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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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

272 calories; protein 21.1g 42% DV; carbohydrates 10.2g 3% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 70.8mg 24% DV; sodium 393.7mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Very good! I took a big shortcut though made the meat mixture shaped it into oval 'burgers' browned on both sides topped it w/fresh mushrooms then the gravy mixture. Then I covered it brought it to a boil turned it down to a simmer and let it cook for 15 minutes. My teenaged boys and husband loved it! YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2006
I made a few changes to this recipe the next time I made it. I added 2 packages of onion soup mix 1 regular size box of stovetop stuffing mix worchestershire sauce. My family ate it up. Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Very good! I took a big shortcut though made the meat mixture shaped it into oval 'burgers' browned on both sides topped it w/fresh mushrooms then the gravy mixture. Then I covered it brought it to a boil turned it down to a simmer and let it cook for 15 minutes. My teenaged boys and husband loved it! YUM! Read More
(66)
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2005
this recipe has amazing potential! i made it the first time exactly as the recipe listed and it turned out ok. the second time i changed a few things and it was amazing! first you must pat off the grease before moving the meat to the baking dish. if you skip this step the gravey becomes a greasy yucky mess. second add an egg some parm cheese and bread crumbs in place of the crackers. it makes everything stick together better and is more flavorable than just the saltines. this is definately worth a try... delicious! thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
I just love this baked fake steak with gravy but I do something a little different. I use the George Foreman Grill to cook the hamburger steak. Then I put the hamburger steak and gravy mix in a crockpot for 6-8 hours on low. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2003
This recipe tastes great and easy to make. The whole family loved it. It was enough to fill up the family including 2 teenage boys. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2002
Nice Salisbury Steak substitute... I like to add extra mushrooms and serve over mashed potatoes. Downside - I tend to eat waaaaay too much of this recipe based on the goodness factor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2012
This is a fantastic recipe! This is a keeper because everyone in the family enjoys it every time I make it which is about once a week. I have been making it for several years now and I have perfected it for my family. I add a slightly beaten egg and parmesan cheese to the ground beef mixture use ground up butter crackers to bind it all together use beef broth in place of water golden mushroom soup instead of beef and mushroom soup and top it off with sauteed fresh mushrooms. Browning the steaks in butter over medium high heat (to get a nice brown without cooking it all the way through) then placing in baking dish pouring the gravy over them and baking uncovered at 300 to 325 for about an hour makes the best most flavorful juicest beefy steaks but I have also just put the raw patties in the baking dish and covered with gravy and baked uncovered at 350 for about an hour. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans or corn on the cob. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2006
I made a few changes to this recipe the next time I made it. I added 2 packages of onion soup mix 1 regular size box of stovetop stuffing mix worchestershire sauce. My family ate it up. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2006
MADE THIS UNDER AN HOUR--CHANGED MY MIND DIDNT WANT JUST HAMBURGERS FOR SUPPER--MIXED INGREDIENTS(SCALED BACK TO 4 SERVINGS) AND ADDED JUST ONION DICED W/SPICES OF YOUR CHOICE WITH THE SALTINE CRACKERS--BROWNED ON STOVETOP AND THEN PUT A MIX OF 1 CAN CREAM MUSHROOM SOUP AND 1 CAN(KROGER BRAND) MUSHROOM OR BROWN GRAVY OVER TOP OF MEAT THEN PUT IN 400 OVEN FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES--QUICK AND COMFORTING I SERVED WITH MASHED POTATOES AND PEAS. WILL MAKE AGAIN. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
Everyone loves this! Read More
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