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Poor Man's Steak

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"'ON A PASTOR'S BUDGET and with seven children, we didn't have steak very often. But we were just as satisfied with this wonderful dish Mom dreamed up--a country-style 'steak' with creamy gravy. It was always a hit with our family."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, combine water, cracker crumbs and salt; add beef and mix well. Press into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan lined with waxed paper. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut the meat into 12 squares. Coat each square lightly with flour; brown in oil in a skillet, a few pieces at a time. Drain. Remove waxed paper from the baking pan; spread the soup in bottom of pan. Place meat squares in a single layer over soup. Bake, uncovered, at 300 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. To serve, spoon some soup over each meat square.


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Pretty good. I was making this because I was on a tight budget and wanted something filling. If you want lots of sauce, though...use more soup. There wasn't a lot here and we wanted it for ou...