Hamburgers with Brown Gravy (TOTAL Comfort Food aka "Meat Cakes" :)

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 45mins


  • 6
    pieces bread, broken into small bits (potato bread works great, but I usually use white bread)
  • 1
    envelope onion soup mix, dry
  • to taste salt, to taste (because of the soup mix, you may not need it, although we still do)
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper
  • 2
    tablespoons ketchup
  • 12
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2
    teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 2
    envelopes brown gravy mix
  • 2
    cups water


  • Combine ground beef, bread, soup mix, salt, pepper, ketchup, garlic powder, parsley and eggs in a large bowl until well mixed.
  • Prepare each burger with approx 1/3 cup of meat mixture and form into patties about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Heat a 12" skillet over med-high heat and fry burgers for about 5 minutes on each side, until they are almost done.
  • Remove burgers to a plate and discard all but about a tablespoon of drippings from skillet.
  • Lower heat under skillet and prepare brown gravy with water in a bowl or measuring cup; slowly pour into skillet, stirring constantly, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom.
  • When gravy has thickened, place burgers back in the pan and cover.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until burgers are done.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.
  • YUMMY!