Jane’s Hamburger Steak with Brown Gravy (Paleo, Whole30)

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Some of my absolute favorite recipes are simple and quick and require nothing but the simplest seasonings like salt, pepper and garlic powder.

This recipe is one from my childhood with a twist.  

After falling in love with Swedish meatballs, I started adding grated onion to this recipe and WOW, it’s amazing how it completely changed the flavor.

I finally wrote down this Hamburger Steak with Brown Gravy recipe when I was  in the middle of creating my newest book  Paleo Eats but instead of tucking it away in a book, I felt it needed to be shared with everyone.

 This recipe is named for the lovely Jane P. 

Hamburger Steak with Brown Gravy

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people


Hamburger Steak



  1. Place a large skillet over medium high heat. 

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the ground beef, spices and grated onion and mix with your hands until completely blended.

  3. Form the meat into 5 hamburger steak patties, about 1 1/2″ thick.  Add the hamburger steak patties to the skillet and cook until browned, roughly 4 minutes and flip and repeat.

  4. Remove the hamburger steak patties and place on a plate.  In a bowl, combine the gravy ingredients and whisk until blended. 

  5. Pour the mixture into the skillet and use a spoon to scrape the drippings into the gravy.  Whisk with a fork until smooth and then add in the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.

  6. Add the hamburger steak patties back into the gravy and warm for 5 minutes and then serve. 


  1. Jen March 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Yum! I make something just like this all the time, but never thought to add the onion. That sounds delicious!

    1. Kelly Bejelly March 22, 2017 at 6:13 am

      Yep! I makes an amazing difference! Enjoy hun.

  2. Jane P March 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Thanks for the mention Kelly!

    1. Kelly Bejelly March 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Of course hun! Thanks for your support in creating this book!

  3. Renee March 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Oh gosh this is genius! Ground beef is so much cheaper than steak so I always have it on hand. This ebook is going to be such a great resource for so many people! Thank you!

  4. Teajaejae March 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    This looks so delicious can’t wait to try it ????????

  5. Kelly @ The Nourishing Home March 27, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    YUMMY! This looks like such a delicious hearty meal, sweet friend! Thank you for sharing and for all you do to help us live healthier, one tasty bite at a time! xoxo

  6. Allison Wojtowecz March 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This is the PERFECT home-cooking type of meal I love!!

  7. Donna March 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    This looks utterly delicious, and really easy to make, a winning combo in my books! Thanks for sharing

  8. Michele Spring March 28, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    This is totally a comforting, childhood reminiscent kind of meal. I will definitely have to try this and soon!

  9. Katja March 28, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    That’s what I call a real comfort food meal. I need to make this! YUM!!

  10. Anya March 30, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Hah! Grated onion totally adds so much flavor to ground meat. It also makes it more tender and juicy. Love this recipe!

  11. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish March 30, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Oh my goodness, that gravy!!! I am a HUGE gravy fan and this looks amazing! I love that you use cassava flour in the gravy and the grated onion in the hamburger steak is such a great idea! I bet this is a real family pleasing meal.

  12. Melissa March 31, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Looks delish! Ihave this on our weekend menu but what can I use to replace the cassava? I don’t have any but I have potato starch, arrowroot and corn starch and a gluten free flour mix. Thanks!

  13. Kari Peters March 31, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve never thought to add grated onion before, that’s such an awesome idea, I bet it adds and incredible amount of flavor!

  14. Stacey Crawford April 1, 2017 at 9:53 am

    This looks hearty and tasty! I love anything with gravy!

  15. Cristina Curp April 2, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Love this recipe! Reminds me of Moco Loco a traditional Hawaiian dish! Yum!

  16. Mark April 2, 2017 at 11:22 am

    If anyone ever wants to surprise me with a meal, this is exactly what they should cook. Omg just so perfect, looks delicious! Saved and will be cooking it every day for the rest of my life, thank you!

  17. ChihYu April 2, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Love hamburgers especially the brown gravy looks simply amazing. What an awesome meal !

  18. Vanessa Woozley April 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    A great twist on meatballs, I must try using cassava flour for sauces I’ve only used it in baking so far.

  19. Becky Winkler April 2, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    This sounds delicious! I’m all about quick comfort food!

  20. Jessica DeMay April 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    This is pure comfort food! It looks so delicious and I love how easy it is!

  21. Holley April 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    This recipe looks like a great weeknight dinner! Thanks for sharing with us!

  22. Hannah Healy April 2, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    This comfort food at it’s finest. Thanks so much for sharing such a heart-warming recipe.

  23. Carrie Forrest April 2, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I love that you are paying such a lovely tribute to your friend and childhood with this recipe. May this recipe grace dinner tables across America.

  24. Amy April 2, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I love that this meal ca be made in no time! My kids will love this!

  25. Georgie April 3, 2017 at 5:49 am

    I don’t eat meat but this sounds lovely. My kids would gobble this up in an instant!

  26. Rachel April 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Nom! I think onion would really make a difference, yeah.


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