Hawaiian Style Hamburger Steak, wow, sounds exciting doesn’t it? Well, it’s really nothing more than a beef patty smothered in brown gravy and served with a scoop or two of white rice.
But seriously Hamburger Steak is a staple at most of the local restaurants that sell “plate lunches”. In Hawaii plate lunches are a local favorite. It’s a serving of meat, starch, and possibly a veggie, although in most cases it’s macaroni salad or “Mac Salad” as we fondly call it.
And Hamburger Steak is definitely a local fave. I don’t think you can live on the islands without having it at least once. It’s my husband’s favorite plate lunch. That’s all he orders when we go to Zippy’s a local restaurant chain.
Really Hawaiian Style Hamburger Steak is literally a hamburger without the bun. I’m thinking it’s because of our predominantly Asian and Pacific Islander population that the bun was replaced by white rice. We all love our sticky white rice!
As I mentioned my husband loves his Hamburger Steak, I’m not a big fan. I never order it! But I don’t mind making it at home, I think my version tastes so much better! and probably less fatty. I serve it with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, and fresh fruit or veggies.
1 Lb. Lean Ground Beef
1 Tbs. Minced Garlic
1/2 Onion, finely minced
2 Tbs. Worchestershire Sauce
1/2 Tsp. Ground Cumin
1/4 Tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
Combine all ingredients except gravy in a large mixing bowl.
Mix very well.
Grill or fry patties until well done.
Make your favorite brown gravy or use the packaged powder and make it as directed on the package.
Serve with your choice of starch and veggies and cover the patty with brown gravy.