Blue Plate Beef Patties

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 05, 2023

A friend and I discovered this recipe together and both consider it a staple menu item. I fix the moist ground beef patties often for family and friends. We love them with mashed potatoes, rice or noodles and the gravy, which gets great flavor from fresh mushrooms. —Phyllis Miller, Danville, Indiana

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  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 green onions with tops, sliced
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) beef gravy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a large bowl, beat the egg; stir in onions, bread crumbs and mustard. Add beef and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  2. In an ungreased skillet, cook patties until meat is no longer pink, 4-5 minutes on each side; drain.
  3. In a small bowl, combine gravy, water and horseradish; add mushrooms. Pour over patties. Cook, uncovered, until mushrooms are tender and heated through, about 5 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Blue Plate Beef Patties Tips

What does adding an egg to ground beef do?

Adding an egg to ground beef helps patties, meat loaf and meatballs hold together without over-working the meat, which can make it tough.

How do you keep ground beef patties from falling apart?

To keep patties from falling apart, first form them into a ball, using a light touch. Then shape the patties, cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before cooking.

What should you serve with ground beef patties?

You can serve many things with ground beef patties, including smashed potatoes, broccolini or even rice pilaf.

Get more recipes featuring ground beef!

Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 438 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 825mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.

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