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open-faced hamburger steak sandwich

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Kathy Sills
Harrisville, MS

Made these for supper a while back, and the whole family loved them.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Many times comfort food consists of hours of cooking. This open-faced hamburger steak sandwich is an easy way to have a home-cooked and comforting meal rather quickly. The hamburger steak is well seasoned and smothered with a beef and mushroom gravy and then topped with slightly caramelized onions. Adding Worchestershire and A1 sauces to the ground beef adds flavor to the hamburgers. Serve over crusty, toasted bread or a bed of rice. 

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 5
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For open-faced hamburger steak sandwich

  • 2 1/4 lb
    lean beef (hamburger meat)
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    A1 sauce
  • 1 can
    beef consomme (10.5 oz)
  • 1/2 c
    diced onion
  • 1/2 md
    onion, cut into thin rings
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 can
    beef gravy (14.5 oz), reserve one tablespoon
  • 8 slice
    Sara Lee classic French bread
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    self-rising flour
  • 1 can
    sliced mushrooms (4 oz)

How To Make open-faced hamburger steak sandwich

Test Kitchen Tips
We could not find Sara Lee's French bread and used their Artesano thicker sliced bread instead.
  • Beef, A1 sauce, Worcestershire, beef gravy, diced onion, salt, and pepper in a bowl
    In a large bowl add the beef, A1 sauce, Worcestershire, reserved beef gravy, diced onion, salt, and pepper.
  • Meat formed into 5 patties.
    Using your hands, knead meat until combined. Make meat into five patties.
  • Frying burgers.
    In a lightly sprayed skillet, cook patties for 5 minutes per side or until your desired doneness!
  • Sauteeing onion rings in oil.
    In a smaller skillet, add a teaspoon of oil and saute onion rings until lightly brown.
  • Cooked onions on a paper towel.
    Drain on a paper towel.
  • Olive oil added to a skillet.
    Once the patties are done, remove them from the skillet and add the 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Cook flour in the skillet.
    Let it get hot. Then add the flour. Scrape the bottom of the skillet to get meat drippings.
  • Consomme and beef gravy added to skillet.
    When the flour is brown, add the consomme and beef gravy. Stir to mix.
  • Mushrooms added to gravy.
    Add the mushrooms.
  • Hamburger patties added to the skillet.
    Put the patties back in the skillet. Use a spoon and coat the meat with the gravy and mushrooms. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Toasting the bread.
    Toast the French bread.
  • Assembling the sandwich.
    Add two slices of bread per plate. Put meat on top of bread. Spoon gravy and mushrooms on top. Garnish with onion rings.