Chicken Fried Steak Burgers with Vidalia Onion Gravy

chicken fried steak burgers onion gravy recipe vidalia sweet hamburger Creamy sweet onion gravy smothered over a chicken fried steak burger patty, topped with crispy French fried onions and sandwiched between two toasted onion rolls.  The ultimate “comfort burger”!

Another dish inspired by our family vacation to the South last Summer.  A beloved, traditional Southern dish is chicken-fried steak smothered in gravy.  Sweet onions, like Vidalia onions (a treasure of the South), make for an especially wonderful gravy.  I had a craving for a burger and, being that it’s the middle of Winter right now, I wanted a meal that would satisfy that craving and also be a warming comfort dish.  And so the idea of these Chicken Fried Steak Burgers with Vidalia Onion Gravy was born.

Equipped with some quality organic ground beef from Organic Prairie I went to work and within 30 minutes were were enjoying these marvelous Southern-style burgers. The burgers are breaded and fried and then slow-simmered in a creamy sweet onion gravy. The chicken fried burger steaks are then transferred to toasted onion rolls, piled high with that luscious onion gravy, and sprinkled with crispy French fried onions for added flavor and texture. Oh my.  Yes, very oh my.  Dig in folks, it’s burgers a la Southern Style!

Chicken Fried Steak Burgers Note, vidalia onions are a sweet onion grown in the South, but you can substitute Walla Walla onions. Let’s get to work! Combine the flour, cornstarch and seasonings.  Reserve 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 1 Lightly sprinkle the patties with some salt and pepper. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 2 Dredge the patties in the flour mixture to coat on both sides. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 3Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 4 Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and then add the patties. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 5 While the patties are frying you can prep the onions. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 6 Fry those luscious burger patties until they’re generously browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.  Transfer the patties to a warmed oven. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 7 Add the onions to the skillet and cook until soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 8 Add the reserved seasoned flour mixture to the onions and cook for another minute. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 9 Add the beef broth and milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps.  Increase the heat and bring it to a boil, deglazing the bottom of the pan, scraping up any browned bits. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 10 Reduce the heat to low and simmer for a couple of minutes until the gravy is thickened.  Look at that lusciousness. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 11 Add the chicken-fried burger steaks, nestling them in the gravy, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to the gravy to taste. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 12 Place the chicken-fried burger steaks on the bottom of each toasted onion roll. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 13 Spoon some gravy over each burger steak. Chicken Fried Steak Burgers prep 14 Top with French-fried onions and enjoy! Chicken Fried Steak Burgers

Chicken Fried Steak Burgers with Vidalia Onion Gravy
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 hamburger beef patties
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large Vidalia or other sweet onion (such as Walla Walla), cut in half and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 4 large onion rolls, lightly toasted
  • 1 (4 oz) jar French fried onions
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour, cornstarch, and all the seasonings in a shallow bowl. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the seasoned flour. Dredge the hamburger patties in the remaining flour mixture to coat on all sides.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the patties to the pan and cook, turning once, until well browned, about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a warm oven.
  3. Cook the onions in the same pan until soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add the reserved 3 tablespoons of seasoned flour, stir to combine, and cook for 1 minute. Add the beef broth and the milk, increase the heat, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Bring to a boil and deglaze the bottom of the pan, loosening any browned bits. Reduce the heat to low, nestle the chicken fried steak patties in the gravy, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Taste the gravy and add salt and pepper according to taste.
  4. Place the chicken fried patties on the bottom of each onion roll, top with some Vidalia Onion Gravy, and sprinkle with some French fried onions. Place the top hamburger bun on top. Serve immediately.

Chicken Fried Steak Burgers

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11 Responses

  1. wrote on

    Over the top, incredible! My guys will flip out for these!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thanks so much, Milisa! I’ve always been a gravy fanatic – the running joke in my family is “Kimberly, would you like some potatoes with your gravy?” – and so it only stood to reason that one day I’d have to make burgers SMOTHERED in gravy :) Thanks so much for visiting!!

  2. Frank Mosher

    wrote on

    Who in the civilized world, still uses canned fried onions? Daring Gourmet???

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Hey, when given the choice – spend an hour to make my own, using up a gallon of oil for deep frying – or open up a jar of superbly crispy, top-quality fried onions imported from Holland…nothing uncivilized about that, Frank.

      • wrote on

        These burgers look incredible!!! Lol, I’d go for a jar of “superbly crispy” onions any day! :)

        • The Daring Gourmet

          wrote on

          Tori, you uncivilized heathen, you! ;) Thanks for the compliment – these burgers were soooo yummy!

  3. wrote on

    Have mercy. This is one of the best looking burgers I’ve ever seen! I want it right NOW. I’m sharing it, and we’d love for you to on over to link it up at Saturday Night Fever too if you’d like :)

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thanks so much, Andi! Your weekly Saturday Night Fever parties sound fabulous – thanks for the invite! Best, Kimberly

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