I first read this recipe on The Pioneer Woman’s spin-off website Tasty Kitchen, of which I am a member. Don’t look for my recipes though because I haven’t had time to put any on there. I know, shame on me. There are just too many things that I want to do and not enough time to do them. Forgive me!
Murphy’s is a joint in Pioneer Woman’s hometown and the Hot Hamburger was their specialty. I had read this recipe many times and always thought, “Hey, I need to make that.” I finally did and it was a big hit!
This is definitely comfort food and not diet food, but it is really really good! I served this just like the recipe with a piece of white bread on the bottom with the burger and fries on top of that and the gravy covering everything. Yum-o!!!
1 pound Ground Beef
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
5 Tablespoons Flour
28 oz. Beef Broth
5 whole Large Potatoes
1 Tablespoon Oil, Or As Needed (I used olive oil.)
Salt And Pepper, to taste
Slice potatoes into fries. Place on a large baking sheet. Pour about 1 tablespoon of oil over the fries and toss with fingers to coat evenly. Sprinkle fries with seasoning of choice. I use seasoned salt. Place in the oven. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until golden and crispy. (I covered my baking sheet with foil and then sprayed it with non-stick spray.)
I used my handy-dandy fry cutter and I noticed on Tasty Kitchen that The Pioneer Woman has one just like it. Great minds think alike!! Ha, ha!
In a mixing bowl, mix hamburger, garlic, seasoned salt, onion powder and salt and pepper. Mix well with hands. Form 4 large patties. I like to make really rustic, greasy diner-style patties with no uniform shape. Place in a large preheated skillet over medium heat, preferably one with deep sides. Brown burgers on each side until done.
Remove burgers from the skillet and place on a plate covered in paper towels. Do not drain the grease. Add the flour a tablespoon at a time, stirring with a whisk. You have enough when the grease is all absorbed and the flour mixture gets thick and bubbly. Slowly add the broth a little at a time, whisking constantly. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken. (Note: These are the original instructions. I used very lean beef and had next to no grease so I poured in just a tiny bit of vegetable oil to help with that, probably no more than a teaspoon. I also had to scrape up a little of the black stuff left in the pan. There was a little too much of that and not enough grease.) Season the gravy with a little salt and pepper.
To serve, place an ample amount of fries on the plate. Place a hamburger on top of the fries and cover it all amply in gravy.
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