Home Style Hamburger Steak and Onion Gravy Recipe

It’s nearly impossible to get a seat quickly at Cracker Barrel on Sundays. The reason is simple. There’s nothing quite like country cooking! If you want a meal that will stick to those bones and widen the hips, this is it! And one of their more famed menu items? Good, ole Hamburger Steak and Gravy! It’s a dish that takes very little effort to make. But, has a taste that will linger. It’s definitely a dish of nostalgia. Of course, I had to share my version with you.

I’ve found that 80/20 ground round beef is the best for this recipe. The amount of fat makes the burgers extremely juicy. And my little additions add the flavor and moisture.

The gravy is the easy part. Yes. I mean it! I know many fear making gravy from scratch. But, rest assured, it’s a breeze! I like my gravy to sit on top of the rice. There’s nothing worse than thin gravy that seeps through the rice. The gravy is the superior! Never let rice swallow that goodness up!

My Home Style Hamburger Steak and Onion Gravy recipe is as delicious as it is simple to make. Perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t want fast food. It’s a meal of substance!

Homestyle Hamburger Steak & Onion Gravy Recipe


Hamburger Steaks:

  • 2 lbs 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup Garlic & Herb breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 TSP seasoned salt
  • 1 TSP onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

Onion Gravy:

  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Hamburger Steaks:

  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine
  2. Form mixture into hamburgers
  3. Spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray
  4. Fry each burger on a medium high heat setting for 3 mins per side.
  5. Remove from the pan and set aside

Onion Gravy:

  1. Add the onions in the same pan with the burger drippings.
  2. Sauté until onions start to brown
  3. Add in the butter
  4. When the butter melts, stir in the flour until it’s no longer visible
  5. Pour in the beef broth and bring it to a simmer
  6. Stir well
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed
  8. Add the burgers into the gravy, lower heat, and allow it to simmer for 25-30 minutes or until burgers are completely cooked.
  9. Serve over warm rice or mashed potatoes
  10. Enjoy!