Monday, November 9, 2009

Mennonite Monday - Salisbury Steak

Mennonite Monday started because I wanted to make recipes from the Bethesda Mennonite Church Cookbooks (both the yellow and the white cookbook for those of you who own them). I also wanted to take pictures of each recipe that I made, so I would know for future reference what the recipe should look like. I am by no means a great cook, but I think it will be fun to try new and different recipes each week. Not all of these recipes are for ethnic Mennonite food, but the women from Henderson know how to cook, so I can safely say that these recipes will be good. Check back each Monday for a new recipe and feel free to leave a comment if you have a favorite recipe from these cookbooks, or if you have some tips on what I should make and how I should make it.
Today you are getting a special treat with two for the price of one Mennonite Monday recipes. The two recipes that I chose for today work great together for a meal, so I thought I should post both of them.

Last Sunday Mike and I had the following conversation...

Mike: So, what are you making for supper tomorrow. I need to mentally prepare.
Me: Umm (flipping to page 145) it's called Salisbury Steak.
Mike: (wrinkled nose) Salisbury Steak is one of my least favorite meals ever
Me: That would have been good to know 20 minutes ago before I started making it
Mike: I had to eat Salisbury Steak all the time in school and the fraternity. It is gross.
Me: You have never had my Salisbury Steak I bet you will like it
Mike: I bet not
Me: But this has a white sauce not the pre-pressed patty with dark thick gravy that we had at school and it is my dad's all time favorite homemade meal
Mike: I still don't like Salisbury Steak
Me: I guess we will see tomorrow

In hindsight, I should not have told Mike that we were eating Salisbury Steak because he wouldn't have thought it would be bad before he had even tried it. I took the meal to the field anyway and it was so good I even saw one of the guys lick his plate. I paired the Salisbury Steak recipe on page 145 of the white cookbook with the Gourmet Rice on page 180 of the same cookbook.

Salisbury Steak

3 slices bread, broken
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1.5 lbs hamburger
onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 can mushroom soup
pepper to taste
1/2 cup milk

Combine bread, eggs

and 3/4 cup milk.

I will say it does look gross in this stage.

Add hamburger, onion (I used minced onion. Don't tell my father-in-law he ate onions.), salt and pepper.

Mix together.

Form into patties. This made about 8 good sized patties.

Brown in Skillet.

I let them get pretty brown on both sides because I wanted them to be cooked through.

Stir 1/2 cup milk into the soup and pour over patties. Simmer 30 minutes. Use sauce as gravy on potatoes. At my mom's suggestions, I served it with rice and we put the gravy over the rice.



  1. I love this recipe!! but I haven't made it in awhile, so thanks for the reminder. I have never made the rice recipe, but I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks. Sandra

  2. so did Mikey eat it and like it? I don't think you's basically hamburger steaks with a yummy gravy. How could anyone not like that???