Quick Marinated Hamburger Steaks (with onion & mushroom gravy)

These Quick Marinated Hamburger Steaks with Onion and Mushroom Gravy is one of my favorite meals – and my 9 year old son’s too! Both of us just can’t get enough of that gravy, y’all.

You can also make this recipe without the gravy and serve them atop a hamburger bun for one flavorful burger!

Quick Marinated Hamburger Steaks with Onion Mushroom Gravy and potatoes

Usually when I make burgers or hamburger steaks, I purchase ground chuck in the store and add my own seasonings and what not to it to flavor them up before cooking. Well, sometimes those pre-formed burger patties are on sale or in the reduced case for cheaper than ground chuck – and when I see them, I snatch them up so I can make these Marinated Hamburger Steaks.

Wait, what? You can marinate hamburger steaks/pre-formed burgers? 

Yup, you sure can! It’s a fast and delicious way to add some flavor dimension to your pre-formed burger patties. It only takes 30 minutes to marinate too, so it’s a quick process for sure.

How do you make the burger marinade?

There is a full video at the bottom of this post of me in my kitchen (guest starring my gravy loving 9 year old son!) cooking this recipe if you’re interested!

Ok, so I cheat a little. I do use a marinade to make a marinade – but stay with me here. 😉 I had a few other ingredients to it to ‘jazz’ it up a little. For those who have followed me a while, y’all know how much I love me some Allegro marinade

Here’s what you need to make the marinade.

  • Allegro marinade
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper

You simply just mix it all together with a whisk or a fork – then pour it over your raw burger patties. I place mine in a casserole dish first, and then pour the marinade on top of them. This will sit on the burgers for just 30 minutes, flipping halfway through so that each side marinates for 15 minutes.

Once the marinating is done, drain the burgers from it and cook them on each side until they have reached the doneness that you desire. You may want to drain some of the marinade from the skillet as they are cooking as it drains from the beef but it’s not necessary. It’s all about personal preference with that one. I do drain some of it because I like to have a little bit of char to my beef on the outside. I just love that flavor.

Quick Marinated Hamburger Steaks with Onion Mushroom Gravy

Here’s a video tutorial of me in my kitchen making this recipe! Below the video, you can find the printable recipe.

I hope that you love this recipe as much as we do! Try serving it alongside my favorite mashed potatoes!

Quick Marinated Hamburger Steaks with Onion Mushroom Gravy


  • 4 to 6 preformed burger patties (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup Allegro original marinade
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 pats butter

For the onion & mushroom gravy

  • 1 large onion sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • black pepper to taste
  • garlic powder (optional) to taste
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth


  • Combine the Allegro marinade, worcestershire sauce, olive oil, pepper, and garlic powder in a measuring cup. This will make 1 cup of marinade. Place the preformed burger patties into a casserole dish & pour the marinade over top. Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Drain the marinade from the burgers. Heat a skillet on medium high heat & add the butter to it to melt. Cook the burgers on each side for a few minutes until they have reached the doneness that you desire, draining off additional marinade that accumulates in the pan as need be. Remove the burgers from the pan and set aside. Serve on a bun as a burger or continue on to make the gravy.

To make the gravy:

  • Add the onions to the pan and season with salt. Then, add the mushrooms. Season with pepper to taste. You can also season it with garlic powder to taste if you'd like. Cook, on medium high heat, until the onions and mushrooms have started to caramelize. If you need to add more fat, add another pat or two of butter.
  • Once the mushrooms and onions have cooked through, sprinkle in 1/3 cup of all purpose flour. This is going to thicken your gravy. Let it cook for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add in the beef broth, one cup at a time. Cook while stirring until the gravy has thickened.
  • Add the hamburger patties back to the pan. Cover; and cook on medium low heat for 7-10 minutes. Serve.
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