Hamburger Steak Southern Style


2 pounds ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons A-1 sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup thinly sliced onion
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups beef broth
3 tablespoons cooking sherry


Mix together egg, seasonings, and A-1 sauce. Using your hands, mash together with ground beef. Sprinkle panko crumbs over the mixture and knead in with hands until combined, but don’t over mix. For into small patties.

In a preheated skillet place the vegetable oil. When oil is hot place patties onto pan, sprinkle onions around the patties and cook until browned, about 4-5 minutes. Flip patties, moving the onions to the sides of the pan, and remove patties when browned on both sides to a different plate. Brown the rest of the patties (this always takes me two rotations with the amount of patties I always have) in the same manner.

When all patties are removed, stir the onions around in the pan and sprinkle flour on the top. If there isn’t enough grease in the pan for the flour to properly cook and be absorbed, you can throw in a tablespoon or two of butter. Cook 2 minutes and add in beef broth and sherry. I often use “Better Than Bouillion” and potato water from the mashed potatoes I am making. Add as much as you need to make the gravy the consistency that you prefer. When the sauce is right, add patties back into pan, cover, and cook 20 minutes.

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