My husband recently said that he was hungry for salisbury steak. My face became contorted with horror. All I could think of was the nasty TV dinners of my childhood. He insisted that it was good and the whole time I was insisting it was just a oven cooked hamburger with a nasty gravy sauce.
The race was now on to find a recipe that used lots of old style ingredients,but would result in a tasty gravy. I was focusing on the gravy because honestly what can you do to snazz up a 50’s recipe for baked ground beef.
Here is my final recipe. I can tell you that the “steak” is nothing fancy but the gravy turned out quite nicely. So nicely in fact that I will be making this one again.
- 1 can Campbell’s condensed french onion soup
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs ( 1/2 slice of white bread)
- 1 eggs
- pinch salt
- dash ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp dried ground mustard powder
- oil of choice for browning meat
- Mix 1/3 can of soup, ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Form 4 patties and brown in frying pan. Pour off any excess oil and set aside
- Gravy: Mix remaining ingredients in bowl and wisk until flour incorporated into mixture. Pour over meat patties
- Cover and bake 20 minute at 350.
This recipe was personalized from sources on Yummly and AllRecipes.