Fork tender and fancy, Smothered Hamburger Steaks make a statement at the dinner table. Coated in a luscious, savory pan sauce gravy, these Smothered Hamburger Steaks are literally soaking in deep flavors. With just a touch of melty cheese, sweet sauteed onions, and hearty mushrooms on top, these steaks and satisfying and speedy; it takes less than half an hour to make this fabulous fine dining meal.
Ingredients• 1 pound ground beef • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped • 8 oz baby portobello mushrooms, sliced • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour • 1/4 cup unsalted beef stock • 1/4 cup dry red wine • 4 ounces Swiss cheese, sliced
Mix together the beef, 1 teaspoon of the olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper into a medium-sized bowl and combine it with your hands. Be careful not to overmix it.
Divide the beef mixture into 4 portions, shaping each of the portions into a patty shape.
Heat a pan to medium-high heat on the stovetop.
Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of the olive oil into the pan, swirling it to coat the pan and allowing it to heat to a shimmer.
Add the patties into the pan and cook them for 3 minutes on each side.
Transfer the patties from the pan.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of the olive oil into the pan, swirling to coat it completely.
Add the onion and mushrooms into the pan, cooking until the mushrooms are nice and browned, about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the pan with the flour, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
Saute for 2 minutes.
Add in the beef stock and wine to the pan.
Saute the mixture, making sure to stir frequently, until it has thickened and is slightly reduced, for around 1 minute.
Move the onion mixture to the outsides of the pan.
Put the patties back into the same pan.
Lay a slice of cheese over each patty.
Ladle the onion mixture over the patties using a spoon.
Cover the patties and cook until the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes.
Serve with plenty of the gravy on top!