I like to make a good quick meal sometimes and this is one that is not expensive and can feed 2 or 4 depending how you patty up your hamburger steak. The gravy is one I made and tested on my friends and it past the test. Most of the time I use fresh herbs because I have a herb garden but in the winter months I use dried ones because I have them on hand. I always use fresh garlic I truely think it makes a difference in the taste. I also like to cook with recipes that have wine. Wine just gives you that um so good taste like no other. If you don't like the taste of wine you can leave out.
1Prepare the beef by adding all the ingredients and beat the egg first then add to the mixture. Mix well and patty up the steak the way you want it if you want a large one it will make 2 or you can get 4 hand size ones.
2Place on broiler pan and broil in the oven on low broil about 15 minutes per side or until done.
In large skillet add the olive oil over medium heat. Start with the garlic and stir around in the hot oil about 3 minutes do not allow to burn.
4Add the onions and mushrooms to the oil. Add the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning. Stir and cook til tender. The Italian seasoning will be optional if you don't want to repeat the seasong in the gravy since it is in the hamburger. Use 1 Tlbs. I do both but some think it is not needed. I save the left over gravy for biscuits, rice or mashed potatoes so I do include in both the parts of the recipe.
5Add the 1/4 cup dry red wine and allow to cook about 5 minutes longer to incorporate the flavor.
6Sprinkle on the 4 tablespoons of flour. Begin to stir the mixture until combined together like a paste.
7Pour into the mixture the 1/2 cup of heavy cream and stir constantly to mix and thicken. Pour in the 2 cups of beef broth and stir until thick over medium high heat.
8Place the hamburger steak on the plate and serve with mash potatoes or rice. Pour the gravy over the Hamburger Steak and potatoes. Sometimes I make small hamburger steaks and add straight to the gravy and allow it to soak in the gravy for extra flavor.
9The cooking time on the gravy should take about 25 to 30 minutes.