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Hamburger Steaks in Creamy Dill Sauce

Hamburger Steaks in Creamy Dill Sauce

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Looking for a quick, delicious, and comforting meal that can be whipped up in just 30 minutes? Look no further than these Hamburger Steaks in Creamy Dill Sauce. This dish combines juicy, flavorful hamburger steaks with a rich and tangy dill sauce that’s sure to become a family favorite. Perfect for weeknight dinners or a cozy weekend meal, this recipe is straightforward and packs a punch of flavor.

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Ingredients

For the Hamburger Steaks:

  • 1.3 lbs ground beef
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium yellow onion, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 egg

For the Creamy Dill Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus more for serving

Instructions

Preparing the Hamburger Steaks:

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, grated onion, salt, black pepper, heavy cream, and egg. Mix until well combined.
  2. Form Patties: Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty.
  3. Cook Patties: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the hamburger steaks until browned and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Preparing the Creamy Dill Sauce:

  1. Sauté Onions and Garlic: In the same skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  2. Make the Roux: Sprinkle the flour over the onions and garlic, stirring constantly for 1 minute to cook out the raw flour taste.
  3. Add Liquids: Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and heavy cream, ensuring there are no lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Season and Simmer: Add the salt, black pepper, and chopped fresh dill. Simmer the sauce until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Combine and Serve: Return the hamburger steaks to the skillet, spooning the creamy dill sauce over them. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through. Garnish with extra fresh dill before serving.

Cooking Notes and Variations

  • Breadcrumbs: For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free breadcrumbs.
  • Ground Beef: You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or chicken for a leaner option.
  • Dill: Fresh dill gives the best flavor, but dried dill can be used in a pinch. Use about 1 tablespoon of dried dill if fresh is not available.
  • Additional Flavors: Add a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to the sauce for a tangy twist.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles to soak up the delicious sauce. Pair with steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Keto and Low-Carb Versions

To make this dish keto-friendly and low-carb:

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  • Breadcrumbs: Replace the breadcrumbs with crushed pork rinds or almond flour.
  • Sauce Thickener: Use xanthan gum or almond flour instead of all-purpose flour to thicken the sauce.
  • Serving: Serve with cauliflower mash or zoodles (zucchini noodles) instead of traditional starches.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes! You can prepare the hamburger steaks and sauce up to a day in advance. Store them separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stove over medium heat before serving.

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Can I freeze the hamburger steaks?

Absolutely. Cooked hamburger steaks can be frozen for up to 3 months. Freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer bag. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the skillet with the sauce.

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What can I use instead of fresh dill?

If you don’t have fresh dill, you can use 1 tablespoon of dried dill or substitute with other fresh herbs like parsley or chives for a different flavor profile.

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How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stove over low heat.

Hamburger Steaks in Creamy Dill Sauce is a flavorful and comforting dish that’s easy to prepare and sure to please. With its rich, creamy sauce and perfectly seasoned hamburger steaks, it’s a meal that’s both hearty and satisfying. Whether you’re serving it for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is a winner. Try it out and let us know how it turned out for you!

Happy cooking!

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