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Grilled Hamburger Steaks with Onions and Gravy

Recipe and photography by Bev Davis.


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Posted July 26, 2017

An easy weeknight dinner.  Prepare in a large cast iron skillet or in a grill pan.  I used a nice grill pan provided by

Lodge Manufacturing.  The Onion Soup & Dip Mix provides all the seasoning including salt.  Add more if desired.  I've made this recipe several times.  The full envelope of mix provides a nice strong flavor.  Sometimes, I use all of it minus one teaspoon which is perfect for individuals who prefer a mild salty flavor.  These hamburger steaks are excellent with mashed potatoes or rice.  Also delicious on grilled buns. 

This is the gravy simmering in my grill pan. 

I added the grilled onions/hamburgers 

AFTER the gravy was done. 


vegetable oil cooking spray

2 pounds ground beef, ground chuck, or ground turkey

1 envelope of Onion Soup Mix

3/4 cup bread crumbs

3-1/2 tablespoons sour cream

1 teaspoon steak sauce

1 large egg

1 large white onion, peeled and sliced


1-3/4 cup cold water

1 tablespoon self-rising flour, sifted

1 tablespoon unsalted butter or margarine

1/8 ground black pepper


Spray grill pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.  Warm over low heat until medium hot.  In large bowl, combine ground chuck (or whatever you're using), onion soup mix, bread crumbs, sour cream, steak sauce, and egg.  Mix until thoroughly combined.  Please note sufficient salt is in the mix.  Add more if preferred.  Form 8 patties with meat mixture. Pack lightly to avoid dry burgers. Should be 1/2" thick (or thinner if desired).  Set aside. 

For gravy, combine cold water, flour, butter, and ground black pepper in a medium-sized bowl.  Stir until flour is completely dissolved.  Set aside.

Arrange sliced onions in grill pan.  Grill until clear.  Remove and place on paper towels to drain.  Do not wash.  Spray again with vegetable oil cooking spray.  Arrange hamburger patties in hot grill pan.  Grill burgers until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees (about 8 to 10 minutes).  Turn once.  Remove and place on paper towels to drain. 

Pour gravy mixture in hot grill pan.  Stir constantly until golden brown.  Taste.  Add more black pepper if desired.  Remember, the salt is in the burgers.  No need to add extra to the gravy. Add grilled onions and hamburger steaks.  Cover with gravy. 

Makes 8 hamburger steaks with onions and gravy.