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Poor Man's Steak

Poor Man's Steak is a recipe that is easy to prepare, hearty and delicious. Ground beef is seasoned and then baked with a layer of gravy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Poor Man's Steak
Servings: 6
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime



  • 2 lbs Hamburger Meat
  • 1 cup Saltine Cracker Crumbs
  • 1 cup whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Flour for dipping
  • 1 Tbsp Butter


  • 2 cans condensed cream of Mushroom Soup 10.75 oz each
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix together the hamburger meat, cracker crumbs and seasoning in a large mixing bowl (using your hands).
  • Then form the mixture into 8 hamburger patties.  Then roll the patties in the flour.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet and fry the patties in the butter over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are browned.
  • Then move the patties to the baking dish.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the cream of mushroom soups and the milk.  Pour this mixture evenly over the top of the patties in the baking pan.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 50-55 minutes until the steaks reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
  • Remove, top with the fresh parsley and then the steaks are ready to serve and enjoy!


*We recommend using lean ground beef so that the steaks are not greasy.  
*The patties will shrink down once they are cooked so make sure to form the patties larger than you think they would need to be.  
*Store the leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1357mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 5mg