Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Makes 4 servings

This beef recipe makes the most of your busy weeknights. You can make the patties ahead, then simply thaw in the fridge overnight before using.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Whisk together brown gravy mix and 1 1/2 cups water.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Ratings & Reviews

bear2008's Review

November 06, 2011
Hi everyone, I just use cube steaks from the store it is still inexpensive meat. put it in the slow cooker with beefy onion soup mix, you can saute some fresh mushrooms or use canned. I make swiss steak pretty much the same way but i'll add canned tomatoes. My way at least is less dishes and more time for me.Oh, to make the gravy add 1/4c flour to 1/3c water mix together and add to juice (take everything else out) stir in slowly no lumps let heat up should make gravy. I do that with beef stew. good luck. the slow cooker is our friend.

October 16, 2017
Not helpful at all. If you didn't make the recipe, please don't comment on it or rate it.

daisylover's Review

March 01, 2012

NicNowhere's Review

April 24, 2010
I used Italian dried bread crumbs instead of the honey-wheat and lean ground beef. I made this for a family dinner with my mom and brother's family. Everyone was super impresed. I served it with mashed potatoes so I made extra gravy. A loaf of French bread was perfect for sopping up all the extra. Will be keeping this recipe on hand.

LynnJga's Review

February 13, 2011
He loved it! I called him for dinner and he said that when he started down the stairs the aroma was WOW. We were in the mood for 'comfort' food so, I just served it atop Garlic-Rosemary Smashed Potatoes. He had seconds!

snabigail's Review

January 09, 2013
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 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.

Cathe59's Review

May 04, 2014

SaraStone's Review

July 25, 2012

Sandra38's Review

October 19, 2013

LADelta's Review

September 11, 2012
Around here, we serve it with steak fries. We also slice an extra onion or two, and separate into rings and throw them in with the gravy to simmer until tender. Talk about YUM!