Great Crock pot Salisbury Steak

Without a doubt one of the best inventions ever in the world of cooking is the Crock Pot. You can take the worst piece of meat you can find and stick it in the crock pot for 6 hours, take it out, and have one of the best tasting meats you’ve ever had.

Growing up as a kid in the 60’s and 70’s my mother made at least one crock pot meal a week, and I loved them all! Not only is just about anything you put in there with some seasoning is going to come out tasting great. And let’s not for a moment forget about all those fantastic left overs!

One of my personal favorites that mom used to make is Crock Pot Salisbury Steak. Now we all know that Salisbury steak just done normally is great, but when you put them in the crock pot with a few extra goody’s and let them slow cook for 6 hours, look out! You just won’t believe how good they are.

Here’s what you’ll need for about 6 servings in a 3 quart crock pot. If your serving a bigger family, or you just want left overs for a few days, double everything and use a 6 quart crock pot like I did.

2 lbs 80% hamberger

1 oinion

1 bell pepper

1 package Lipton onion soup mix

1 package dry Au juice mix

1/2 cup milk

1 can cream if chicken soup condensed

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1. First turn on your crock pot on high. Then chop up your onions and bell peppers.

2. get yourself a large mixing bowl and put in your hamburger, onions bell peppers, Italian seasons bread crumbs, and milk and need that all together really well. Here’s a little tip, leave your meat on the counter for about 20 minutes before needing. That way you won’t freeze your fingers when needing.

3.Form you meat into patties about 5 inches around and about 1 inch thick a place them on a plate.

4. Now mix cream of chicken soup, soup mix, and Au juice in a separate bowl and mix together well. Careful not to spill that mix on your carpet or rug, it will stain, as I found out.

5. Now get yourself a large skillet and crank it up hot with about a 1/4 cup of oil.

6. Put your flour on a paper plate and your going to coat each patties one at a time and place them in the frying pan a brown hard on both sides. What you are doing here is just giving them a good sear on both sides, your not cooking them all the way through. They should be cooked fast and slightly blacken on both sides. You will still see some red inside. These are perfect!

7. Once you are done with all your patties, it’s time to put them in the crock pot. Take your first Pattie and stand it up against the side of the crock pot, the stack them in a circle against each other.

8. Take your mix that you have in a separate bowl and pour it all over the patties.

9. Now put the lid on and set for 6 hours.

10. Come back in 3 hours and give them a stir and every hour after that.

In 6 hours they are done and your not going to believe how good they are! Serve on top a bed of mash potatoes with brown gravy. Prep time is about 45 minutes and you’ll serve a meal that they will ask for time and time again!

 

Just Another Food Junkie

Good day all! I am just like you in the sense that I love good food. I love to go out and eat at different places all the time and indulging in something different each time I go out.

Being a creature of habit is so boring. I don’t want to sound like I’m some kind of food critic or even someone who claims to know everything about food because I don’t. I just really like going out to different places and eating different things.

I love to get a good bar-b-q recipe and test it out at home on my own grill. Everything from steaks to burgers are always good on the grill. This past weekend I really had the urge for a big fat juicy hamburger. So I got some good quality meat, I like to go with 10 or 15% fat because they just taste better. If you get meat with just 5% fat it just doesn’t have as much taste as with the 15%.

Now I don’t like to go with to much marinades on my burgers. Don’t get me wrong I love a good marinade on certain meats, but on my burgers I like them well seasoned with salt and pepper. This way I can taste the meat and not just the marinade.

I like them thick so I spend a little time make large patties because I also like them well done. I’m just one of those people that cannot eat anything if it’s pink or red inside. If I had to do it to survive, I would, but otherwise all my meat must be well cooked. So I form them good and large so when I cook them down I still have a large Pattie.

Then I season them well with plenty of salt and pepper. Now I know that salt is not good for you and I don’t use it on everything, however, without it your burger will be very bland and have little flavor.

Now that I have my burger I’m going to check my grill for temperature and cleanliness. I use a medium heat to cook my burgers because I like them well cooked I don’t want to cook them to fast. For a burger this size they are going to cook for 5 or 6 minutes on each side. Now my grill has the spokes close together so they won’t stick very easily. But if you have grill spokes that are further apart, you may want to spray a little non stick spray on it before you put them on.

Now as far as what goes on the burger that’s’ completely up to you and your tastes. For me I’m very simple. I like mayo, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes. I don’t care for onions because they tend to make whatever you put them on taste like onions. I also like from time to time a little 1000 island dressing. It goes really good on burgers!

Need less to say when this burger is done it’s huge! I use about 2/3 of a pound for each burger. And no, you will not need a second one!

Had my best friend who drives for a living over to try my home burger this past weekend and he was blown away. He demanded to know what I put in this burger to make it taste so good. He had to know how I prepared the meat. When I told him it was just salt and pepper he just refused to believe it. He said he had tried every marinade in site and never had a burger taste so good.

So I say humbly, just let a burger be a burger!