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Poor Man's Steak

July 31, 2023 • 0 comments

Poor Man's Steak
This dish taught me the beauty of simple ingredients and home-cooked love. The rich, earthy flavors of this gravy paired with tender ground beef create a comfort food experience like no other. And oh, don't forget the mashed potatoes, because let's be honest, that extra gravy needs a home!
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  • Servings: 4


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together egg, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, salt, pepper, cracker crumbs, and onion. Fold in ground beef and mix until just combined. Form into 7 round patties using ½ cup mixture per patty.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter, and add patties to skillet.
  3. Cook on medium heat until both sides are brown. Remove patties from the skillet.
  4. Add mushrooms and garlic to pan drippings. Fry until garlic is soft and mushrooms are tender.
  5. Make gravy: In a liquid measuring pitcher, whisk together milk, flour, salt, and pepper. While stirring, add milk mixture to skillet.
  6. Simmer until thickened. Add sour cream and stir until smooth. Return patties to skillet and simmer on low for 5 minutes.


  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash liquid smoke
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced thick, or 2 (4-ounce) cans sliced mushrooms, drained 2 garlic cloves, crushed


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached white
  • flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste ¼ cup sour cream
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