Hamburger Steak and Gravy


6 hamburger steaks, thawed (I used frozen hamburger steaks vacuum packed)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 tsp butter
1 package of baby bellas, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
3 cloves of garlic, diced
1/3 cup of all purpose flour
3 1/2 to 4 cups of beef broth
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 Tbsp worcestershire sauce, divided


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  1. Heat up olive oil and 2 Tbsp of butter to a heavy skillet on med-high heat.  After the butter bubbles, sear both sides of the hamburger steak.  Be sure to lightly season each side of the patty with salt and pepper.  Place seared hamburgers into a 3 qt Pyrex dish or a 9x13 (or close to) aluminum pan for easy clean up.
  2. After searing each side of the hamburger and setting in the baking dish, add the other 2 Tbsp of butter into the dish.  Cook the sliced mushrooms - remember to season lightly with salt and pepper.  Remove the mushrooms and scatter on the hamburger patties.
  3. Add the onion and bell pepper slices to the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes.  Season lightly with salt and pepper.  Add the chopped garlic to the onion and bell pepper mix and stir until the garlic is fragrant - do not burn. if the pan looks dry, you can add another Tbsp of butter, if needed.  Once cooked, scatter onion, bell pepper and garlic mix on top of the hamburger steak.
  4. Be sure there's enough fat in the pan.  You may find that you need some more butter to make the gravy.  If you do need more, add a couple more Tbsp of butter or olive oil.  Add 1/3 cups of all purpose flour by sprinkling all over the pan.  Use a whisk to move the butter as it melts with the fat creating a paste.  Whisk the roux until it gets slightly browned, then add the beef broth.  1/2 cup at a time.  Whisking the entire time to break up the lumps of flour.  As you add the beef broth, you can gage how thick you would like your gravy.  Remember that after you add it to the hamburger, a lot of juice will cook out of the meat and thin the gravy.  Season the gravy with the Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper.  It's super important to taste as you go.  
  5. Add the gravy to the hamburger steak and cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  Serve with mashed potatoes.... it's fire.