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Hamburger Steak

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This hamburger steak is classic Southern comfort food! This one-pan meal is paleo, whole30, and AIP.


Units Scale

For the hamburger

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil

For the gravy 

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or you can use the fat from the burgers)
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp mustard (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley, for topping


  1. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and form into 4-5 burgers.
  2. Heat the avocado oil over medium heat in a large pan and add the burgers. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 160-165 F. Set aside, leaving at least 2 tbsp of fat in the pan (adding more if needed).
  3. Saute the onion slices for 5-6 minutes or until soft. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  4. Combine the broth, coconut aminos, mustard, apple cider vinegar, arrowroot starch and seasonings in a bowl and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the pan and reduce the heat, allowing to thicken for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Once the gravy is thick, add the burgers back to the pan and spoon the gravy over the burgers. Serve topped with chopped parsley!


All nutrition facts are estimations.

The arrowroot does add a small amount of carbs. If keto/low carb, feel free to omit if desired and reduce the sauce further.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: One pan meals
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: hamburger steak