When my dad became a preacher, eons and eons ago, we moved around a lot.
But we always had family and friends over.
One of the things that I can remember dad making is poor man’s steak.
Mom would mix it up and dad would fry it.
And I would be standing beside him, watching his every move.
Scooping the squares with a black handled spatula.
Plopping them in flour, and talking to me the entire time.
I loved learning at my dads side.
So, on Tuesday afternoon I called dad to make sure that I was making this correctly because the years that have passed since I last saw him make this are many.
And the brain.
It is learning what middle age is all about.
Middle age, I don’t like you.
If there are any leftovers it is perfect to make into a Shepard’s pie.
Poor Man’s Steak
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 1 sleeve crackers, crushed~~you can use saltines or ritz type
- 1 onion, diced finely
- 1 c. water
- 3 cans cream of mushroom soup
Mix first 4 ingredients together, along with whatever seasoning you like. I use salt, pepper and garlic powder. Pat out in a 10×15 pan and refrigerate over night. Cut into squares. Dust with flour and fry in a small amount of oil. Take 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup and mix with one can of water. Pour about 1/3 of the mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Layer meat and sauce, ending with sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour at 350º.