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Wednesday 28 September 2016
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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak – A Hearty Hug to Fix a Rough Day

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This week had it’s share of rainy, gray days. Tuesday, after a crappy drive home in traffic, sitting for most of it in pouring down rain, I walked into a house smelling of tasty goodness. DH had made salisbury steak in the crockpot and was serving it over egg noodles. The hearty, warm meal melted away the ickies and stress from the miserable drive home.

Sadly, since I was sitting in traffic while this delicious dish was being prepared, there are no pictures. I did however find one on Pinterest and it looked similar so I thought it would be fun to share.


Photo credit from Mommy’s Kitchen
PS…I have to know where she got that awesome divided crockpot! Very cool!

Ingredients
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (1 ounce) packet dry au jus mix
3/4 cup water

Directions

1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and milk using your hands. Shape into 8 patties.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Dredge the patties in flour just to coat, and quickly brown on both sides in the hot skillet.
4. Place browned patties into the slow cooker stacking alternately like a pyramid.
5. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, au jus mix, and water.
6. Pour over the meat. Cook on the Low setting for 4 or 5 hours, until ground beef is well done.

BIG KUDOS to DH on this one! He did a great job searing the patties before adding them to the crock pot. You could taste the caramelized flavor of the meat even when smothered in the hearty gravy. I will say the dish was a little salty for our tastes. Next time we will be trying it with low sodium soups and possibly a different mixture of seasoning for the meat, rather than the onion soup mixed used in the recipe. Over all though, the meal was delicious and definitely perked up my evening.

What’s your favorite dish to perk yourself up after a gloomy, rainy or particularly gray day?

You can find the recipe DH used here on AllRecipes.com.