My Aunt Ann hosted my mother's birthday lunch this month. For those who have not been with us long, my mother has five sisters and "The Sisters" as we affectionately call them, have a lunch or dinner to celebrate each of their birthdays throughout the year at each other's homes. They are all wonderful southern cooks, so the food is always delicious and plentiful! This "Salisbury Steak" was one of the main dishes served this time and the recipe is a little different, but it was so good. I will be using this one for sure. Everyone loved it. Aunt Ann is an excellent cook and not only is her food good, it's always presented just perfectly!
This recipe makes enough for a crowd, so if your family is smaller, you can cut the recipe in half, freeze half of it or have some really good leftovers for the week! This is what you will need:
3 lbs. ground chuck
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 (10.5 oz.) cans condensed French Onion soup divided
2 Tbs. flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
2 cups sliced mushrooms (optional)
In a bowl beat the eggs, stir in 2/3 cup of the soup, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Add the beef and mix gently. Shape into 12 oval shaped patties.
Brown in a skillet over medium heat for about 3- 4 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside. Discard the drippings.
Combine the flour and water in the skillet until smooth. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, the rest of the soup, and the mushrooms. Bring to a boil and cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the patties back to the pan. Cover and simmer on low for 30-40 minutes or just until the meat is cooked through and not pink and the gravy is good and thick.
Serve with mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice!