Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
I hadn't felt like eating this in so long that I began poking around randomly here and around for a recipe that "got me". So many versions and my indecisive self:) After two nights of toast and jelly because time got away from me, I came up with this Frankenstein's monster of everything I had looked through. I gave suggestions for other options for the crumb part since I tend never to have exactly what any recipe calls for. Ketchup or some tomato product shouldn't be enough to overwhelm the strong beef gravy flavor so add by the tspful until you feel it's OK. I'm a no mushrooms girl but add 'em if you like 'em. I am not using cream of soups any more than absolutely necessary (cream of celery, I'm looking at you!) so if you want to make this a cream style gravy I strongly encourage you to throw some butter, flour, milk, salt and pepper in a pot and make your own white/cream sauce. Didn't reinvent the wheel but I did enjoy how this turned out.
- 1 -1 1⁄2 lb ground beef (I used very lean)
- 1⁄2 cup crumbs-saltine bread, Ritz crackers, panko, seasoned stuffing mix
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 1⁄4 ounces onion soup mix, Lipton's divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, completely adjustable per your tastes
- 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
- 10 ounces heinz beef gravy, jar
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 2 -4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 -4 teaspoons ketchup or 2 -4 teaspoons tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1⁄2 cup mushroom, sliced
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray of nonstick cooking spray or use a little oil.
- In a medium bowl mix crumbs, 1/2 of Onion soup packet, salt and pepper and 1/4-1/3 of the finely diced onion. Mix to incorporate then add ground beef and egg. Mix gently to blend. Form into 4 oblong patties.
- Place patties on prepared baking sheet and put in preheated oven for about 35-40 minute Turn patties halfway through cook time.
- In a medium to large skillet (with a lid or you can use foil) over medium heat, melt butter and add remaining diced onion--this would be a good point to saute mushrooms if you are adding them. Season with salt and pepper and saute until soft but not browned.
- Add jar of gravy and remaining 1/2 packet of onion soup mix and mustard powder. Add 2/3 c water and stir to make sure the soup mix is dissolved.
- Taste the gravy after heating through--if you are happy with it stop. If you want to --- Add in teaspoonfuls of worcestershire sauce and ketchup to taste. Try 1 tsp of each at a time, tasting after each addition.
- Remove cooked patties from oven and nestle into the pan of gravy. Cover with lid or foil and over medium/low heat let them warm through for 15-20 minute
- I served this with a super cheat cast of characters. Bob Evans mashed potatoes, Bird's Eye corn and broccoli, carrot and cauliflower blend in the microwave bags. Don't forget to salt and pepper your veggies, makes a huge difference with frozen veggies.
- I do think that the patties are great make aheads and freezable. The gravy is pretty fast to whip up whenever you need a fast filling meal.