Archive for October 15th, 2011

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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