Friday, January 16, 2009

Poor Man's Steak

I got this from one of the cooking blogs I look at frequently (I want to say it was Sunday Baker, but I'm not 100% sure) and I tried it because I am always looking for new ground beef recipes/ideas. We have now had it twice, and it is pretty good.

Poor Man's Steak
1 lb ground beef
1 cup crushed Saltine crackers
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk

***This meal takes two days. Or an early morning start. You prepare the meat, and then it needs to refrigerate overnight or all day- several hours.

Mix the beef, water, salt and saltines and form into a loaf. Refrigerate overnight
Slice the loaf.
Dredge in flour.
Heat 2 Tbsp. butter in a skillet. Brown the beef slices on both sides.
Make the sauce. Mix the soup and milk and stir well.
Place the beef in a baking dish, pour the sauce over the meat.
Bake for 35-45 minutes at 350.
Last time, instead of forming into a loaf shape, I formed it into a square shape and then divided it into 4 smaller squares to brown and bake. I liked that much better. This time the meat fell apart on me. I also think it is too much sauce. I don't know what you do with a half a can of cream of mushroom soup, but personally, it's too much sauce for me. I still like this recipe, mainly because it's not meatloaf or hamburgers, and will make it again- eventually.

1 comment:

Sonya said...

I make one just like that:)'s a nice change of pace.