Baked Fake Steak with Gravy


Don't let the time scare you. This is an easy, simple and good recipe for using hamburger, or any ground meat. This is good to mix one day and bake the next. Goes well with noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 20 mins
12 servings


  • 3 pounds ground beef

  • 17 saltine crackers, finely crushed

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed beef and mushroom soup

  • 1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, saltine crackers and milk. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, and mix until well blended. Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Press the beef mixture firmly into the pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 8 to 10 hours, or overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from meat, and rub flour over the top side of the beef. Flip out of the pan onto waxed paper, and rub flour on the other side as well. Cut into pieces (I use a pizza cutter).

  3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the meat until browned on each side, turning only once. Remove to a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix together the water, condensed soup, and gravy mix. Pour over the meat in the dish. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil.

  4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Serve patties and gravy with potatoes, rice, or noodles.

Slow Cooker

Brown beef, and place in slow cooker with gravy mixture. Cook on low for 5 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
16g Fat
10g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 394mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 273mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.