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As a child, I remember when my parents would want to celebrate. They would go to the store and grab a steak for the grill. However, it was costly to get a steak for the entire family back then so they would grab me a hamburger steak. You may say, well that’s not fair. Honestly, I loved eating hamburger steaks; what child doesn’t love a good hamburger?

I really enjoy recreating meals/dishes that I ate as a kid because it brings back so many memories and these dishes are pure comfort food to me. My kiddos also love a good hamburger steak every once in a while and that just makes me smile!

hamburger on the grill

With this chopped steak I transformed the plain hamburger steak I remembered as a child, to be more adult friendly. The lean ground meat is seasoned and grilled to perfection, topped with sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions for layers of flavor plus it’s easy on the waistline. Yummy! You won’t feel guilty eating this delicious comfort food.

sauteed mushroomscaramalized onions

Since I’m not the biggest fan of raw onions, I just love sauteed, caramelized onions.  Check out my tips for getting the right consistency for sauteed onions without burning them and without using loads of butter:

  • Thinly slice two large sweet onions
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a pan over medium high heat
  • Add onions to pan and coat them with heated olive oil
  • Season onions with sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Lower heat to medium low/low heat
  • Sautee onions for 30 minutes until tender and brown (be sure to consistently stir onions so they don’t stick and burn)
  • You do have to “baby” the onions to get them nice and caramelized

This will become a family favorite and so easy to make. Hope you enjoy!

Homestyle, Chopped Steak

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Serves: 4

Easy dinner that is the perfect comfort meal!
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 8 oz package of sliced portabello mushrooms
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper for taste
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 2 onions sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat gas grill till it reaches 400 degrees
  2. Place ground beef in large bowl and add onion powder. Mix together well
  3. Form beef into 4 patties
  4. Salt and pepper patties on both sides
  5. Grill patties for 6-7 minutes on both sides until slightly pink on inside
  6. Let meat rest while you cook the vegetables
  7. Heat ½ of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  8. Add mushrooms and salt/pepper
  9. Saute until mushrooms have softened and remove onto a plate
  10. Add remaining olive oil and heat over medium-high heat
  11. Add onions with salt and pepper
  12. Sautee onions for 2-3 minutes, lower heat to low
  13. Continue to saute and stir frequently until golden brown and caramelized
  14. Plate the grilled burger and top with mushrooms and onions
  15. Serve with favorite vegetables to complete the meal.

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