I apologize that the pic above may not appear too appetizing. We were all eager to eat supper, and I forgot to take a picture until we were done. This is a half patty that was left over after supper. One of my readers shared this recipe with me not long ago (thanks, Heather!). It sounded really tasty, so I just had to add it to my menu plan when I made my September freezer meals. I did not make the brown gravy called for in the original recipe. I'd be the only one who'd eat the gravy, and since I'm trying to stay on the healthy side of things, I decided to omit the gravy. Here's my version:
Hamburger Steak With Sweet Onion-Mushroom Gravy
2 slices bread
1 lb lean ground beef
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1-8oz can sliced mushrooms
1 medium-size Vidalia onion, sliced thin
Process bread slices in a food processor 10 seconds or until finely chopped. Place breadcrumbs in a mixing bowl; add ground beef, egg, garlic and seasonings. Gently combine until blended, using your hands. Shape into 4 (4-inch) patties. Cook patties in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or just until browned. Remove patties from skillet (you'd want to drain any excess grease if you had any in your skillet). Add mushrooms and onion to skillet, and sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Return patties to skillet. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes.
If freezing: If using fresh (never frozen) ground beef, make the patties as directed, except do not cook. Wrap patties individually in plastic wrap and place all patties in a freezer bag. Thaw in refrigerator before cooking as directed.
Since I just made these Saturday, I did not freeze them. Didn't make sense to freeze them since we were just going to turn around & eat them! We really liked these hamburger steaks. I even added a slice of cheese on top of the kids' patties to make them even more appealing, which they definitely liked. All in all, a great meal that didn't take long to prepare (on both my freezer meal cooking day and this evening when we ate the hamburger steaks!) and it didn't hurt that they turned out real good. Thanks again, Heather!