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 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!