Thursday, August 30, 2012

Salisbury Steak?

I really have no idea if this is like Salisbury Steak or not. Any opinions? I came up with this little diddy 9 or 10 years ago, but have never known what to call it. I am hesitant to call it this though, because when I hear the name Salisbury Steak I automatically think of TV dinners. As a child, I would have a TV dinner about once a month, on the evening that my parents went to the temple. I never liked the Salisbury Steak ones, so I have a hard time referring to this recipe as that same thing. I would like to assure you that it tastes nothing like the frozen little "meat" patty covered in brown "gravy" that is found in a TV dinner.

Salisbury Steak?

6 cubed steaks
flour seasoned with salt and pepper
vegetable or canola oil
1 onion
2 packets of brown gravy mix

Cut onion into thin wedges and place half of them in the bottom of a crock pot along with about 1 to1 1/2 cups water. Set aside.

Dredge each of the cubed steaks in flour mixture. Cover the bottom of a saute pan with vegetable oil, and heat on medium heat on stove top. When oil is hot, brown each of the flour coated steaks in the oil.

 Once each one is browned on both sides, move it to the crock pot, placing it on top of the onions. When all of the steaks are browned and in the crock pot, place the  rest of the onions on top.

Cover crock pot and cook on low for about 6 hours or on high for about 3-4 hours. About 20-30 minutes before you are ready to serve it, mix both gravy packets with 1 cup of water. Pour mixture over the steaks in the crock pot, gently turning/folding to sorta mix the gravy mixture with the liquid that is already in the crock pot, and coat the steaks in the gravy. When you are ready to serve, if the gravy is to thick, gently fold in a little water. Serve over hot mashed potatoes.


Megan Damron said...

I must ask, after being in the crockpot is the cube steak still a bit chewy? I always have that problem with cubed steak, and I don't enjoy chewy meat. I have never tried the crockpot, but I know it tends to soften meat:)

@Busy, Young, Single Momma Sanity

MaryAnn said...

Hi Megan,
Usually when I make it, the meat will just fall apart because it is so tender. I have never had a problem with it still being chewy.
I hope that it will work for you and that you will like it!

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