Hamburger and Ketchup Gravy Recipe

This hamburger and ketchup gravy recipe is very simple but tastes out of this world! It is a home-style dish that’s made for the dining table. The secret to this hamburger recipe is the simmering! When the gravy simmers for a while, the flavors blend to make a thick sweet gravy. Serve with noodles and biscuits.

Hamburger and Ketchup Gravy Recipe

How To Make Hamburgers and Ketchup Gravy

Classic-style hamburger patties with an interesting ketchup gravy to go along with it.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins


  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp steak seasoning, or to taste
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 4 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, large, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water, or as needed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


  1. Mix the ground beef, 1 cup ketchup, bread crumbs, onion powder, steak seasoning, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Form into small fat hamburger patties, or meatballs.
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Place the patties in the skillet and cook until browned on both sides.
  5. Remove patties and transfer to a plate, then melt the butter in the same pan and saute the onions.
  6. In the same pan, slowly stir together the remaining ketchup and water if the mixture seems thin, add a bit more ketchup, or if it is thick, add more water.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  8. Return the patties to the pan, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. Stir after 30 minutes, and if the gravy is still thin, continue simmering with the lid off until the gravy thickens.
  10. Transfer to a serving plate then add more ketchup gravy and a garnish of chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 21g
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  • Calcium: 71mg
  • Calories: 471kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Cholesterol: 88mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 633mg
  • Protein: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 994mg
  • Trans Fat: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 556IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
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