Poor Man's Steak Recipe: This Classic Amish Recipe Is Pure Downhome Comfort Food by 30Seconds Food

Poor Man's Steak Recipe: This Classic Amish Recipe Is Pure Downhome Comfort Food

We'll call this budget-friendly man's steak recipe. This Amish ground beef recipe is a classic and is basically fried then baked hamburger patties with a cream of mushroom gravy. Intrigued? Be sure to start this poor man's steak recipe the day before because it needs to chill overnight in the refrigerator. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 24 hours to chill 
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 25 1/2 hours
Servings: 4 to 6



  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • flour, for dusting
  • vegetable oil, for frying


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the steak ingredients except oil and flour. Press the mixture into a loaf pan. Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Cut the loaf into squares for single servings. 
  3. Dust the slices in the flour. Heat a little oil in a skillet and brown the patties on each side. Put them into a baking pan.
  4. Combine the cream of mushroom soup and water. Pour it over the patties. Bake in a preheated 300-degree F oven for 1 1/2 hours.

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