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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Plate Lickin' Good; Yeah -- THAT good!

a few weeks ago [a month] I mentioned that I was going to post about the awesome scrup-dilly-icious meal I made that earned me 4 out of 4 thumbs up!  But, I got busy....and, I kept meaning to post it but it kept getting pushed to the side....
Until, tonight.  When I made it again.  And, the family flipped and brought back clean plates. Hubby went back for some extras; if he goes back, then it's plate lickin' good! ;-)
What did I make?  Well, "Poor Man's" Salisbury Steak with home made mashed potatoes.  This is super easy, and very yummy and pretty inexpensive.  Hence, the "Poor Man's" preface.
Before I post this wonderifically delicious recipe, I must warn you.  This meal contributes to ring around the waist line. 
Poor Man's Salisbury Steak
1 lb ground beef
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons chopped onion (more if you prefer)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs (I like to use my own, homemade breadcrumbs)
sage, salt, pepper
a couple drops of worsestershire (optional)
Mix all ingredients together well in a large bowl.  It mixes better if you mix with clean hands.
Shape into four oval patties.  With a little olive oil in a pan, brown the patties on one side. Flip when they are almost cooked through to brown the other side.  Remove patties from the pan and wipe the pan clean of the oil.  [If there are meat scraps left, try to leave them for the gravy.]
1 can cream of mushroom soup
4 Tablespoons of flour
beef bouillon 
Empty cream of mushroom soup into the pan.  Heat on low and mix with any bits left from cooking patties.  Lightly sprinkle in flour a tablespoon at a time and blend to be lump free.  Add 1 cup of milk.  You may need to ad more as it cooks and thickens.  Add beef bouillon cube and melt into gravy mixture.
Once gravy is good and going (not too thick) place patties in gravy and let simmer.  Occasionally, stir gravy and cover patties with gravy.  Occasionally, flip patties and cover again with gravy.  This should be ready to enjoy in about 20 minutes, maybe less.  [I don't calculate to the second, I just know when to start, what to do and when to serve] :-D
Serve this with homemade mashed potatoes and green beans, broccoli, salad or another green veggie!
Shhhlurp!!!   Happy eating!



MommaYoung said...

Hey I think I can do this. My son LOVES Salisbury steak...

Thank you so much...

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I loooooove your pizza spaghetti recipe.....

kcinnova said...

My older 3 boys are really into the meat & homemade mashed potatoes with gravy meal.
I'm trying to figure out a way to make this into a northern/less fat version... because it sounds really yummy and I want to eat some, too!

Oh, and the book arrived! Thank you!! :)

Lis Garrett said...

This post made my stomach rumble! I *love* Salisbury steak! Yum, yum, yum!

Baseball Mom said...

sounds yum! I am trying to figure put what I can sub for the mushroom cream soup. That would be the deal killer for the catcher & his father. LOL

I forgot about the spaghetti pizza. I am going to look that back up & make it. Also I got 2 recipes from racheal ray I wanted to try. I am just never home to cook.

Farmer*swife said...

kcinnova You could mix 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 ground turkey (or do all ground turkey if your boys aren't too finicky.)

BBMom Use cream of chicken soup instead. I know it is a beef meal but this will make your gravy easier and then you could still add the beef bouillon cube to 'meaty up' the flavor. :-)

Farmer*swife said...

Hubby and my kids typically do not 'do' mushrooms either. But, if they are chopped fine in something like this then they tend to enjoy the meal and not realize the mushrooms are there ;-)

Dez said...

Erie.... That's how I make my meatloaf! Except I use oatmeal instead of bread crumbs. I'll have to try that with patties and gravy!

Prohomemaker.Com said...

Fiber One -- Oh this sounds like the one I bake in the oven. I gotta try that gravy recipe -- sounds easy and good. I assume one of those cubes is equal to a tsp of dry.

Kelly Dawn said...

I make this EXACT call it hamburger steak - my mother in law puts the onions inside the hamburger - like she makes two patties and puts onion inthe middle and then fries it....i cook my onions in the skillet in the grease :) yummmmyyyy with mashed taters corn green beans and mac and cheese - this is my family's favorite meal!