love making those mashed potatoes swimming pool volcanoes, am I right?
- This is a one skillet meal, meaning less clean up!
Key Ingredients and Substitutions
- Ground Beef Steak - 80 to 90% lean meat is perfect for this smothered hamburger steak and gravy recipe.
- Spices - In this version, I’ve used garlic, onion, salt, black pepper. There is also ground mustard here, but paprika makes a great alternative.
- Beef Broth - The foundation of the gravy. You can also use vegetable or bone broth.
- Soy Sauce - Low sodium works well (since there's other ingredients with salt). Go with Tamari if you are trying to reduce the gluten. Worcestershire is a great substitute for soy sauce if you want a little extra zing.
- Lemon Juice - Adds just a splash of tart acidity.
- Butter - duh.
- Flour - A little helps to thicken the gravy.
How to Make Chopped Steaks and Gravy
- Sear meat - This is so easy to do! Put your Ground Beef Steaks on the hot skillet until browned on both sides. It only takes a few minutes.
- Cook vegetables - The key to cooking your mushrooms and onions is to leave the fat in the pan after searing your chopped steaks. You only need to cook them until they are getting soft. A pro-tip to cooking onions is to watch for them to become translucent—then you know they’re ready.
- Stir in remaining ingredients - Whisking the butter, flour, and beef broth is the secret to keeping your gravy smooth.
- Simmer until cooked - This step blends the flavors together, making everything better. Simmering also finishes cooking your meat in the gravy.
- Serve - This meal will feed 4-5 people.
Tips & FAQs for Making Chopped Steaks and Gravy
- Chopped Steaks and Gravy is perfect over noodles, rice, or potatoes. An alternative is to have it over sourdough or Texas toast as an open face sandwich.
- If you have them, keep any leftover Hamburger Steak and Gravy in the fridge in a covered dish for up to 5 days. You can reheat it in the microwave or on the stove top.
- You don’t need anything other than a bowl and your hands for preparation, but if you love kitchen gadgets, check out this Danish Dough Whisk. It works great for mixing bread dough and ground hamburger. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe!
What To Serve With Chopped Steaks
Nothing is more classic than Creamed Mashed Potatoes as a chopped steak sidekick. Try this family-favorite recipe for great results! For a big crowd you could serve with Easy Cheesy Potatoes or for a smaller serving, try these simple seasoned Air Fryer Potatoes.
These Balsamic Grilled Vegetables make the perfect veggie side for your Chopped Steaks and Gravy because they cook for just 15 minutes in the oven, so you don’t have to babysit them. Alternatively, this sheet pan Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower or and Easy Garden Salad also make good veggie options. Though you can't go wrong with some simple Garlic Green Beans either.
Meals that include gravy demand to be served with bread. After all, how else would you mop up all the leftover gravy, potato, and meat drippings? If you have some Make Ahead Butterhorns handy, or want to make some Easy Drop Biscuits from scratch, either would be perfect. Though for an effortless dinner, any old buttered roll will do, so don't hesitate to just grab the closest bag of Sister Schuberts or King's Hawaiian rolls.
Chopped Steaks and Gravy
For the patties:
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
For the gravy:
- 1 ½ cups beef broth
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
- 1 small yellow onion (sliced into thin rings)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all of the patty ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together with your hands until it is evenly incorporated. Divide the meat into 4-5 patties, ½” thick. Place on a plate or baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes before cooking.
- Meanwhile, combine the beef broth, soy sauce and lemon juice in a measuring cup or bowl and set aside for later.
- Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add your beef patties to the hot skillet. Cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. If you prefer medium and not well done patties, cook for a minute less on each side. Remove the cooked patties to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Leave the fat in the pan.
- Reduce heat to medium low. Add the mushrooms and onions to the beef fat. Cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Remove the onions and mushrooms to the plate with the patties.
- Add butter and flour to the warm pan. Whisk together until melted and smooth. Cook for 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly. Add the beef broth mixture to the flour while whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the patties, onions and mushrooms to the gravy. Cook in the gravy until the patties are warmed through, another 3-4 minutes.
- Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.