Hamburgers with Brown Gravy (TOTAL Comfort Food aka "Meat Cakes" :)


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 6 pieces bread, broken into small bits (potato bread works great, but I usually use white bread)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix, dry
  • to taste salt, to taste (because of the soup mix, you may not need it, although we still do)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 envelopes brown gravy mix
  • 2 cups water


1 _ Combine ground beef, bread, soup mix, salt, pepper, ketchup, garlic powder, parsley and eggs in a large bowl until well mixed.

2 _ Prepare each burger with approx 1/3 cup of meat mixture and form into patties about 1/2 inch thick.

3 _ Heat a 12" skillet over med-high heat and fry burgers for about 5 minutes on each side, until they are almost done.

4 _ Remove burgers to a plate and discard all but about a tablespoon of drippings from skillet.

5 _ Lower heat under skillet and prepare brown gravy with water in a bowl or measuring cup; slowly pour into skillet, stirring constantly, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom.

6 _ When gravy has thickened, place burgers back in the pan and cover.

7 _ Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until burgers are done.

8 _ Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.