Amish Poor Man's Steak

An old fashioned grilled hamburger steak made with ground beef, cracker crumbs, milk, chopped onions, seasonings and smothered in a mushroom gravy.  
Poor Man's Steak is common in Amish communities. It's an old-fashioned recipe that uses ground beef in place of a more expensive cut of meat. Ground beef is mixed with cracker crumbs, milk, chopped onions, seasonings, cut into squares, grilled and then covered in a creamy mushroom gravy before being baked in the oven. Poor Man's Steak is is the perfect comfort food.  

Poor Man's Steak might sound like a boring hamburger recipe, but I assure you it is quite delicious. 
Perfectly seasoned and grilled hamburger steaks, smothered in a cream gravy and served over fluffy mashed potatoes or noodles. Pair with a crisp salad and a vegetable and you have a delicious hearty meal.  I hope you'll give this recipe a try. 

After combing the hamburger, cracker crumb mixture and seasoning together, press the meat mixture into a 13x9 inch baking dish and refrigerate overnight. 

Remove from the refrigerator and cut the meat into serving size pieces and grill slightly.

You don't want them fully cooked just with some grill markings on each side. Add the hamburger steaks back to the baking pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the mushroom gravy ingredients together and whisk until blended. Pour the mixture over the steaks and bake at 350 uncovered for 45 minutes - 1 hour, depending on your oven.  

Serve with gravy over mashed potatoes or noodles. 


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Tina Butler said…
Oven temperature is 350 degrees. It has been fixed to reflect the recipe.
MrsYee said…
Made this last night and it was absolutely AMAZING!!! Will be added to Sunday family dinner. Always need good ground beef recipes and this is certainly one of them!!
Tina Butler said…
We love it too! I like how the hamburger steaks are grilled first and then baked. The meat is so much more flavorful.