I had a package of frozen ground beef in the freezer, to much to make one meal. Once you thaw it you have to use it, it can only go back in the freezer as a cooked product. Thing was what to make with it, needed meat sauce for spaghetti, to much for just that. So decided to make the meat sauce with half and use the other half for Salisbury Steak. Only problem was when I make it, I normally make it with mushrooms, no store trip, so find another way. Remember I had seen a recipe for it in an old Campbell’s Soup cookbook I have. So I dug out the cookbook and looked at the recipe, had the can of mushroom soup, couple of other things I didn’t. Like any recipe I see I just modified it to what I had. Turned out to be more like what you get in a restaurant than what is the normal Salisbury Steak I make. Actually like this recipe better because it is easier to make and reminded me of what I had in our local Salisbury House restaurant. Yes I will make it again this way because it was very good.
3/4 pound ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1 half onion diced coarsely
2 green onions chopped
1 can mushroom soup
3/4 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon kitchen banquet, this is a browning agent and is optional. I used it because I wanted the gravy to be brown rather than a cream colour.
Mix in a bowl ground beef, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons mushroom soup, salt and pepper. Form the ground beef into 2 oblong patties, refrigerate for at least one hour. Mix mushroom soup and water together in a small bowl.
Preheat a frying pan on medium heat, brown the patties about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and remove the fat from the pan. Add onions to the pan and cook for 3 minutes stirring often. Add the mushroom soup mix well then return the patties to the pan. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes, turn the patties half way through cooking, the last minute of cooking add the green onions. Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable.