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Hamburger Steaks with Onions Peppers and Mushrooms

In this post I’ll be sharing the recipe for Hamburger Steaks with Onions, Peppers, and Mushrooms.

I don’t know about you friend, but we had hamburger steaks a lot growing up. Ground beef has always been a favorite ingredient for family meals because it can be used to create a variety of budget friendly meals.

With food prices rising so fast, I am sure that myself along with you, are looking for ways to keep our grocery budgets under control.

We still enjoy hamburger steaks occasionally. Sometimes with simple seasonings and the tasty sautéed onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. Other times smothered in gravy. We love hamburger steaks in country gravy, mushroom gravy or onion gravy. They’re all delicious!

Some folks prefer hamburger steaks without gravy so that is what this hamburger steak recipe is all about.

If mama didn’t make gravy we would drown the hamburger steak in Worcestershire Sauce, A1 steak sauce, or ketchup.

White platter of hamburger steaks on a bed of mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables

Doesn’t that look delicious? It’s amazing how good some hamburger patties can make a great meal.

Y’all, I try to stick with just the recipe in my post, but I have to share a funny story with you. Years ago, my sister in law and I were having lunch. It was one of those kind of places that you go for a burger.

I ordered a cheeseburger and when it was time for her to order, she ordered a hamburger steak on a bun. Y’all, I busted out laughing! I couldn’t help myself. In fact, I still laugh out loud every time I think about that lunch order.

My sister in law went on to say to our server that she ordered that because the ground beef was better for the hamburger steaks than burgers. It ended up that those hamburger patties were the same ole thing.

That’s not the only hilarious lunch story with her that I could share, but I’ll save those for another time.

Easy Hamburger Steak Recipe

one third beef patties made with ground chuck beef on a parchment lined sheet pan

Here’s what you’ll need to make these hamburger steaks with onions, peppers and mushrooms:

  • Ground Beef Patties – I prefer to make my own patties and weigh out the ground beef on my food scale to make 1/3 pound patties then use a plastic burger patty maker to keep them all uniform, so that they cook evenly. 
  • Seasonings – Kosher Salt, Cracked Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and a few dashes of McCormick Chili Powder. I’ll add the amounts that I use in the recipe card, but of course adjust seasonings to suit your own taste.
  • Sliced Onions – I like to use a sweet onion, preferable Vidalia, when they are in season.
  • Sliced Bell Peppers – I used a green pepper because that seems to be the classic go to for hamburger steaks, but any color of bell pepper will work just fine.
  • Mushrooms – hubs loves mushrooms so I use a lot of them. Baby Bella or white button mushrooms will work fine. I seem to prefer the Baby Bella, also called cremini, and leave the small ones whole. If you have larger mushrooms then give them a rough chop or slice. 

Depending on whether you are using a lean ground beef or an 80/20 mix, like ground chuck, you may need a little cooking oil. 

As you can see, this is a recipe of simple ingredients to create a cost friendly hearty meal.

Hamburger Steak Recipe No Gravy

Vegetables for chopped steak

Prepping some the day before makes this easy recipe meal even easier. The day before I clean the mushrooms and slice up the peppers and refrigerate them. Onions are best sliced fresh.

I also form the ground beef patties and place them on a parchment lined sheet pan then cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed. Add the seasonings just before cooking.

The Secret to Good Hamburger Steaks

seasoned ground beef patty

To make the best hamburger steaks, you must season the meat well. See how I’ve seasoned those patties?

There’s no need to go mixing seasonings into the meat then forming the patties either. Seasoning the outside of both sides gets the job done and puts the flavor where you want it.

That’s a tip that I picked up years ago from none other than Martha Stewart. She was right too! The only time to go mixing stuff up is if you’re making meatloaf or Salisbury steak.

A lot of folks swear that a hamburger steak, or chopped steak, is nothing more than the meat and seasonings. If you go adding stuff like bread crumbs, eggs and other stuff that you’re making something else.

Stove Top Juicy Hamburger Steaks

Seasoned beef patties in a stainless skillet

How to make hamburger steak on the stove top?

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and get it nice and hot. Since I’m using ground chuck, which has more fat and flavor, I added just a teaspoon of oil and brushed it over the bottom of my pan. The meat will release quite a bit of fat so a bunch of oil is not necessary.

Place hamburger steaks into the hot skillet. Cook in batches so that you don’t over-crowd the pan. Reduce to medium heat and cook the meat until the brown is at least halfway up from the bottom before flipping.

How to Make Hamburger Steak

Frying hamburger steaks on the stove top

After you flip the beef patties, finish cooking until they are cooked through. I cook ground beef well. If you prefer yours another way then you can adjust your cooking times as needed.

Transfer the juicy hamburger steaks to a plate and set aside. Remove most of the fat released from the meat during cooking leaving a couple of tablespoons.

Simple Family Meal

skillet sautéing onions, peppers and baby bella mushrooms to deglaze the pan

The next step is to sauté the mushrooms, bell pepper and onions in the pan drippings. Once the vegetables begin to release liquid, use that opportunity to use your spatula to gently scape those yummy bits from the bottom of the pan.

If needed, you can add a tablespoon of water, beef broth or chicken broth to release the brown bits from the pan.

Season the vegetables with a pinch of kosher salt and cracked black pepper and sauté until desired tenderness.

Once the veggies are the way that you want them, push them aside and transfer the hamburger steak patties back to the pan for a minute to heat through.

Hamburger Steaks with Onions Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe

Juicy Hamburger Steaks served on a white platter

What to serve with hamburger steaks?

To make this the ultimate comfort food meal, serve the hamburger steaks with other comfort foods and sides that you enjoy.

Hamburger steaks can be served with French fries, mashed potatoes, cooked white rice, green beans, corn, mac and cheese or anything you might like. The sautéed veggies also count as one of your sides.

The whole family will love these delicious hamburger steaks!

Printable Recipe Card for Hamburger Steaks with Onions Peppers and Mushrooms

Yield: 6 Hamburger Steaks

Hamburger Steaks with Onions Peppers and Mushrooms

Hamburger Steak Recipe topped with sautéed onion, bell peppers and mushrooms - no gravy

You'll love these delicious hamburger steaks with onions, peppers and mushrooms. This is the best hamburger steak recipe without gravy to enjoy with your favorite sides for a meal the whole family will love. These juicy hamburger steaks are budget friendly too.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 pounds Ground Beef ( I used ground chuck, weighed out into six 1/3 pound patties)
  • 2 Large Green Bell Peppers, sliced into strips
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion, sliced
  • 1 pound Mushrooms (I used baby bella)
  • 1½ teaspoon Kosher salt, divided, or to taste
  • 1½ teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper, divided, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ Chili Powder, McCormick
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking Oil, or more if needed if using lean beef


  1. Weighing the beef and forming uniform patties ensures even cooking. Once ingredients are prepped, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the hamburger steaks on both sides using a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of pepper along with the garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder.
  3. Cook the hamburger steaks in a single layer, not over-crowding. Place the ground beef patties into the hot skillet, reduce heat to medium and cook until the browning reaches half way up the bottom of the patty (about 4 minutes).
  4. Carefully flip the hamburger steaks and cook about 4 minutes on the other side until cooked through. Transfer the hamburger patties to a plate and set aside.
  5. Next, remove the excess oil from the pan leaving about 2 tablespoons, then add the sliced bell peppers, sliced onions, and mushrooms. Season the vegetables with the remaining salt and pepper and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. As the juices release from the vegetables, gently scrape the bottom of your pan to release the brown bits to add more flavor to the vegetables.
  6. Next, transfer the vegetables to a plate or push aside and return the hamburger steaks to the hot skillet to warm through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Serve the hamburger steaks smothered in the peppers, onions and mushrooms along with your favorite sides (see post for suggestions)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 475mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 47g

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Saturday 14th of January 2023

Really nice recipe! Just made it for my sister and her husband and they really liked it. Definitely a go to for a classy (but not too intensive) dinner

Julia Jordan

Sunday 15th of January 2023

Thank you! I am so happy that y'all enjoyed the hamburger steak recipe. ~Julia

Miz Helen

Thursday 28th of July 2022

We enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 598. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

Julia Jordan

Friday 29th of July 2022

Thank you so much, Helen!


Friday 15th of July 2022

If you subtract the FUNGUS it should be LARIPEN! Thank You Julia for the idea's. If these food prices get any higher we will all be on bread and gravy!

Julia Jordan

Friday 15th of July 2022

Hahaha! Thanks for stopping by, Kevin!!

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