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Murphy’s Hot Hamburger

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This is my version of a diner favorite from Murphy’s, an old high school hangout. A combination of America’s favorites: the hamburger, fries and GRAVY.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • 5 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 cans (14 Oz. Can) Beef Broth OR 4 Cups Water With Beef Bouillon
  • 5 whole Large Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil, Or As Needed
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Slice potatoes into fries. Place on a large baking sheet. Pour about 1 tablespoon of oil over the fries and toss with fingers to coat evenly. Sprinkle fries with seasoning of choice. I use seasoned salt. Place in the oven. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until golden and crispy.

In a mixing bowl, mix hamburger, garlic, seasoned salt, onion powder and salt and pepper. Mix well with hands. Form 4 large patties. I like to make really rustic, greasy diner-style patties with no uniform shape. Place in a large preheated skillet over medium heat, preferably one with deep sides. Brown burgers on each side until done.

Remove burgers from the skillet and place on a plate covered in paper towels. Do not drain the grease. Add the flour a tablespoon at a time, stirring with a whisk. You have enough when the grease is all absorbed and the flour mixture gets thick and bubbly. Slowly add the broth a little at a time, whisking constantly. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken.

To serve, place an ample amount of fries on the plate. Place a hamburger on top of the fries and cover it all amply in gravy. Enjoy!

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Dwight David Haberly on 7.19.2020

Not even going to try this. Murphy’s did not season the fries or the meat and the fries dang sure are not baked. Murphy’s hot hamburger is all about the GRAVY.

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okieqt on 1.27.2016

It is a recipe similar to Murphy’s. I don’t think it should be posted as THE Murphy’s recipe, because it clearly isn’t. It’s a good dinner recipe, but definitely not the same gravy.

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bobber on 6.14.2013

I love this recipe. It is great for a harvest lunch.

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Zc5u on 2.12.2013

I grew up on Murphy’s hot hamburgers. Never had it with baked fries. They were fried as God and old man Murphy intended.

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hfparker on 3.8.2011

YUM. Love Murphy’s! Spent lots of time there growing up. Although I am still a purist and have to have my toast. Your recipe is the closest I have ever seen.
I will take my Jr. Hot with Gravy Overall and strawberry soda please!

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household6 on 7.23.2013

Excellent!

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Stephanie on 1.2.2013

Very good!

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lifeasamama on 3.8.2012

oh, this was fantastic… i didn’t make fries, but rather used all the odds and ends of frozen fry bags that i had. the gravy was not as seasoned as i usually make it, but the meat was so thoroughly seasoned that the contrast was perfect. i’m a huge gravy-on-fries fan, though, so this was right up our alley! we’ll remember this one!

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Chelsea on 2.9.2012

Although I am not a gravy person, I really enjoy this on the special occasion! Always delicious and comforting! Thank you!

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on 9.20.2011

This was absolutely delish, my husband loved it and the gravy was magical!

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