Do you often find yourself stuck for ideas when it comes to different ways to prepare ground beef?
It can be hard thinking of ways to make your ground beef dishes taste new and exciting – but here’s an idea you may not yet have tried!
This Crockpot Salisbury Steak recipe is easy, needs very little preparation time and is sure to become a family favorite.
A short history of Salisbury Steak!
Its name is deceiving, because Salisbury Steak isn’t technically steak. In fact, it is better defined as a fancy hamburger!
This fancy hamburger dish, which is traditionally complemented with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, was named after James Henry Salisbury (1823-1905). James was a US doctor famous for his commentary on diet and nutrition.
He believed that American troops during the Civil War were being given the wrong foods and that what they really needed was protein – beef in particular. He went on to test his ideas by providing chopped beef to the men, which he thought would be easier for them to digest than other sources of protein. He even wrote a book explaining his theories, which is believed to be one of the first publications linking good diet with good health and promoting the consumption of animal protein.
Salisbury Steak today
Now a classic comfort food, Salisbury Steak is usually servced with mashed potatoes and gravy.
While boxed mashed potatoes take just minutes to whip up, nothing beat homemade mashed potatoes, which actually take less time than you’d think.
Simply boil potatoes of your choice (we love red potatoes, but keep their skins on!) and mash thoroughly with butter, milk, salt and pepper. Throw in some chopped garlic and scallions for added flavor.
You can also add a dollop of ranch or a similar creamy dressing to heighten their flavor.
Crockpot Salisbury Steak
- 2 Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Onion Soup (Dry Mix)
- 0.5 Italian breadcrumbs
- 0.25 Cold Milk
- 0.25 All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Vegetable Oil
- 2 Cream Of Chicken Soup (condensed)
- 1 Au Jus Gravy Mix (McCormick) (1 oz packet)
- 0.75 Water
- With your hands, combine ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs and milk in a large bowl. Shape 8 patty shapes.
- Dredge the patties in flour on both sides to coat lightly.
- In a large skillet, heat oil; once heated, brown the patties on both sides.
- Place the patties into a crockpot; if yours is a smaller one, stack them in a pyramid shape.
- In a bowl, mix the cream of chicken soup, au jus mix and water. Pour over the patties and cook on low for 4-5 hours, until the patties are well done.