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Poor Man's Steak



Baked to improve its taste, this wonderful frugal recipe will the have the budget conscious coming back for more. Marinated overnight, the juicy patty holds in all of its flavors. With Poor Man's Steak, eating meals on a budget never tasted so good. Enjoy with mashed potatoes for the ultimate meal.

  • 1 pound hamburger meat
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  1. Mix everything, except mushroom soup, together.  Mix well and shape in a narrow loaf. Let it sit for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Slice in pieces and fry till brown.
  4. Put slices in layers in a roaster and spread mushroom soup on each piece. Bake for one hour.

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Oct 12, 2013

I've used this recipe many times, but press the mixture into a 9x9" pyrex glass casserole dish. I refrigerate it for at least 2 hrs, fry it, return it to the pan and bake it. Delish. :)


Mar 2, 2013

Delicious, I have not had this tip recipe since I left home.


7 Ratings

Mar 13, 2012

This sounds delicious and want to try soon. Do not know how to connect/read the suggestions by other readers. Wierd not to be able to read entire comments!! I hope I am lucky to win the cookbook.


Feb 16, 2012

Thank you for bringing this to our attention! The recipe has now been updated. We apologize for any inconvenience. --Editors of RecipeLion


Feb 15, 2012

I suggest two of something...adds a lot more to the recipe.


Feb 14, 2012

1 of something?


Feb 14, 2012

Recipe sounds good exept-- what is 1 of something


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