You start with your basic ingredients that you may even have in your pantry....well except for the ground beef & the milk:)
2 pounds ground beef
1 (1ounce) packet dry onion soup
1/2 C Italian bread crumbs - fresh or dry...it's up to you
1/4 C milk
1/4 C All Purpose flour
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (10.75ounce) can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 (10.75ounce) can Golden Mushroom Soup
1 (1ounce) packet McCormick dry Au Jus mix
3/4C beef broth
You will start by mixing the ground beef, dry onion soup, breadcrumbs & milk in a bowl. Next you will need to make 8 patties but to make this easier on myself I score the meat into 8 sections before making into patties.
Then I will roll them into 8 balls just to assure that they are generally the same size
Now for the fun part! The squishing
You could do it between 2 pieces of parchment paper but I found it just as easy to do it with my hands. Once the patties are all made the next step will be to brown them quickly. That's where the oil & flour come in. Heat oil in large fry pan & lightly dip both sides of patties in flour.
When you get all 8 of your patties browned it's time to pyramid them in the slow cooker.
Aren't they pretty:)
Once all the "hard work" is done it's time to mix together the gravy that you will have when they are done. Mix in a bowl the soups, dry au jus mix and beef broth. Tada!! Instant gravy!
You will cook them in slow cooker on low 4 to 5 hours or until the beef is done. If you wanted you could add your favorite potatoes to the slow cooker 2 hours before expected end time. I know opening the lid breaks the cardinal rule but trust me....with this it does not make a difference.
Here is the end result...
Wait for it...
OK...now (but please excuse my china)