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Hamburger Steak with Gravy

Hamburger Steak with Gravy Recipe

Looking for a unique twist on the traditional hamburger? In this dish, you’ll be combining the typical ingredients that you would put on a burger into your recipe, cooking your dish, and serving with a delicious, home-prepared burger gravy. This dish is an easy to put together meal with a short prep time, perfect for those nights when you want to try something new without dealing with the trial and error of a brand new dish or a lengthy prep time. The best part is that burgers are such an easy to please meal, so it works perfectly for the younger, picky eaters at home (just make the gravy optional for them).

In this recipe, you’ll be using some traditional burger ingredients, but with a twist. One of these is the homemade ketchup you’ll be using. While there isn’t too much required for this dish, it is a great item to keep on hand for recipes and as a condiment to use with other meals. Typical ketchup includes some definite Paleo no-nos – sugars, etc. – so you definitely want to prep this in advance and avoid any temptation to use a store-bought version.

What works better with burgers than a great side of fries? When you serve this main course, pick from some great Paleo fry options. While we always love the tasty sweet potato fry, there are tons of other veggies you can transform for this purpose too. If you’re looking for a lighter option, try serving this burger with a yummy salad.

Hamburger Steak With Gravy Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook:20 min

Protein: 34g / %

Carbs: 7g / %

Fat: 46g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. homemade ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Brown Gravy Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups beef stock
  • ½ onion, minced
  • 2 tsp. parsley
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca or potato starch (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Hamburger Preparation


  1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, and onion powder; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Form equally sized patties with the ground beef mixture and refrigerate.
  3. Melt ghee in a saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add onions and cook until soft (1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Add all the remaining ingredients for the brown gravy and bring to a light boil.
  6. Lower heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Add 1 tbsp. of starch mixed with 1 tbsp. of cold water to the sauce for a thicker consistency.
  7. Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Cook the patties 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  9. Pour the sauce over the patties and cook 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Serve the hamburgers topped with fresh parsley to taste.