Easy Burgers With Rice & Gravy

"My Mom made this when we were growing up, and now my grandkids ask for it too! Great for those nights when you are short on time, but long on hungry kids! The secret is searing the meat briefly before simmering in gravy. Comfort Food!!"
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Ready In:


  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • cooking spray
  • seasoned pepper
  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans beef gravy
  • 2 cups cooked white rice


  • Form the ground chuck into small patties, about 4 oz. each.
  • Spray a heavy skillet with cooking spray, season the skillet with seasoned pepper. Place over high heat until very hot.
  • Add patties, sear briefly on each side until crusty, app. 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Remove skillet from heat, and gently place patties onto paper towels to drain. Pour off any remaining fat from skillet, but do not wipe. Return meat to skillet, and pour the gravy over all.
  • Cover skillet, place over medium-low heat. Simmer 10-15 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Serve over hot, cooked rice.

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  1. bmcnichol
    This was good and easy to make. I added a bunch of seasoning to the ground chuck and "doctored" up the beef gravy a bit adding seasoning and mushrooms. I also used brown rice as that is what I buy. Made for a good quick dinner. I also liked this because it is made with ingredients I normally have on hand. My kids ate this up.
  2. Ginny Sue
    DH brought home a big bag of frozen burgers from the big box store, and I've been looking for ways to use them other than in hamburger buns. These were so easy and tasted great. Gravy and rice seems like an unlikely pairing, but it worked well together.
  3. Outta Here
    This is real comfort food! I practically lived on similar meals in my college (poor) days! (of course ground chuck was MUCH cheaper then!) :) I added a can of drained mushroom pieces to the gravy. Thanks for bringing back memories!
  4. Sharon123
    My DH loved this! It was easy, fairly quick and tasty! This will be made often! Thanks Kizzikate!
  5. Annacia
    Wonderful home cooking. Talk about your comfort food. It lives up to it's name of easy. It's a snap to get this started and then leave it on a slow simmer to finish. I gave it 15 mins and the burger was very well done in that time. The only thing I did differently was to mix some seasoned pepper into the meat instead of putting it in the pan. DH simply loves it.


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