This recipe is from my great grandmother and is super easy. It is made using bread crumbs, eggs, and hamburger patties. Best served with fried potatoes.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Whisk eggs together in a small bowl. Place bread crumbs on a plate. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Form into 4 patties. Dip burger patties into egg, then press into bread crumbs to coat.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the breaded hamburgers on each side, about 2 minutes per side.

  • Place onion rings in the bottom of a baking dish or casserole dish. Pour in just enough water to cover the bottom, but not cover the onion. Carefully place burgers on top of the onions in the baking dish without touching the water.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until burgers are well done.

Nutrition Facts

420.2 calories; 27.8 g protein; 32 g carbohydrates; 162 mg cholesterol; 570.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
..This was excellent !! - Prepared everything almost like the recipe says. One of the things I did different after reading everyones reviews was - slicing the onion - too many people remarked on the water in the bottom of the pan - so - I cut the onion about an inch thick, then sliced it in half again.Then I spaced the onion in the bottom of the pan so that I could balance the hamburger on top of the onion. I used a glass dish. I also added some cheese - any kind you preferred would work ! I used a blend of mozzarella, provolone, romano, and parmesan. The other thing I did on accident - was I used deer meat. I dont do deer meat- I did that night! Cant wait to try using hamburger ! MY HUSBAND loved it ! Add some fried potato's - I have to admitt it was awesome! Thank you so much! I really enjoy reading what you guys write in about the recipes you try. Thanks! Daygoingraham Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/29/2006
This was not a hit at our house. The burgers were dry and didn't have enough flavor. I may try "tweaking" it to see if I can improve to our liking. Just didn't go off well! :( Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
..This was excellent !! - Prepared everything almost like the recipe says. One of the things I did different after reading everyones reviews was - slicing the onion - too many people remarked on the water in the bottom of the pan - so - I cut the onion about an inch thick, then sliced it in half again.Then I spaced the onion in the bottom of the pan so that I could balance the hamburger on top of the onion. I used a glass dish. I also added some cheese - any kind you preferred would work ! I used a blend of mozzarella, provolone, romano, and parmesan. The other thing I did on accident - was I used deer meat. I dont do deer meat- I did that night! Cant wait to try using hamburger ! MY HUSBAND loved it ! Add some fried potato's - I have to admitt it was awesome! Thank you so much! I really enjoy reading what you guys write in about the recipes you try. Thanks! Daygoingraham Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
..This was excellent !! - Prepared everything almost like the recipe says. One of the things I did different after reading everyones reviews was - slicing the onion - too many people remarked on the water in the bottom of the pan - so - I cut the onion about an inch thick, then sliced it in half again.Then I spaced the onion in the bottom of the pan so that I could balance the hamburger on top of the onion. I used a glass dish. I also added some cheese - any kind you preferred would work ! I used a blend of mozzarella, provolone, romano, and parmesan. The other thing I did on accident - was I used deer meat. I dont do deer meat- I did that night! Cant wait to try using hamburger ! MY HUSBAND loved it ! Add some fried potato's - I have to admitt it was awesome! Thank you so much! I really enjoy reading what you guys write in about the recipes you try. Thanks! Daygoingraham Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2006
I initially read this recipe because it sounded so odd, then decided to give it a try. I had a bag of frozen hamburger patties I'd previously made up from a big package of beef I'd bought earlier, so I was not able to put anything in the hamburger patties. Instead I sprinkled them with Montreal steak seasoning about an hour ahead of time. I then followed the recipe except I used beef broth in the dish rather than water. I also made up some gravy to serve over them which just seemed to fit with the delicious onions. I followed the advice of others and sliced the onions pretty thick to keep the patties out of the liquid, consequently I felt I had to bake them at least 45 minutes to have the onions cooked well. The onions were so good, I think next time I will fill the entire bottom of the dish with onions. The extra onions will be gobbled up. My picky eaters thought this was one of the best things they'd ever eaten. It reminded me somewhat of a country fried steak. A definite Keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2004
This was very good. I used a large red onion and with the little water the onion flavor simmered through very nicely! It is important to note that the burgers should not be "in" the water they will get soggy so make sure you use a hearty onion. My husband (a beef farmer) really enjoyed this one thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2005
These really turned out great! We ate them on hamburgers buns but I think next time we'll opt to eat them solo maybe with mashed potatoes on the side. Be careful how much water you put in the bottom of your casserole dish once the burgers start cooking the juices from the burgers mix with the water and the level raises a bit. Really a great recipe and will be making again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2012
I don't eat meat but my husband said it was good. The onions soften as the cook so they don't support the burgers up out of the water. My burgers produced more oil while cooking in the oven so there was more liquid and the burgers got soggy on the bottom. I flipped them over and placed under the broiler till they weren't soggy. I'll cook this again but next time I'll use a broiler pain to hold the burgers up away from the juices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
Scrumptious! My family loved this tasty and easy meal to prepare. I did follow the advice of other reviewers making sure I only used just enough water to line the bottom of the pan and not too much (covering the onions). I also sprinkled a light layer of breadcrumbs and some grated parmesan cheese over the onions before placing the meat on top to bake. This added flavor to the onions combined with the juices from the meat after it was done. To complete the meal I put each burger with some of the onions on a toasted hamburger bun with a side of broccoli and a side of macaroni. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2009
Such a great alternative to your everyday hamburger!! We used italian seasoned bread crumbs. This was really delicious and very filling. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2005
This was tasty and easy. Husband and kids enjoyed it. We did add cheese on top. Good option when you don't have buns on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
These were good. A nice change from the plain old hamburger steak that I usually make. I did not have a problem with them coming out soggy although I did cut my onions pretty thick so the hamburgers were not in the water. Both my 3 year old daughter and my husband loved them. I prepared them pretty much as the recipe shows except I added about a 1/4 cup of bacon bits to the hamburger mixture. I also made up a batch of brown gravy to serve alongside the steaks. Will be making this again. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/29/2006
This was not a hit at our house. The burgers were dry and didn't have enough flavor. I may try "tweaking" it to see if I can improve to our liking. Just didn't go off well! :( Read More
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