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Savory Ground Beef Steak Patties with Mushroom Gravy

Savory Ground Beef Steak Patties with Mushroom Gravy

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Ground beef steak patties smothered in a rich mushroom gravy make for a comforting and hearty meal. This dish is perfect for family dinners, offering a delicious blend of flavors and textures that everyone will love. The juicy beef patties combined with the savory mushroom gravy create a satisfying and memorable experience. Follow this recipe to make your own ground beef steak patties with mushroom gravy that will have everyone asking for seconds.

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Ingredients

For the Steak Patties:

  • Ground beef
  • Olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Gravy:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Steak Patties

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, finely chopped onion, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, breadcrumbs, chopped bacon, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Form Patties: Shape the mixture into patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Cook Patties: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are browned and cooked through. Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Gravy

  1. Sauté Onions and Mushrooms: In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and sliced mushrooms. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are tender.
  2. Make the Roux: Sprinkle the all-purpose flour over the onion and mushroom mixture. Stir well to coat the vegetables with the flour, cooking for an additional 2 minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
  3. Add Liquids: Gradually add the water and the packet of brown gravy mix to the skillet, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Season and Thicken: Add the Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper to taste. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the gravy thickens to your desired consistency.

Step 3: Combine and Serve

  1. Add Patties to Gravy: Return the cooked patties to the skillet, nestling them into the mushroom gravy.
  2. Simmer: Reduce the heat to low and simmer for an additional 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  3. Serve: Serve the steak patties with mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta, and enjoy!

Cooking Notes

  • Ground Beef: For best results, use ground beef with a good fat content (80/20) to ensure juicy and flavorful patties.
  • Breadcrumbs: You can use panko breadcrumbs for a lighter texture, or regular breadcrumbs for a denser patty.
  • Mushrooms: Use fresh mushrooms for the best flavor, but canned mushrooms can be substituted in a pinch.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef? A: Yes, ground turkey can be used as a healthier alternative. Just be mindful that it may be less juicy than ground beef.

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Q: How do I store leftovers? A: Store leftover patties and gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

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Q: Can I freeze these patties? A: Yes, you can freeze the uncooked patties. Layer them with parchment paper in an airtight container. Cook from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

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Q: What can I serve with these steak patties? A: These patties go well with mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, rice, or pasta.

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Q: Can I make the gravy gluten-free? A: Yes, use a gluten-free flour blend and a gluten-free gravy mix to make the gravy gluten-free.

Variations

Spicy Steak Patties

  • Add 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the patty mixture for a spicy kick.

Herb-Infused Patties

  • Mix in 1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme, or rosemary into the patty mixture.

Cheese-Stuffed Patties

  • Place a small cube of cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or blue cheese) in the center of each patty before cooking for a gooey surprise.

Keto Version

For a keto-friendly adaptation:

  • Use almond flour instead of breadcrumbs in the patties.
  • Ensure the gravy mix is keto-friendly or make a homemade gravy using heavy cream and beef broth thickened with xanthan gum.

Low Carb Version

To reduce carbs:

  • Use a low-carb breadcrumb substitute such as crushed pork rinds.
  • Make a homemade gravy using beef broth, heavy cream, and a low-carb thickener like xanthan gum.

Ground beef steak patties with mushroom gravy are a delicious and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of juicy beef patties and rich, savory gravy is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. This recipe is easy to follow and can be adapted to suit various dietary needs and preferences. Enjoy making and serving this comforting dish, and don’t hesitate to experiment with different variations to keep things interesting.

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