Filipino Burger Steak


For the burger patties

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

For the mushroom gravy

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 quart (4 cups) beef stock
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

To make the burger patties

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, Dijon mustard, onion, garlic, egg, salt and pepper. Mix with a wooden spoon or with your hands until well combined.
  2. Depending on your preferred thickness of the patty, scoop the mixture and shape into a burger patty. This can be done by rolling the mixture into equal-sized balls then flatten them on to a flat surface or using the palms of your hands.
  3. Fry burger patties in a pre-heated pan or grill. Cook each side for 2 to 3 minutes depending on thickness. Continue to fry all your patties, then set aside.

To make the Mushroom gravy

  1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium to high heat. Add the the mushrooms and saute for about 10 minutes or until brown and the mushroom juices evaporate. Stir in flour and reduce the heat to medium, cook for another 3 minutes.
  2. Whisk in 1 cup of beef broth, then add the rest once incorporated. Add the thyme and reduce the heat to low. Let simmer for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle salt and pepper according to taste.
  3. Serve mushroom gravy on top of burger patties. Serve with mashed potatoes or steamed rice.