Hamburger Steak and Homemade Brown Gravy



1 lb ground beef
1 small onion
1 T vegetable oil
1/4 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 T flour
1 1/2 Cups Water
Chop onion, add oil and saute'. In a large bowl, add meat, sauteed onion (don't drain the oil, add it to the mixture), seasoning salt, pepper, and garlic powder and mix together. Make 5-6 small patties of meat and cook until almost done. Remove patties from grease. You will use the grease for the gravy.
 

For the gravy: After you remove the patties from the grease, use about 2 T of that grease (which will be most, if not all, of it.). Slowly stir in your flour. Kick up the heat to high and brown the flour. Once it is a light tan color, start slowly adding in water. This will cause the flour and grease to thicken very quickly. Stir constantly. Keep adding in water until your gravy starts to look thinner. It should take about 1 1/2 cups of water. Add salt to taste. Reduce heat and add the meat back into the gravy and cook for a few more minutes.
                                       Photo above is what the browning process looks like.

Serves 3-4
Costs about $8