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Chopped Steak

This Chopped Steak recipe takes tender beef patties and smothers them in a savory mushroom and garlic gravy. Serve it with mashed potatoes, rice, or your favorite vegetable!

Four pieces of chopped steak are added to a pan with gravy.

Somewhere in between a burger and a steak, chopped steak takes the best of both and turns them into juicy patties topped with flavorful gravy. Even better, you only need one skillet to make this meal!

Why We Love This Chopped Steak Recipe

  • Easy pantry basics. There’s nothing unfamiliar in this recipe, and you may have most if not all of the ingredients on hand to make it. Keep a few cans of beef or chicken broth in the cupboard so you can quickly whip up the gravy.
  • Hearty. Plenty of ground beef in this recipe will fill you up, especially when you add a side of potatoes or rice.
  • Quick. You need just 15 minutes of prep to put this recipe together, making it a great choice for busy weeknights. Plus, it’s a one-pan meal!

What You’ll Need

I’ve outlined the ingredients in this chopped steak recipe below. Don’t forget to check the recipe card at the end of this post for detailed ingredients and instructions.

For the Beef Patties

  • Ground Beef: I prefer to use lean ground beef for the best flavor.
  • Egg: Use a large egg.
  • Breadcrumbs: You can use regular or Panko breadcrumbs for this recipe.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: For a hint of tangy flavor.
  • Dried Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and Italian seasoning.
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil: I always use extra virgin olive oil.

For the Mushroom Gravy

  • Butter: You can use salted or unsalted butter.
  • Yellow Onion: Or sub a red onion.
  • Mushrooms: I use cremini mushrooms but white mushrooms will also work.
  • Garlic
  • Flour: All-purpose flour helps to form the base of the gravy.
  • Beef Broth: Or substitute chicken broth.
  • Marsala Wine: If you don’t have Marsala, swap another sweet wine.
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Fresh Herbs: Parsley or thyme, to garnish.
A serving of chopped steak on top of mashed potatoes.

How To Make Chopped Steak

After cooking the meat, make sure not to discard the fat in the pan because it will create an ultra-flavorful base for the gravy.

  • Make mixture. Combine the beef, egg, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  • Mix. Stir the ingredients together.
  • Form patties. Shape the mixture into four equal portions.
  • Cook. Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook the patties until browned and cooked through.
  • Cook veggies. Add the onions and mushrooms to the skillet and sauté.
  • Add garlic. Stir in the garlic.
  • Add flour. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and onions.
  • Stir. Mix in the flour until the vegetables are lightly browned.
  • Add broth. Pour in the beef broth
  • Add wine. Whisk in marsala wine and let simmer.
  • Assemble. When the gravy is thick, add the beef patties.
  • Serve! Garnish the chopped with fresh herbs to serve.
A pan of steak and gravy with a serving spoon resting in it.

Tips & Variations

Make this classic recipe as I’ve detailed, or try a few variations. I’ve included a few ideas and tips to help you make it below:

  • Use a hot pan. Make sure the pan in which you cook the meat is heated before you add the meat. This will help it cook more quickly and evenly.
  • Add bacon. To make this chopped steak even more flavorful, you can crumble up a few cooked strips of bacon and add them to the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Try ground turkey. Want to lighten this up a bit? Swap ground turkey for the ground beef.
  • Make the gravy in advance. If needed, you can make the gravy in advance of when you wish to serve this meal. In that case, add a little more butter to the skillet because you won’t have the leftover fat from cooking the meat in the pan.

Serving Suggestions

Mashed potatoes turn chopped steak into the ultimate comfort food dinner! Add a few vegetables or a salad to complete your meal. A few serving suggestions are outlined below:

A serving of chopped steak served over mashed potatoes.

Proper Storage

  • Fridge – Store cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freezer – Place the cooled patties in an airtight, freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw the meat in the fridge before reheating it.
  • To Reheat – Place the patties in a skillet over medium-low heat and reheat until heated through. Or, place them on a microwave-safe plate and reheat in the microwave at 30-second intervals until hot.

More Steak Recipes To Try

Chopped Steak

This Chopped Steak recipe features tender and juicy beef patties smothered in a savory mushroom gravy.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chopped steak, chopped steak recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 380kcal


For the Chopped Steak:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Mushroom Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounce cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Marsala wine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley or fresh thyme, for garnish


  • Combine the ground beef, beaten egg, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape them into oval patties.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the chopped steak patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are browned and cooked through. Remove the patties to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm; set aside. Leave the fat in the pan.
  • In the same skillet with the fat, stir in the butter and melt it over medium heat.
  • Once melted, add the thinly sliced onions and mushrooms to the skillet; sauté them until they are tender and caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for 20 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and onions, stirring constantly, until they are well incorporated and lightly browned.
  • Slowly pour in the beef broth and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Whisk in the marsala wine and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes until the gravy thickens. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Once the gravy has reached the desired thickness, gently return the patties to the skillet, allowing them to warm in the savory gravy.
  • Spoon the mushroom gravy over the patties.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or thyme, if desired.
  • Serve the chopped steak with mashed potatoes (or roasted vegetables, or steamed rice).


  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat patties on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 5mg

1 Comment

  • Cathleen
    Apr 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm

    Too many ingredients for such a simple dish


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