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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Murphy's Hot Hamburger

Have you ever seen a recipe post (with a picture of course) and said to yourself...Holy CRAP that looks GOOOOD!!!  Well, if not, you are missing out, because the true fun is seeing if you can duplicate the recipe that made you say that!  This was one of those recipes for me (my picture might not have the effect on you, but trust me..this is fantastic).  I saw it and my mouth instantly watered.  I knew, without a doubt that Chris would enjoy it, so there was no problem there.  It turned out to be just what I wanted.  It was just the type of meal you'd find in a small little hole in the wall dinner.  It was a down home, Midwest style meal and it was gone in 60 seconds.  LOL  Ok, ok.. it took us longer then that, but it sure did seem like it was over that quick.  The great thing about this recipe is, it's simple and takes no time at all.  Actually, the most time you put into is just waiting for the potatoes to cook.  Once you get the hamburger patties on the skillet it's about 10-20 minutes and it's ready for your plate.  Now, I don't know where Murphy's is or anything about it for that matter..but what I do know is they make (or made) this dish...and well.. now I also know that Murphy's RULES!!

By the way... I use Wondra flour in can just use regular all purpose flour, but if you want something that is less likely to cause lumps.. you have got to invest in this....

(You won't be disappointed!!)

Murphy's Hot Hamburger
Adapted from Alisha, Tasty
1 pound Ground Beef (I used 80/20)
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt 
2-3 Tablespoons Wondra flour (or all purpose flour)
1 - 14 Oz. Can Beef Broth OR 2 Cups Water With Beef Bouillon 
2-3 whole Large Potatoes
1 Tablespoon Oil, Or As Needed
Cayenne pepper
Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

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 30-45 minutes or until golden and crispy.

In a mixing bowl, mix hamburger, garlic, seasoned salt, onion powder, and pepper. Mix well with hands. Form 4 large patties. 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.
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. Enjoy!


Andrea said...

Holy CRAP that sounds good! I love gravy soaked fries, this is making my mouth water. Why isn't it dinner time yet?

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Wondra is the best!! And your pic did the trick in making me want to eat this right now. What a great old fashioned supper!