Amish Cook’s Poor Man’s Steak


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 small onion, chopped (I used dried onion)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of mushroom soup (I used golden mushroom, but I think cream of mushroom with roasted garlic would be good too.)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 (4-oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish and set aside. (I used a cast iron skillet.)
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, eggs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Knead the mixture with your hands until it is smooth and uniformly combined. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and cut into 6 slices. Or you can slice it into however many patties you want.
In a greased skillet, fry the meat slices until browned on each side. Drain off the excess grease and transfer the browned slices to the prepared baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine the mushroom soup, water, and milk. Stir until smooth. Pour the soup mixture evenly over the meat slices and sprinkle with the drained mushrooms.
Bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, until the meat slices are cooked through and the sauce is bubbling.


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