Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
2 honey-wheat bread slices
1 pound ground round
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (1.2-oz.) envelope brown gravy mix
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium-size sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
How to Make It
Process bread slices in a food processor 10 seconds or until finely chopped. Place breadcrumbs in a mixing bowl; add ground round and next 4 ingredients. Gently combine until blended, using your hands. Shape into 4 (4-inch) patties.
Whisk together brown gravy mix and 1 1/2 cups water.
Cook patties in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or just until browned. Remove patties from skillet. Add mushrooms and onion to skillet, and sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in prepared gravy, and bring to a light boil. Return patties to skillet, and spoon gravy over each patty. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes.
Note: To make ahead, proceed with Step 1 as directed. Wrap each patty individually in plastic wrap, and place in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw frozen patties in refrigerator 8 hours; proceed with Steps 2 and
I went by the directions and thought it was a little bland but it was okay. I think fresh garlic instead of garlic from the jar may have helped. My husband liked it. I loved the onions, mushrooms and gravy. The meat just needed a little more flavor.
I ditched the packet gravy(filled with additives and msg) idea and
easily made my own with a little butter, flour and broth. Very healthy
and delicious. 3 stars for the recipe since it wasn't homemade gravy. 5 stars for mine.
I made this tonight for my husband & I. We both loved it! I substituted 1/4 c. of the water for Marsala wine. It was amazing! THe burgers do have a bit of a meatloaf texture but we loved it that way....like delicious meatloaf patties with mushroom-onion gravy. The meat was super flavorful. Definately recommend! You could also try substituting red wine for some of the water. Either way, or even with just water, I know it will be wonderful...the garlic in the meat makes it so tasty.