An American classic, hamburger steak combines juicy, savory flavor with the comforting appeal of a burger smothered in gravy that caters to hamburger and steak enthusiasts alike.

Smothered in gravy is a hamburger steak on a glass plate.

Why You Will Love Making This Recipe

  • Time convenience: In less than an hour, you will have a hearty meal cooked and ready to grace your table.
  • Easy to follow Instructions: Using step-by-step instructions, I will guide you through the cooking process to help you perfect this recipe on the first try.
  • One pot: After you have finished cooking the hamburger steak, cleanup will be a breeze since the recipe only requires a cast iron skillet.
  • Budget-friendly: While cooking steaks can be costly, this poor man’s hamburger steak is the perfect alternative!
Steamed vegetable on the corner on the plate with the main course being a hamburger steak topped with gravy.

Oven Baked Hamburger Steak

When it comes to cooking hamburgers, I love searing them on the stove. But have you ever tried baking them in the oven?

I know its not the most traditional method, but it does have its perks. It’s all about the tenderness! Well, and the gravy, but the tenderness, too!

While grilling and pan-frying are popular methods for cooking hamburgers, oven-baking gives you consistency and can be a convenient alternative.

Think of it almost like a country-fried steak or even a Salisbury steak but without the dark onion gravy.

Oven baking keeps the natural flavors and juices intact, so your burgers come out moist and tasty. Plus, with baking, you get this even cooking all around the patty.

No more worrying about hotspots or flare-ups like on a grill or stovetop.

With the hamburger steak smothered in a delicious homemade gravy, the flavor enhances to add a fabulous gourmet touch. So, if you are up for something a bit different, oven-baked burgers might just be your thing.

A tan gravy mixed with hamburger steak burger.

How To Cook Oven Baked Hamburger Steak

By following the instructions, you can elevate your hamburger steak from good to great. Enjoy the process and most importantly, enjoy your meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 cup of unflavored breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 7 or 8 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, and spices.

In a silver bowl is ground beef, bread crumbs and spices.

Mix these ingredients well to ensure they’re thoroughly combined.

Hand mixing ground beef and its seasoning together.

Step 2: Toss onions and mushrooms in olive oil, then add them to the bottom of a cast iron skillet.

In a cast iron skillet are slices of onions and mushrooms with a wooden spoon leaning against the side.

Step 3: Shape the meat mixture into delicious patties and place them on top of the bed of vegetables in the skillet. Preheat your oven to 400°F and bake them in the skillet for approximately 20 minutes.

On a bed of mushroom and onions are hamburger steak patties.

Step 4: Once the cooking time is up, carefully remove the skillet from the oven and set it up on the stove.

Slide the hamburger steaks out of the skillet temporarily to make room for the flavorful sauce. Add flour to the hot skillet, stirring it in to create a rich base for the sauce.

Pouring flour from a measuring spoon into a hot cast iron skillet filled with veggies.
Whisking the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, flour together, and veggies.

Step 5: Gradually pour in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, ensuring that you maintain a medium-low heat throughout. Continue to stir the sauce until it thickens to perfection.

Gradually pouring beef broth and Worcestershire sauce into a cast iron skillet filled with veggies.

Stir continually on medium-low heat until the sauce thickens—season with salt and pepper to your desired taste.

Step 6: Finally, return the hamburger steaks to the skillet and serve immediately, savoring every delicious bite.

Hamburger steak burgers smothered in gravy in the cast iron skillet.

Tips For Oven Baked Hamburger Steak

  • Use High-Quality Beef: The taste of your hamburger steak largely depends on the quality of the beef. Opt for organic, grass-fed beef if possible.
  • Don’t over-mix: To keep your hamburger steak tender, avoid over-mixing the meat and other ingredients. Over-mixing can lead to a tough and dense texture.
  • Don’t press down on the patties: Avoid pressing down on the patties while they are cooking. This can squeeze out the flavorful juices and make the meat dry.
  • Let it rest: Allow the cooked hamburger steak to rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps to redistribute the juices, resulting in a juicy and flavorful hamburger steak.
  • Gravy consistency: To adjust the gravy consistency, add more flour if it is too thin or add more broth or water if it is too thick.
Beautifully served on a glass plate is a steak burger topped with gravy.

Serving Suggestions

Oven-baked hamburger steak can be served a la carte or paired with one or more of your favorite sides. Here are some of my personal favorites that add extra delight to my dish.

My absolute go-to side dish, hands down, has to be french fries. They appear to be the perfect duo that pleases everyone.

For a balanced, nutrient-rich meal, I like to serve my hamburger steaks with a side of garlic parmesan brussel sprouts, and you can’t forget about a honey butter biscuit.

The options for side variations are endless, so feel free to add some of your own favorites.

Don’t be afraid to try different herbs and spices. You can try different flavors with hamburger steak to find your favorite combination.

The best accompaniment to any dish is a side of your favorite flavors and a pinch of your unique style. Enjoy your meal!

A slice of steak hamburger and gravy on a fork.

Recipe Variations

Gluten-free option: This recipe can easily accommodate your dietary needs by substituting the breadcrumbs for gluten-free alternatives such as almond flour, coconut flour, or oat flour.

You will want to cut the amounts in half or more, though!

Vegetarian Option: Replace the ground beef with a meat substitute such as crumbled tofu or quinoa for a vegetarian-friendly version.

Low-Fat Version: Use ground turkey instead of ground beef for a lighter version.

Customize: To spice up your recipe, add some extra flavor to your hamburger steak by adding minced garlic, fresh herbs, and spices to the beef mixture before shaping it into patties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is hamburger steak the same as a hamburger patty? Hamburger steak is made from ground hamburgers but typically contains more ingredients than your regular hamburger patty.

What holds hamburger steak together? The breadcrumbs and egg work together to help our hamburger steak keep it’s shape.

How long do I bake my hamburger steak? It will take around 20 minutes to bake your hamburger steaks in a 400°F oven.

How do I know when my hamburger steak is done? Use an internal thermometer to check that the internal temperature is 160°F.

Final Thoughts

Whether you are sticking with the original recipe or trying one of your own variations, this dish is sure to bring smiles around your dinner table.

If you find yourself with leftovers, place your hamburger steak between two slices of bread for a hearty and quick lunchtime meal.

Around here, we look forward to leftovers so we can make sandwiches for when we are on the go.

I love reading everyone’s comments, so be sure to leave a review! If you enjoyed cast iron oven baking, you might find one of the recipes below to be enjoyable!

Oven Baked Hamburger Steak Recipe

Laura Ascher
Are you looking for a quick and tasty dinner recipe? Well, aren't you in for a treat? This oven-baked hamburger steak is a delicious and satisfying meal that's easy to prepare and serve.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 484 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 cup of unflavored breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 7 or 8 baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

For the gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, in a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, and spices. Mix these ingredients well to ensure they're thoroughly combined.
  • Next, toss onions and mushrooms in olive oil, then add them to the bottom of a cast iron skillet.
  • Now, shape the meat mixture into delicious patties and place them on top of the bed of vegetables in the skillet.
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F and bake in the skillet for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is up, carefully remove the skillet from the oven and set it up on the stove.
  • Slide the hamburger steaks out of the skillet temporarily to make room for the flavorful sauce.
  • Add flour to the hot skillet, stirring it in to create a rich base for the sauce.
  • Gradually pour in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, ensuring that you maintain a medium-low heat throughout. Continue to stir the sauce until it thickens to perfection.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to your desired taste.
  • Finally, return the hamburger steaks to the skillet and serve immediately, savoring every delicious bite.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ozCalories: 484kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 36gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1619mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
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