November 6, 2012 in beef
I have gotten into really bad dinner habits over the past 8 months. With my husband gone there was no need to have dinner ready at a certain time so sometimes we’d have “dinner” at lunchtime and then eat cereal for dinner. Or sometimes I’d skip dinner altogether and everyone would just have PB&J. I won’t lie, I skipped cooking a lot. A whole lot.
In an effort to get back into a routine, I actually made a meal plan and stuck to it last week. It made my week go a lot smoother and surprisingly, was a lot of fun.
This was one of the things I made. Well, the slow cooker made for me. Man I love that thing! I can’t tell you the last time I had salisbury steak but this was so good and all the kids ate it without complaint. And since it’s “semi-homemade” with the canned soup and au jus mix, it’s incredibly simple and took no time at all to get situated in the slow cooker. You do have to brown the steaks before you put them in (helps to hold them together + gives it more flavor) but that only takes a few minutes.
I served it with those mashed potatoes I posted yesterday and the gravy was delicious on them. I definitely recommend doing some kind of mashed potatoes if you make these salisbury steaks. It just doesn’t get better than potatoes covered in gravy, does it?