Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hamburger Steak with Brown Gravy & Grilled Onions

This is another one of my family’s favorite Hawaiian Style dinners. Seasoned ground beef patties, smothered in brown gravy and topped with grilled onions. All you need now is the rice and macaroni salad.

When I season ground meat, I like to mix the ingredients together first without the meat. That way when I add in the meat the seasonings distribute evenly. I also like to cook with a large nonstick pan so I can easily wipe out the pan with paper towels between batches. This allows the first and the last batch to cook perfectly.

Before I start cooking the patties I saute a sliced onion in about 1 Tbsp. oil so I don’t have to dirty another pan and place them on the side.

HAMBURGER STEAK
2 pounds ground beef
2 slices bread, crust cut off and cut into small pieces
1 small onion, chopped small
¼ cup water
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 egg
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1 tsp. kosher salt, (if you use table salt use ½ tsp.)
1 tsp. black pepper

Place all the ingredients except the ground beef into a mixing bowl and mix well. Add the ground beef and mix to blend. Divide mixture into 4 and make 2 patties out of each section.

Heat a large nonstick frying pan on med-high. Add 1 Tbsp. oil and cook the sliced onions for 3 – 4 minutes and set aside. In the same pan cook the hamburger patties (no oil is needed) for 4 – 5 minutes per side. Wipe out the pan between batches with a paper towel to clean the pan.

Serve with grilled onions and brown gravy (recipe below)

EASY BROWN GRAVY
This brown gravy recipe is fast and easy to make. You probably already have most of the ingredients in your fridge or pantry. I used a combination of beef and chicken broth. But you can easily stick with all beef if you prefer a beefier flavor.
The leftover gravy will thicken up but reheats well; reheat over a med heat stirring with a whisk, thin out with water to get your desired consistency. Taste and readjust with salt and pepper if needed.
*For a traditionally flavored gravy use oil and for a richer gravy use butter.

EASY BROWN GRAVY
½ cup butter or oil
½ cup flour
3 Tbsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 14 oz. can beef broth, Swanson’s
1 14 oz. can chicken broth, Swanson’s
½ tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Make a roux by melting the butter or oil in a pot over med heat. Add flour and mix to blend well. Allow the roux to cook for a couple of minutes to remove the raw flour taste. Add the ketchup, worcestershire and broth to the roux an mix with a whisk. Bring to a boil, turn down to low and let simmer for 5 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper as needed.

MORE HAWAIIAN STYLE RECIPES...

OVEN KALUA PORK

LOCO MOCO

TERIYAKI MEATLOAF

DOUBLE CRUST BANANA PIE

SHOYU POKE

COLD SOMEN SALAD

HAWAIIAN STYLE BEEF STEW

SPAM FRIED RICE

JACK'S SPECIAL BISCUITS

HOW TO COOK WHITE & BROWN RICE


MORE BEEF RECIPES

DAVE'S FCD BLACK BEAN & SIRLOIN CHILI

PRIME RIB

MEATBALLS

MARINATED FLANK STEAK

CORNED BEEF HASH

KAL BI

BEEF BROCCOLI

4 comments:

  1. Came across this blog while looking for hamburger steak recipes. Definitely making this recipe for dinner tonight and checking out your other ones! Thanks!

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  2. The Hamburger Steak with Brown Gravy & Grilled Onions was a hit. I made it twice this week. THANK YOU!:)

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  3. So happy to find your recipes. Another local girl misplaced far away from the beach. I'm trying to find a recipe for Beef Broccoli with CAKE NOODLE. I got the beef broccoli down but I can't find a recipe for cake noodle (or anyone outside of Hawaii that knows what I'm talking about)... any ideas?

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    1. Hi Judy,
      Cake noodles are just Chinese thin egg noodles (usually labeled won ton noodles), and found in the refrigerated section of the Asian grocery store. Boil them for about a minute, rinse in cold water and drain. Fry the noodles on med-high without siring in a non-stick skillet on both sides with about 2 Tbsp. cooking oil; until golden brown. Pour your beef broccoli over the noodles. You can leave the noodle cake whole or cut into squares before topping it with the beef broccoli. I hope this helps.

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