Ground Round with Onion Gravy.
Yummy, especially now that we can use a leaner form of ground beef.
Do you remember the good ole comfort food like Hamburger Steak or Salisbury Steak?
Traditionally served with mashed potatoes, it’s a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef and you probably have all the ingredients on your cabinet shelf!
This recipe is from my Mother’s recipe box…and it is a relative simple recipe.
She made it at least twice a month because Hamburger or Ground beef was so cheap.
Mother would give me 50 cents to walk to the small neighborhood grocery store to buy one pound of the hamburger meat. I usually had money left over because the ground beef was about 39 cents a pound. Can you believe it?
As I think back, it is hard to imagine the costs those days.
A dollar almost filled up the gas tank of our car as a gallon of gas was around 30 cents a gallon.
Times and costs have changed over the years, but this recipe is definitely a keeper and each time I make it I think of my dear Mother.
Miss you Mom!
Enjoy a bit of nostalgia if you have never made this recipe before.
I made it last night and the Captain gobbled it up…I served it with mashed potatoes, and placed the ground round “steak” on toasted bread. It was almost like eating an open faced sandwich or Hot Brown as some like to call it.
I just call it good!
- 1 pound ground round beef
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups sliced onion
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups beef broth
- Lawry's seasoned salt or kosher salt, black pepper to taste
- Garnish with chopped chives.....
- In a large bowl, mix together the ground round beef, egg, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Form into 6 portions, and flatten into patties.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the patties and onion in the oil until patties are nicely browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the beef patties to a plate, and keep warm.
- Sprinkle flour over the onions and drippings in the skillet. Stir in flour, scraping bits of beef off of the bottom as you stir. Gradually mix in the beef broth. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer and stir over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, until the gravy thickens. Turn heat to low, return patties to the gravy, cover, and simmer for another 15 minutes.
- Traditionally served with egg noodles, white rice or mashed potatoes, it's a great way to dress up a pound of ground round beef with ingredients already in your cabinet.
- I like to cook my onion slices first until translucent ...and then add to the browned ground beef patties.
- I also served the "steak" on toasted bread....added the Mashed Potatoes and onion gravy, snipped some chives from my garden and it is comfort food at it's best!