Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Salisbury Steak.

I had no idea what i was going to make for dinner last night (Even though, i've tried the whole "MENU PLANNING"'s gone out the window for this week! :( )

I had taken out ground beef the day before to make hamburgers, since we were going to have a bbq, Just Hubs and I...however, we were pretty content with just teriyaki the ground beef went back in the fridge. I'm TIRED of tacos, tired of meat loaf, hamburgers, meat sauce, meat balls, etc.  I wanted to try something DIFFERENT, and i wanted something FAST (Last night i got home around 6:30 PM--i work 10 hour days...and i was not going to be in the kitchen for 3 hours, to eat at 9, so i needed something quick and easy). I didn't take pics, because quite honestly, i had no idea this was going to come out this great (and it is a little messy on the hands). I really didn't expect to like it as much as i did...i was just making to to make it before it went bad...bc i HATE throwing away food/'s just such a waste of money!! It's like, literally...THROWING money in the garbage, when you think of it.

Hubby is a big MEAT eater.  We have to have meat for every meal (Yes, even including breakfast, he loves his bacon-and more recently, we've been eating turkey bacon, to substitue-because i'm no fan of my house smelling like bacon for 5 days to follow, along with the obvious health benefits). He loves Steak! And although, this isn't technically a's a little different than a meatloaf or a meatball.

I got home, and googled "Easy ground beef recipes"...and this was one of the top few i clicked. I checked out the ingredients portion and looks like i had pretty much everything. I always buy campells cream soups, because they are FAST and EASY sauces for chicken or i had the cream of mushroom. Not to mention, they were on sale for 2 for $1 at my local supermarket (Score!).

I did a little tweeking to the recipe, so here is what they asked for...and here is what i used.


  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or 25% Less Sodium)---i used the low sodium Cream of Mushroom
  • 1 pound ground beef---I always buy the 93/7 grade---it has less fat, and can be a little dry...but with the other ingredients this recipe calls for, it's quite moist, and if you are concerned about your cholesterol, or if you have a health condition which requires watching the amount of fat you eat, a leaner grade of ground beef is going to be the choice for you ( i googled that)
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs---I found the new seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs in my bread crumb aisle this i just HAD to try them out....Plus, if you're not big into whole wheat, you can't really taste it since this is added to the meat.
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil --- I ommited this, since i baked it, took a little longer than usual, but i didn't want to use oil, so instead, i sprayed the cookie sheet with PAM Olive Oil which is Low Fat
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms---i didn't have mushrooms, but if i did, i would've added them.


  1. Mix thoroughly 1/4 cup soup, beef, bread crumbs, onion and egg. Shape firmly into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick. Kinda like you're making hambergers/meatballs-except i shaped mine more oval....i don't know why i did it! LOL
  2. Heat oil in skillet. Cook patties until browned. Pour off fat. I oiled my cookie sheet with PAM, and baked them at 350 degrees for about 1/2 hour (unitl brown/they sortof look like hambergers, and the bottoms will be a little burnt)
  3. Add remaining soup and mushrooms.This was for the last 10 minutes, i used the rest of the soup, and put a dollop on top of each patty...just enough to cover...and put back in the oven for an extra 10 minutes. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes or until done.
All the while this was baking...i was preparing the rest of the meal. I made a huge salad and i made fresh steamed string beans and Asparagus (My hubby hates asapargus, so MORE for me!).

It was really delicious, and the meat was really full of flavor...since the soup made the meat nice and moist.
Hope you all have a great evening.  Any recipes you guys like to share?!


  1. Mmmm this looks delicious.I have to try it sometime :)

  2. It was de-licious! If i do say so myself!! :)Such a nice and easy TUESDAY meal...Tuesday=no effort on my part! :) LOL

  3. Yumm! Thank you! Love new recipes! Check out my blog if you want an awesome enchilada recipe!


  4. I hope Hubs loved it!
    I like the new layout, btw :)

  5. Thanks andrea, i will check you out! And Shannon, i'm sure he will. It was definitely a man's dish (lots of flavor)!!