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Classic Hamburg Steak with Onion Gravy Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 cups beef broth

Special equipment needed:
- Large mixing bowl
- Large skillet
- Whisk
- Wooden spoon

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix well with your hands.
2. Divide the mixture into four equal parts and shape them into oval patties.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
4. In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and caramelized, about 10 minutes.
5. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the flour is lightly browned.
6. Gradually pour in the beef broth, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Bring the gravy to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until thickened.
7. Return the hamburg steaks to the skillet and spoon the onion gravy over them. Cover the skillet and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until the steaks are heated through and the gravy is hot and bubbly.
8. Serve the hamburg steaks with onion gravy hot, garnished with chopped parsley if desired.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
5. Temperature:
Medium-high heat for cooking the hamburg steaks and onions; medium heat for making the gravy; simmer for cooking the hamburg steaks in the gravy.
Serving size:
This recipe serves 4 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 390
Fat: 23g
Saturated Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 135mg
Sodium: 1230mg
Carbohydrates: 16g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 3g
Protein: 28g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground beef can be substituted with ground pork or ground turkey.
- Breadcrumbs can be substituted with panko breadcrumbs or crushed crackers.
- Milk can be substituted with almond milk or soy milk.
- Worcestershire sauce can be substituted with soy sauce or steak sauce.
- Beef broth can be substituted with chicken broth or vegetable broth.

- Add chopped garlic or herbs to the hamburg steak mixture for extra flavor.
- Use different types of onions, such as red onions or shallots, for a different taste.
- Add mushrooms to the onion gravy for a richer flavor.
- Serve the hamburg steaks with mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Tips and tricks:
- Don't overwork the hamburg steak mixture, as this can make the patties tough.
- Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the hamburg steaks to ensure a nice sear.
- Use a whisk to prevent lumps from forming in the gravy.
- Let the hamburg steaks rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.

Storage instructions:
Leftover hamburg steaks with onion gravy can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat, place the hamburg steaks and onion gravy in a skillet over medium heat. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the hamburg steaks with onion gravy on a bed of mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives for a pop of color.

Chopped parsley or chives can be used as a garnish for the hamburg steaks with onion gravy.

This recipe pairs well with a side salad or roasted vegetables.

Suggested side dishes:
Mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, green beans, or a side salad would all be great side dishes to serve with the hamburg steaks with onion gravy.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the hamburg steaks are sticking to the skillet, add a little more oil or butter to the pan.
- If the gravy is too thick, add more broth or water to thin it out.
- If the hamburg steaks are dry, try adding a little more milk or an extra egg to the mixture.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to cook the hamburg steaks to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure they are safe to eat.

Food history:
Hamburg steak originated in Germany in the 19th century and was brought to the United States by German immigrants. It eventually evolved into the hamburger we know today.

Flavor profiles:
The hamburg steaks are savory and meaty, while the onion gravy is rich and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the hamburg steaks with onion gravy as a comforting and satisfying meal.

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Region: German

Taste: Savory, Umami, Beefy, Oniony, Comforting