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Skillet hamburgers with homemade mushroom gravy is a delicious and comforting meal that's perfect for any night of the week. The juicy burgers are cooked in a cast-iron skillet and then smothered in a homemade creamy, savory mushroom gravy.

Easy to make and ready in about 30 minutes! Serve this recipe over noodles or creamy mashed potatoes. The perfect recipe to add to your weekly meal plan maybe even every week!

Let me show you how to get dinner on the table on nights you think you're too busy to cook.

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Today I'm sharing with you a recipe that I make quite often and finally remembered to take photos the last time we had this for dinner. Hamburgers with mushroom gravy is a recipe my family really enjoys for dinner and I really enjoy making because it is so easy!

I usually make the hamburgers in my cast iron grill pan and make the gravy in a separate cast iron pan. And then add the hamburgers to the other cast iron pan with the gravy to continue cooking and marry the flavors together.

Seems like a little extra work, but you can't beat the flavor of hamburgers cooked in a cast iron grill pan and you can't really make a good gravy with a grill pan.

This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2018 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!

Table of Contents
  • Tips for Making the Hamburgers
  • 🛒Helpful Kitchen Tools
  • 📋Ingredients
  • 🥣Instructions
  • Before You Begin!
  • 🌟Try these recipes next...
  • 💬 Comments

Tips for Making the Hamburgers

  • I think the secret to making this hamburgers with mushroom gravy recipe is using a cast iron grill pan. If you've never used a cast iron pan or don't really know how to properly clean one, make sure you read my post on using cast iron pans. I was pretty clueless when it came to using cast iron, but it's all I use now!
  • For the "picky" kids who don't like mushrooms, you can make the whole recipe first and then remove their hamburger with a little gravy and then add the mushrooms for those who like mushrooms.
  • Here's a little secret: I don't like mushrooms! But I still enjoy this recipe!
  • This recipe will make 6 hamburger patties.

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  • Ground Beef - I like to use a mixture of 80/20 mixture.
  • Onion; finely chopped
  • Water
  • Fresh Parsley; chopped
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Beef broth
  • Mushrooms; you can use fresh or canned


Step 1 | Make the Hamburger Patties

  • In a bowl, combine the ground beef, chopped onion, chopped parsley, Worcestershire sauce and water.
  • Form the patties and place on a baking tray lined with either aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • If you have time, place the tray in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before cooking.
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Step 2 | Cooking Instructions

  • Cook in a large cast iron skillet over medium to high heat for about 4 - 5 minutes on each side.
  • Check with a digital meat thermometer for the internal temperature reads 165°F and the juices run clear.
  • Remove the cooked patties from the pan to a plate and keep warm while you prepare the gravy.
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Step 3 | Make the Homemade Mushroom Gravy

  • In the same skillet, melt the butter.
  • Then stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes.
  • Stir in the beef broth and allow the mixture to come to a boil to thicken.
  • Finally add the mushrooms and continue to cook for a few minutes.
  • Season the gravy with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Add the cooked hamburger patties back to the pan. Spoon some of the mushroom gravy on top.
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Step 4 | Serving Tips

  • You can serve hamburgers with mushroom gravy over buttered egg noodles or buttered rice tastes amazing too.
  • If your family loves potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes are amazing. Try making my recipe for Company Mashed Potatoes to serve alongside this recipe.
  • Baked potatoes are really delicious too. Especially if you pour some of that mushroom gravy on top!

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Hamburgers with Homemade Mushroom Gravy

Yield: 6 hamburger patties

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

An easy recipe for weeknight dinners. Hamburger patties in a homemade mushroom gravy served over buttered noodles or creamy mashed potatoes.


For the Hamburger Patties:

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

For the Mushroom Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 jar of mushrooms; drained


  1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, chopped parsley, Worcestershire sauce and water.
  2. Form the patties and cook in a large skillet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  3. Remove the hamburger patties from the skillet, set aside and keep warm.
  4. In the same skillet, melt the butter.
  5. Add the flour and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the beef broth and bring to a boil. Continue to stir until the gravy is thick
  7. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Add the hamburger patties to the gravy and keep warm until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 364Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 442mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 32g

The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.

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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2014 with new photos, information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!

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  1. Audrey Stewart says

    I will be making this on this cold Saturday afternoon. I love your recipes.


    • Lois says

      Thank you for the BEST comment I've had in awhile. Hope you enjoy the recipe and it's not too cold where you are!


  2. Maronda says

    Do you season the egg noodles with just butter?


  3. Kathleen Rizzuto says

    I don't have jarred mushrooms, but fresh. I'm assuming that's ok, so I should saute the mushrooms first n olive oil or should it b made with jarred or canned?


    • Lois says

      Yes, I would cook the mushrooms for a little bit in some butter. Then once they're cooked, continue with the recipe to make the gravy. Thank you for visiting!


  4. Made In a Day says

    Looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up at #MerryMonday!


  5. Cathy Carroll says

    I think my family would gobble these up in no time. Pinning it. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy


  6. Cindy Jamieson says

    Mmmm, these hamburgers really look like something my family would love to dig into! You are being featured by me this week, over at Simple Supper Tuesday. We hope you can join us again, starting Monday night at 8pm 🙂


  7. Michelle Nahom says

    Looks like the perfect comfort food dinner and I think my kids would like it...although two don't like mushrooms, so more for me and my son that does like them. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and wishing you a wonderful 2015!


  8. Kimberly Lewis says

    Oh yum! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls


  9. Blair Lonergan says

    Pinned! These look delicious, and I know that my family would love them. Have a great weekend. 🙂


  10. Diane Balch says

    This is the kind of meal my son loves. Please bring this by Weekend Bites today.. it will be a favorite.


  11. malia STURGEON says

    This sounds so good! I do a similar meal with steak but this sounds way faster and still super tasty. Pinned 🙂


  12. Lysa Wilds says

    Oh my gosh! This looks and sounds absolutely DELISH! Thank you for sharing with all of us on the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday.

    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Lysa ~ Co-Host


  13. Lady Jane says

    Yum.... I cheat and use packaged gravy mix but will be trying this for sure.


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What can you cook burgers on to get the juices to come out and form a crust as they congeal? ›

I prefer to cook burgers on a very hot cast iron frying pan or griddle because of the crust that forms, but if you don't have cast iron or you prefer the flavor of an outdoor grill, other pans and outdoor grills works great as well. Heat the frying pan until very hot over medium-high or high heat.

What temperature is hamburger steak done? ›

Check the patties with an instant-read thermometer to ensure the meat is cooked to the minimum safe temperature of 160 F.

What's the difference between Salisbury steak and hamburgers and gravy? ›

Salisbury steak traditionally calls for ground sirloin, which is a lean cut of beef known for its tenderness. On the other hand, hamburger steak can be made with pretty much any cut of beef, including chuck, round, or a bit of both. Ideally, cuts with slightly more fat content are used to retain moisture while cooking.

What is real gravy made from? ›

Gravy is a sauce often made from the juices of meats that run naturally during cooking and often thickened with corn starch or other thickeners for added texture.

What is the secret to juicy hamburgers? ›

Choose mince that is from the leg meat. The meat from these cuts has more fat, and it's therefore more flavourful and moist. You can also add finely chopped bacon to increase that juicy texture. Otherwise, using whole breast or thigh cuts of chicken instead of using mince can give you a juicier result.

What does baking soda do to hamburgers? ›

How Baking Soda Improves Ground Beef. Baking soda acts as a tenderizer for ground beef, keeps it moist during cooking, and encourages deep browning by raising the acidity level of the surface of the meat. Simply add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 pound of ground beef for more tender meat with better browning.

How do you make burgers taste amazing? ›

10 Tips for Better Burgers | The Food Lab
  1. Use Freshly Ground Beef.
  2. Keep Everything Really Cold.
  3. Don't Futz With Your Meat.
  4. Do Not Salt Beef Until Patties Are Formed.
  5. Form Matters.
  6. Season Liberally.
  7. Flip Your Burger as Often as You Like.
  8. Use a Thermometer.

What to season burgers with? ›

Herbs: Parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano are favorites with beef, while mint, dill and cilantro are also popular with other proteins. Fresh herbs are excellent mixed into ground meat while dried herbs are the best choice for sprinkling on top.

How do you tell if a hamburger is done without a thermometer? ›

A rare burger will feel soft, like the fleshy area between your thumb and palm when your hand is flat. The more cooked the burger, the firmer it will feel. Press your thumb to your ring finger on one hand and feel that same part of your hand between the thumb and palm; that's what a medium burger should feel like.

When to flip a burger? ›

We do recommend letting the patty cook for at least 3 to 4 minutes before giving it a first flip, to give the meat time to sear. Otherwise, the patty may start to fall apart. After that, however, you can flip it once and be done, or flip it as often as you like, trying to get both sides to cook and brown evenly.

How do you know when burgers are done? ›

Color is not a reliable indicator of doneness, so the only way to be sure that hamburgers are cooked safely is to use a food thermometer. Ground beef is safe when cooked to an internal temperature of 160 °F as measured with a food thermometer.

What is beef gravy made of? ›

Ingredients & Cooking

1/4 cup butter. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour. 2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth. 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules.

What part of the animal is gravy beef? ›

Gravy beef is a cut that comes from three main areas; the hind leg and the front leg (also known as shin) plus the neck area. It is rich in flavour and is traditionally used with the bone in for excellent stews and soups.

Is there a difference between brown gravy and beef gravy? ›

What is the difference between brown gravy and beef gravy? A brown gravy comes from any brown stock, whereas beef gravy always comes from beef stock specifically. In other words, all beef gravy is a brown gravy but not all brown gravy is beef gravy.

What is the difference between beef stock and beef gravy? ›

Gravy is an actual finished product. You might make it from stock, but it will have other things in it - seasoning, maybe flour to thicken it, you might reduce it down to make it less thin and concentrate the flavour… it is a finished sauce that you would serve with meat. You wouldn't give people just stock.


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