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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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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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FrancyDe on 11.12.2010

Oh my… this is one of the best ‘comfort food’ meals I’ve had in a very long time. Made it tonight and my husband and I loved it. On this rainy fall day it was sooo good.

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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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