SMOTHERED HAMBURGER STEAKS
Smothered hamburger steaks & gravy, aka Salisbury steak, is an easy throw-together dish that is made with ground meat, bread crumbs, and condensed soup simmered in rich mushroom gravy, ready in less than 30 minutes
This dish is believed to have originated in the early 1900 s when working-class families would often stretch their ground beef by adding it to stews and casseroles. It’s commonly found in restaurants throughout the Southern United States.
This hearty meal is perfect for any time of year, and leftovers reheat well for lunch the next day. What makes this recipe so budget-friendly is that it calls for ingredients that are typically very inexpensive, such as ground beef, onions, and mushrooms.
In addition, the gravy can be made with either beef or vegetable broth, whichever you happen to have on hand. So if you’re looking for a delicious and economical way to feed your family, smothered hamburger steaks & gravy is definitely worth a try.
2 large eggs
1 can cream of onion soup
1 can of water
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
½ onion, chopped
1 tbsp beef bouillon powder
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
½ tsp Italian seasoning
2 slices bread, diced fine
In a bowl scramble the eggs
Mix in the bouillon powder, onion and salt and pepper
Soak the bread in the liquid
Add meat to the bowl, kneading the mixture with your hands until it is well combined
Shape the meat mixture into 8 evenly sized patties
Place the patties into a skillet and cook for 4 minutes per side
Remove from the pan and set to the side for a few minutes
In the same skillet, add the soup mix, water and Worcestershire Sauce and mix well
Place the patties back into the skillet, lower the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes
Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve with gravy over the top of the steak.