"Hamburger Steaks" is another one of those recipes that many of us grew up with. I don't know if it's particularly a 'southern thing', but I do know we had it fairly often at our house and I continued on with it in my own family. If they are done right, they are actually quite delicious!
The person who makes the absolute best "Hamburger Steaks" in our family is my sister, who is an excellent southern cook. You know how every cook has those things they are just known for or they make and nobody else's compares? That would be my sister and her "Hamburger Steaks"! So, we went to her for this recipe, and while it's really good, hers still taste better to me...lol!
I did add an optional mushroom and onion topping just because I like it that way! That is just up to you and your families tastes! Here is what you will need:
3 lbs. ground chuck
1/2 cup uncooked oats
1/2 cup water
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce, divided
2 tsp Montreal steak seasoning (or whatever steak seasoning you use)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
4 Tbs. butter, cut in pats
3 cups sliced mushrooms
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
dash of black pepper
dash of garlic powder
Mix the ground chuck, oats, water, eggs, 1 Tbs. of Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning, and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Don't over mix as this can make them dry. Also, use the ground chuck, they are just much tastier when you do.
Shape in oblong shaped patties. This will make 10-12 patties, depending on how big you like them. If you are cooking for a smaller family, you can easily divide this in half. Place them on a foil lined baking sheet or in a 9"x13" baking pan. Sprinkle each with a little garlic powder, add a pat of butter to each and drizzle with the rest of the Worcestershire sauce.
Place in a 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes!
To make the mushroom topping, saute the mushrooms and onions in a skillet in the butter and olive oil until tender. Add the soy sauce and wocestershire sauce. Sprinkle with black pepper and garlic powder.
Serve plain or...
with the Mushroom Topping!