Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crock Pot Salisbury Steak

Tender ground beef patties, are slow cooked to perfection, in a luxurious mushroom gravy.

Crock Pot Salisbury Steak- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com

My crock pot and I always become reacquainted during the colder months of the year. Mostly because of busy days helping at school. Most Wednesdays I can be found helping in Queenie's old kindergarten class. I spend the day helping the wonderful teachers with tasks they normally wouldn't have time to do. I've become quite a pro using the photocopy machine and the laminating machine. I also get to make fun crafts with the kiddos, who are so sweet and cute! But spending the day in Kindie Land is exhausting. I'm not sure how teachers do it. I'm there one day and it takes me almost two days to recover, LOL. So when I'm busy playing in Kindie Land, I want my old friend Crock Pot to be working on my dinner, here at home.

I like to use my crock pot to try out new recipes. I love browsing recipes on Pinterest and I have often seen recipes for crock pot salisbury steak. I knew Hubby would love it, since he's always complaining that I don't serve beef often enough. So I decided to try it. Now before you start wondering why anyone would cook meat before putting it into the crock pot, just remember that you aren't fully cooking the patties, but just browning the outside, so they don't fall apart while cooking. As they finish cooking low and slow all day, in gravy, they become so tender and delicious. I am not crazy about ground beef, or salisbury steak, but I ate two of these puppies, without complaining, LOL. They just melted in your mouth and the gravy was A-MA-ZING!

Crock Pot Salisbury Steak- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com

Crock Pot Salisbury Steak

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1/2 C panko bread crumbs
1 egg
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 C mushrooms, chopped
1 Tbs flour
1 C milk
salt and pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 C beef broth

In a large bowl, combine the beef with the onion soup mix, bread crumbs and egg. For mixture into 8 equally sized patties.

Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the olive oil. Once the oil begins to ripple, add the patties to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side; until a nice brown crust forms on the meat. Place browned patties into the crock pot, stacking alternately, like a pyramid.

Reduce heat under skillet to medium. Add the onion and mushrooms, and season with salt and pepper. Once onions become translucent, sprinkle mixture with flour. Stir to coat and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly add in the milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Let cook until thickened; about 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in chicken soup and beef broth. Pour gravy mixture over patties in crock pot. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hrs. Serve with mashed potatoes.


Tampa Cake Girl said...

This looks and sounds delicious Cindy! Pinning and sharing! Yum!

Patty Anderson said...

I am loving this easy and simple meal.

mealplanmaven said...

So family-friendly as well as the perfect comfort food dish!

Del's cooking twist said...

Looks delicious!

Rachel Page said...

This was so great! Needed no tweaking, which I liked.