Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Salisbury Steak...slow cooker version

So who doesn't love salisbury steak?  A crazy person right:)  I was so used to the salisbury steak that you would buy in the "frozen" section...That was OK when I was a kid but now that i'm a big kid I want the real deal.  I came across this recipe for a slow cooker salisbury steak.....what? ... someone just said my favorite summer word!  SLOW COOKER... I was so there!  Here's how it's done...

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. 

Once floured , quickly brown on both sides to achieve this awesome look....

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!
How yummy does this look!!

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)


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