Burger steak is made of flavorful burger patties that are smothered in a rich and luxurious mushroom gravy sauce. It is a very filling entree often served with mashed potatoes or better, heaps and heaps of rice.
It has been 6 years since I first wrote this Burger Steak post, and no matter how cheesy or wordy it is, even if this kind of post format hurts my SEO or doesn’t agree with the search engine algorithms, I still can’t find it in my heart to delete this story.
A Simple Burger Steak Recipe
Well, of course, this is about Burger Steak. To be exact, it is a copycat of my favorite from Jollibee. The flavorful mushroom gravy, generously coating each meaty and tender beef patty is a delight!
Wouldn’t it be a joy to know that it is also easy to make? Easy prep and only a few ingredients- you are gonna love this for an easy weekday meal.
But also, this is also about one of my favorite stories of me, my kids and my husband. A Valentine’s day story if you will. One that I will always cherish and remember.
Burger Steak and Valentine’s Day
On the morning of Valentine’s day, I teased my husband as he was preparing for work, “Oh, are you bringing Burger Steak takeout later? It’s Valentine’s“
He laughed. I was not really joking.
So I went on with my day as usual. I wasn’t heartbroken. I mean, we could use more practicality and frugality at this point especially now that my maternity leave is about to end. And burger steak? Dear me, that one is so easy to cook. So I did.
Burger steak is one of those dishes that I find so easy to prepare. If you know me well, I hate lots of chopping. With this one, there’s nothing to chop.
In no time, dinner was ready.
As the wonderful aroma from cooking still lingered in our house, I waited for my husband, as well as for my little daughter, who gets picked up from school by her dad. I was getting hungry, and the smell of the burger steak lingering around didn’t help to tame my hunger at all.
As the clock stroked 5:00 pm, I was impatient. My stomach was growling. Where are they? They are usually home about an hour ago. Then it suddenly hit me. Maybe my husband decided to be romantic and bought flowers and chocolates along the way.
So with that thought, I stood up and tidied myself. It was so unappealing to hand roses and chocolates to an unkempt woman, I thought. So I put on a cute pink t-shirt over my tank top, sprayed on some perfume, swiped on some bold red lipstick and brushed down my oily, frizzy hair.
About ten minutes later, I heard the door. I was folding laundry this time while my little baby was dozing in bed, all the folded clothes arranged neatly beside her. Their entrance was unusually silent.
But I hear the rustling of plastic bags as they went upstairs. Soon my eldest daughter stood in front of me, holding a tray of 3 chocolate sundaes and said “Happy Valentine’s day, Mom”, with the shyest smile I have ever seen.
Then came my husband, holding a bucket of fried chicken, a tray of spaghetti, peach mango pies and four, four boxes of burger steak meal from Jollibee. Isn’t it true what they say, to be careful what you wish for?
So needless to say, there was a surplus of burger steak in our house that night, and my home-cooked burger steak was kinda’ pushed to the side.
And I had burger steak for dinner, and breakfast the next morning, for lunch and, again, for dinner the next day and the day after that. And we still had a platter of burger steak which I cooked sitting in the fridge.
It was lovely. Though I am not sure if I will want burger steak again any time soon.
- As I told you, this is a simple dish. You start off by mixing the ground beef together with the spices, salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
- Form patties using your palms. About 2-3 inches thick is perfect. Bu then again, it is up to you. I want mine thick and plump.
- Next, fry the patties in hot oil but only to brown them, not to cook them all the way. Once browned, transfer them to a plate. This browning should take about a minute or so.
- Then in another saucepan, melt butter. Once bubbly add the flour and use a wire whisk to stir the flour in. Continue whisking until the mixture is light brown, like coffee with cream.
- Slowly add the beef broth. Stir regularly until it thickens. Add the mushrooms and let it simmer on low for about 2 minutes.
- Add the browned patties, and allow to simmer on low until the beef is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
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