My dinner party guests always go nuts over this dish.

Written by Imad
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There’s something incredibly comforting about a meal that brings together hearty meat and potatoes under one deliciously baked roof. Our Amish Hamburger Steak Bake does just that! This dish has its roots in the simplicity and wholesomeness of Amish cooking, where every meal is made with love and the intention to bring people together. You might want to prepare this for a cozy family dinner, to satisfy that craving for rustic, home-cooked flavor, or when you’re looking to nourish your loved ones with a meal that feels like a warm hug on a plate.

As this Hamburger Steak Bake already comes chock-full of savory potatoes, you might keep the sides light—a crisp garden salad or some steamed green beans drizzled with a touch of butter can add a splash of color and freshness to your hearty meal. If you’re looking to indulge a bit more, a side of buttered cornbread or some glazed carrots make for delightful companions.

Amish Hamburger Steak Bake

Servings: 6


– 1 1/2 pounds ground beef

– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

– Salt and pepper to taste

– 2 cups milk, divided

– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

– 4-5 medium Russet potatoes, thinly sliced

– 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

2. In a large bowl, season the ground beef with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly and form into 6 patties.

3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the patties until browned on both sides and set aside (they don’t need to be fully cooked at this point).

4. In the same skillet, whisk together 1 cup of milk with the flour until smooth. Add the remaining milk slowly, stirring continuously until a gravy forms. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.

5. Arrange half of the sliced potatoes at the bottom of the prepared baking dish and layer half of the sliced onions on top.

6. Place the browned hamburger patties over the onions, then cover with the remaining potatoes and onions.

7. Pour the prepared gravy evenly over the entire dish.

8. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.

9. After 1 hour, remove the foil, sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top, and bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Variations & Tips

– For a bit of a kick, mix in a teaspoon of paprika or a few dashes of hot sauce into the ground beef mixture.

– If you have picky eaters who aren’t fond of onions, you can either reduce the amount or omit them altogether.

– To ensure even cooking, slice your potatoes as consistently as possible. If you have a mandoline slicer, now is the time to use it!

– For a slightly healthier version, try using ground turkey and opt for a low-fat milk and cheese.

– And remember, the leftovers (if you have any!) are just as good—if not better—the next day.

This Amish Hamburger Steak Bake is more than just a meal; it’s a gesture of love. So round up your family, set that table, and watch as everyone digs into a bit of home-cooked comforting bliss. Enjoy!

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