Smothered Hamburger Steak

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

An easy hamburger steak recipe, smothered in brown gravy. Good comfort food!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • ground beef (can use lean ground round)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup water (1/2 to 1 cup) or 1 cup milk (1/2 to 1 cup)
  • 1 (1 ounce) package brown gravy mix (packet size varies)


  1. Dice onion and add to the ground beef. (If using onion soup mix, blend well in ground beef.).
  2. Mix and form into patties.
  3. Fry the patties in skillet on medium heat until cooked to your liking.
  4. I usually fry until they are medium-well to well done.
  5. While patties are cooking, mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 to 1 cup water or milk, and brown gravy packet/mix in a bowl, stirring well.
  6. After patties are browned and ready, add the soup mixture to the skillet. Reduce heat to simmer; spread the mixture over the patties and turn them once or twice as the mixture warms.
  7. Stir mixture occasionally.
  8. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until gravy is good and hot.
  9. Serve with mashed potatoes, your choice of veggies, a good salad, hot rolls or bread, and a cold glass of iced tea.
  10. Of course, this recipe can be doubled. Serving size depends on how hungry your family or company is! ;).
  11. Kind of a "blue-plate" special!
Most Helpful

This was SO good, my favorite salisbury steak recipe by far. I put 1/2 a package dried onion soup in with the burger, and the rest in with the sauce. After browing the patties, I removed them then fried 1/2 lb sliced mushrooms in the drippings plus a bit of butter. (My ground beef was very lean.) I added the rest of the ingredients, simmered until thick, then returned the patties to the pan. I then topped each patty with a slice of colby cheese which finished it perfectly! I served on buttered noodles, but I think potatoes would go better with the gravy. All 3 of my kids enjoyed it too.

Shana C March 06, 2010

My husband said that if this was/were on a menu in a restaurant he would order it every time! I did use 1 package of onion soup mix and I did add a jar of sliced mushrooms to the gravy. Served with noodles, steamed broccoli, and pickled baby beets. Thank you for a very good recipe. It is a "keeper".

babaweg June 28, 2009

Easy recipe for simple comfort food. I used onion soup mix in the ground beef and probably more than 1 cup of water in my gravy. The meal was tasty, and we chose to ladle our gravy over buttered egg noodles. Roasted green beans were a nice side.

Ms B. November 29, 2005