May 13, 2011

Country Hamburger Steak With Creamy Gravy {Grandmother's Recipe}

In the last three years, I've noticed in the blog world how many ways you can make Hamburger Steak.  This old fashioned American classic dish that is packed with flavor, and doesn't break the bank  

At my house growing up, Mother called it Hamburger Patties With Gravy.  When I came into the Little family, this was one of the first meals I had, and I must say the words Hamburger Steak  With Creamy Gravy had a whole new meaning to me.  My Mother-in-law shaped all the hamburger meat into one large 2-inch high square, and then she would put a layer of salt and pepper on the top and the bottom of the meat.  Then she would cut the steaks in the shape of a little rectangle, and then dredge them in flour, and salt and pepper again.  Her secret to mouthwatering steaks was to layer the seasonings (a woman with a lot of wisdom).  

When I started making   Country Hamburger Steak With Creamy Gravy, I added a few more seasonings than just salt and pepper and made mine into round patties, but there was no changing the gravy.  She would make it from the drippings in the bottom of the skillet with a little flour and milk 

This recipe is simple, but the gravy is what wows me--it just keeps in all that juiciness of the meat.  Hope you have some of this Country Hamburger Steak With Creamy Gravy real soon, because  I know you are going to enjoy it!

Country Hamburger Steak With Creamy Gravy

1 1/2 lbs. hamburger (recommend 85/15)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2-3/4 cup flour
salt and pepper
1/2-1 cup vegetable oil
3-4 tablespoons flour
2-3 cups milk (1/2 whole milk and half and half)
salt and pepper

In a medium bowl mix the hamburger with salt and pepper, coriander, onion powder,  and garlic powder; shape into patties and place on a plate; set aside.  

Heat the oil (1/2 inch) in a large iron skillet over medium heat. Dredge (coat) patties in flour and and salt and pepper; set on a platter.  

Fry in oil until they are nicely browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the beef patties to a plate, and keep warm. Sprinkle flour over the drippings in the skillet. 

Stir in flour with a fork, scraping bits of beef off of the bottom as you stir. Gradually mix in the milk and stir with a whisk. 

Season with salt and pepper (and some of the same seasonings in the meat if you like). 

Simmer and stir over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, until the gravy thickens. 

Turn heat to low, return patties to the gravy, cover, and simmer for another 15 minutes (or serve patties on a platter and pour gravy over steaks).  I have done it both ways and it is equally delicious.

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  1. What a great Hamburger Steak recipe. I like the addition of Coriander in the recipe which is different for me. I will sure give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  2. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

  3. Oh my gosh this looks wonderfully tasty! Thanks for linking up to Savory Sundays!!

  4. This looks SO good- and makes me feel super nostalgic! I'm definitely saving this one! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. YUM! This sounds divine. I saw you over Make Ahead Meals and this recipe is sure to be a hit! Not to mention the simplicity and inexpensiveness (is that a word?) of it.

  6. This looks really delicious! I think we'll have to try this this week!


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  8. Mmmm, that looks good. There is nothing like a simple country gravy. Thanks for linking up with Fat Camp Friday @ Mangoes and Chutney, see you again next time!

  9. This is so delicious! My hubby will love this :) Linking up this awesome post with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  10. Hi Kay,
    Anything with gravy is usually a hit in my house! Yum! Thanks for sharing this on Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

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