Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Poor Man's Steak

This dish is a lot like country fried steak, which we like quite a bit. I normally wouldn't take the time or effort to make this if it were not for making a large quantity to freeze. It's nice to be able to pull out however many patties I need for a meal and get it on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 8
Cost: Approx. $5.00

2 pounds ground beef ($3.00)
1 onion finely chopped
20 saltine crackers crumbled ($.25)
1-2 eggs
2 cans condensed mushroom soup or ($1.00)
1 jar beef gray

Mix thoroughly the beef, onion, crackers and eggs. Form into 8 large flat patties. These may be frozen on parchment paper at this point or cooked.

Place 2 cups of flour, salt and pepper (to your liking) on a plate. Coat both sides of each patty with this mixture.

Fry patties in butter until well browned on both side. Transfer to 9x13 baking dish. Cover patties with mushroom soup or beef gravy. Bake covered for an additional 20 minutes.

*If patties are frozen, just thaw completely before frying. *


Saralyn said...

Funny that you posted this recipe at this time. After you listed it as a good freezer meal, I decided to try a version in my Mennonite cookbook this week. Mine is baked at 300, uses bread crumbs instead of cracker, and has a recipe for the mushroom sauce. We'll see how it turn out!

Ahorros y cupones en EspaƱol said...

Que rico!!!!!!
it looks very yummy, Ill give it a try!