I have always liked poor man’s steak. My mom made it a lot, so it is one of those comfort foods that make me feel all cozy and warm inside. Isn’t it weird how we associate feelings with foods?
Welcome to the 4th edition of my Beef Recipe Series!
I wanted to try some new recipes with this challenge, so today is an old recipe with a surprise twist. I don’t know about your kids – but mine aren’t too fond of veggies. Well, one of my kids loves them, but the other two would just as soon forget that they exist! So I had this good idea today, of how to sneak a few more into their food. I just added two shredded carrots into the meat mixture. It worked! I figured they would whine, but we managed to get almost done with the meal before my picky one said it would be better without the carrots. The other two said they couldn’t taste them. I was pleased. I may try some different veggies in the future. I think cooked, pureéd veggies would definitely be easier to hide, but shredded seemed to work, and that’s easier for me. 😉
Here is the round-up of ingredients…
Mix the ingredients and form patties.Roll in flour and fry over med-high heat till browned on each side, about 1-2 minutes per side. You aren’t trying to cook them through – just brown the outside.Once they are browned well, place them in a casserole dish.Pour the sauce over top… *see noteCover with foil and bake at 350º for 1 hour. (or till the patties are no longer pink in the center) Serve with mashed potatoes and a salad!
Note: For the sauce, you can mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup with 2 cans milk and pour over meat patties. Or you can make a white sauce from scratch. I use a basic white sauce recipe.
I’m sharing over at: http://www.nancherrow.com/2014/01/welcome-to-fridays-unfolded-95.html
- 1 lb ground beef (can use turkey)
- ½ cup crushed crackers
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 2 med carrots, shredded
- 2 TBSP Worcestershire
- Mix all ingredients together gently.
- Divide into eight portions, form into patties.
- Roll in flour and fry in butter or bacon grease.
- Brown patties for 1 minute on each side, over med-high heat.
- Place in a baking dish.
- Pour white sauce over patties.
- Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
- Serve and enjoy!