Hamburger Steaks With Butter and Wine Sauce (or Gravy)

Hamburger Steak

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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
576 Calories
37g Fat
3g Carbs
54g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 576
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 466mg 155%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 54g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These hamburger steaks are finished with a simple butter and red wine sauce, taking them from ordinary to extraordinary.

The sauce for the hamburger steaks is made with butter which makes it less heavy than the typical gravy or creamy sauce. If you prefer gravy, use a prepared gravy or make a simple pan gravy with drippings and beef stock.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2 large egg yolks (lightly beaten)
  • Optional: 1 to 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons dry red wine (good quality)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl, combine and blend the ground beef, chopped onion, beaten egg and egg yolks, breadcrumbs, if using, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, shape the meat mixture into six 1/2-inch thick oblong steaks )about 5 ounces each).

  3. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown on both sides, until insides are just barely pink or no longer pink. Transfer to a hot serving dish.

  4. Add the remaining butter and the wine to the frying pan, and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Spoon over the steaks and serve.

  5. Enjoy!

Basic Pan Gravy: Leave 2 tablespoons of drippings in the skillet. Place the pan back over medium heat. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of cold water. Pour the cornstarch and water slurry into the hot drippings and whisk to blend thoroughly. Add 2 cups of low sodium or unsalted beef stock. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.