Hamburger Steaks with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans (Whole30)

  • Author: Marissa Allen


Whole30 Compliant Hamburger Steaks using almond flour to keep things together, a rich onion gravy with beef stock ladled over the top served with homemade mashed potatoes and fresh steamed green beans. Still a classic recipe, just a little healthier!


  • 3 Russet Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 C chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C almond flour (or coconut flour)
  • 1 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs parsley
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 cloves of roasted garlic
  • ghee or oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 C beef stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp potato starch
  • 1 lb of fresh green beans
  • avocado oil
  • salt + pepper


  1. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: Add diced potatoes to instant pot & cover with chicken stock and water till barely covering the potatoes. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes with a manual release.
  2. Prepare Hamburger Steaks: Combine ground beef, egg, almond flour, salt+ pepper, parsley, thyme balsamic vinegar, and roasted garlic in a bowl. Use your hands to mix everything up. Scoop into even size patties and place in a plate or baking sheet.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium- high heat; add ghee. Once pan is hot, add the hamburger steaks. Sear on both sides; approx. 2-3 minutes on either side. Cover pan with lid to let meat continue cooking. Remove hamburger steaks to a plate.
  4. Add sliced onions to the same pan. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Stir and scrape occasionally. Once cooked down, add splash of balsamic vinegar.
  5. Make gravy: In a separate bowl, dissolve potato starch into beef stock. Pour over the softened onions. Stir till gravy begins to thicken. Season with additional salt + pepper if necessary.
  6. Add the hamburger steaks back to the pan.
  7. Finish Mashed potatoes: drain off excess liquid. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes to your liking and add ghee, salt, and pepper.
  8. Steam the green beans and season with salt + pepper.
  9. Serve the hamburger steaks over the mashed potatoes with a little gravy + onions, and steamed green beans.