beef dip / sauce

Burger Steak in Mushroom Gravy Sauce

Monday, January 13, 2014Enz F

Burger Steak, one of the favorite dishes found in the menu of most Filipino fast foods, is usually made of juicy pan-fried beef burger patties topped with savory gravy sauce and sliced mushroom buttons. Instead of the usual cheesy macaroni or mashed potato side dishes, it is commonly served with hot steamed rice, making it more Filipinized and a delectable meal among Pinoys

Pinoy adaptation of Salisbury Steak
Though it is not really an original Filipino delicacy (as it is more similar to American Salisbury Steak, they only vary in some ingredients), it has gained a huge following and popularity along with other food chain choices in the likes of spaghetti, pancit palabok, fried chicken, lumpia and sandwiches. It is also no wonder that it has established a good position in the Filipino fast food industry owing to the excellent marketing strategy, and affordability and accessibility to the greater mass. Here is a nice and simple recipe that you and your loved ones can enjoy.
Burger Steak in Mushroom Gravy Sauce
Number of servings: 6 to 7
(Printer-friendly recipe)

INGREDIENTS:
For the burger patties
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, minced
  • ½ cup fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
For the mushroom sauce
  • 2 tbsps. cooking oil
  • 1 small white onion, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh or canned button mushrooms
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 tbsps. flour, diluted in 3 tbsps. water
  • 2 tbsps. soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste

PROCEDURE:
  1. In a bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, bell pepper, tomatoes, parsley, salt and ground black pepper. Mix thoroughly until well blended.
  2. Create burger patties. Divide the mixture into 6 to 7 equal serving pieces, roll into balls and flatten them on an even surface.
  3. In a frying pan or skillet, heat the cooking oil and fry the patties. Cook each side for 3 minutes or until the colorturns brown. Transfer on a platter lined with paper towel. Set aside.
  4. In the same pan, reduce the cooking oil into 2 tablespoons. Sauté onions and sliced button mushrooms for 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add the beef stock, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Put the diluted flour then stir constantly. Simmer for another 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer the burger patties on a serving plate and douse with hot mushroom gravy sauce. This can be served along with mashed potato or steamed rice. Enjoy!
TIPS FROM ENZ:
  1. To avoid excess oil (as the sauce may already be a bit oily), you may grill or broil the burger patties. This will also add better flavor to your beef patties.
  2. You may keep the patties warm by wrapping them with foil or putting them in a thermo food box while waiting for your mushroom gravy sauce to be done.

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