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Instant Pot Southern Hamburger Steaks

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Seasoned beef patties with mushroom and onion brown gravy. They are full of flavor and taste so good served over mashed potatoes. 



For the hamburger steak patties:

  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp crumbled bacon
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 2 Tbsp dehydrated onion flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour

For the gravy:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp Better than Bouillon Beef Base
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour


  1. In a mixing bowl add the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, bacon, seasoned salt, onion flakes, garlic powder and pepper. Use clean hands to combine the mixture. Form into 4 larger patties or 6 small patties. Press to flatten.
  2. Sprinkle the ¼ cup of flour on a plate. Lightly dredge the patties in the flour. Set aside.
  3. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in olive oil, onions and mushrooms. Saute for about 5 minutes. Scrape pan so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot. 
  4. Place the patties on top of the mushrooms. Pour the water into the pot over the patties. Add in the beef base and Worcestershire sauce.  
  5. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 1 minute. When time is up let pot sit for at least 5 minutes before moving the valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  6. In a little jar add the milk and flour. Put the lid on the jar and shake well until the flour and mix are a smooth, combined mixture. 
  7. Move the patties out of the pot and place on a plate. 
  8. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. Add the flour mixture into the pot and stir until gravy has thickened.
  9. Serve gravy over the hamburger steaks. Serve with mashed potatoes, if desired.  
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot