Smoked Hamburger Steaks Recipe with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom-Onion Gravy

We know a lot of you out there are eating healthier nowadays, so we put together a recipe that uses lean beef (or extra lean if you choose). Okay, we know this isn't the healthiest meal, but it's healthier than our Better Breakfast Barbecued "Baconator" recipe - which you have to admit, was delicious. Life is about balance. This original recipe is created by Andrew Plaza from the award-winning competitive barbecue team, Double Aces

Smoked Burger Steak Recipe with Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe


Ingredients Smoked Hamburger Steaks Recipe with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom-Onion Gravy:

  • 2 lb. Ground Beef (lean or extra lean)
  • 1 tbsp. Back Eddy’s Seasoning Salt + ½ tsp for green beans
  • 1 tbsp. Motley Que Brisket Fixx
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 12 oz. Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 6 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 pkg. Fresh Whole Green Beans
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • ½ Stick Butter
  • 4 tbsp Milk
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 pkg. of Brown Gravy Mix (McCormick brand)
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Water


Smoked Hamburger Steak Recipe

Smoked Hamburger Steaks Recipe with Mushroom and Onion Gravy:

STEP 1: Pre-heat your favourite smoker to 325°F -  we're using our lovely Yoder Smoker YS640s

STEP 2: Add one cup of beef broth into a disposable tin pan and place them on the bottom rack of your smoker.

STEP 3: Mix Back Eddy’s Seasoning Salt and Motley Que Brisket Fixx into the ground beef until it becomes well incorporated.

Back Eddys Seasoning Salt on Ground BeefMotley Que Brisket Fixx on Ground Beef Burger RecipeSeason Ground Beef and Mix Well


STEP 4: Form the ground beef into perfectly round ¼ pound patties using the good ol' reliable Big Boy Burger Binder.

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Watch a quick video on how to use the Big Boy Burger Binder (1:48)


STEP 5: Place your hamburger steaks on your grill and cook for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 130°F. Make sure to place the hamburger over the tin pan to capture any juicy drippings that we can use for gravy later.  

Side Note: Use the Brander Sidekick Digital Thermometer or another instant read thermometer to double check the temperature. 

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STEP 6: While the burgers are cooking, you can use this time to get started on your mashed potatoes. First, rinse then dice the potatoes.

Diced Potatoes for Hamburger SteaksMashed Potato and Gravy Recipe


STEP 7: Put your diced potatoes in a pot, cover it with water, and add a pinch of salt.

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STEP 8: Place the pot of potatoes on the stove or side burner and boil it until your potatoes become tender enough to easily pierce with a fork.

STEP 9: Drain the potatoes in a colander. 

Drain your potatoes for mashed potatoes


STEP 10: Now, put your potatoes back into the pot you just emptied and add your sour cream, milk, butter, and garlic.  

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STEP 11: Mash the potatoes until they're creamy and smooth. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Keep them warm until they're ready to serve.

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STEP 12: In a large pan over medium heat, add olive oil, then sauté sliced onions and sliced mushrooms. Cook until onions brown and mushrooms are tender. 

 Sliced Onions for Burger RecipeSliced Mushrooms for Burger Recipe

STEP 12: At this point, the hamburger steaks should reach an internal temperature of 130°F (double check with your Brander Sidekick Thermometer), making them ready to take off your barbecue. Carefully transfer them to a clean barbecue-safe pan to rest.

 Hamburger patties on Yoder with instant read thermometerHamburger Steak Recipe with Mushroom Gravy Recipe


STEP 13: Now take your pan of juicy drippings and measure out one cup's worth. Add to a small pot with 1 additional cup of water and the 2 packages of Gravy Mix. Whisk as needed and follow package directions.

Side Note: If you are short on juice/drippings, you can replace the difference with water).

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STEP 14: Take your hamburger steaks and top them with the onions and mushrooms, then pour the gravy over nice and evenly.

    STEP 15: Place your green beans in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and season with 1/2 tsp. Back Eddy’s Seasoning Salt. Once mixed, place green beans atop the Brander T-Topper Grill Topper.

    STEP 16: While you have your grill lid open, place your mouthwatering hamburger steaks in with the green beans. Clean up your drool, then cook both items for about 10-12 minutes.


    STEP 17: To serve: place a mound of your garlic mashed potatoes on a plate, top with the hamburger steak and plenty of mushroom & onion gravy. Add the green beans to the side and enjoy.

    Finished Hamburger Steak Recipe with Garlic Potatoes Recipe and Mushroom Gravy Recipe 


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    Recipe written by barbecue enthusiast Andrew Plaza. Follow him on Instagram for more barbecue goodness by clicking here.


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