The Weekly Meal Deal this week is a delicious comfort staple at my house. When you think of a warm, filling, homemade dinner, you should think Salisbury steak. At least, you should today! That is what I made. To make it even easier, you can make this meal in the crockpot! Now I have your attention!
I had a feeling this versatile meal would make it into the lineup before long. It is so simple, and satisfying. You can make this ahead and freeze. I love to buy those cheap aluminum pans from the dollar store for that purpose. I adore cooking ahead. It gives such a sense of accomplishment to see all of the meals stacked up in the freezer ready to go. When you are making a meal for dinner, make twice as much and freeze one. Then you won’t have to make the mess next time. Hmmm….I need to have a freezer cooking day soon. I haven’t done that in a long time. That is a great time saver tip. Cooking ahead makes it easy to feed your family on those busy days without going through a drive through. You can feel like Martha Stewart without spending hours in the kitchen.
You can bake the Salisbury Steak in the oven, or do what I did this evening and throw it in the crockpot. I just put mine in the crockpot about 3 PM, and took the kids outside to play. We all needed some fresh air. It does a body good! I know it is cold and windy, but the poor things can only be cooped up for so long. They are ready to get out and run, and if I don’t let them out they just do it in the house. So, I took them outside for sanity purposes. Kids need to get dirty every once in awhile. When we came back in the house, it smelled so yummy! I just mashed some taters, and opened a bag of salad and we were ready to eat!
That is my kind of meal. The kind that requires no attention, has easy cleanup, and everyone licks their plates clean! Oh….What’s that? You want the recipe. Sure! Here ya go!
- 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
- ½ cup Bread Crumbs (seasoned) Click to see how I make my own.
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ¼ tsp. Pepper
- 1 Egg
- Small Onion diced (about 1 cup) (Optional)
- 1 – 14 oz Can Beef Broth (or half a carton)
- 1 – 4oz Can Sliced Mushrooms (Drained)
- 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
- 2 Tbsps. Water
- 1 – Packet Brown Gravy Mix or 1 – Jar/Can Brown Gravy
Mix water and cornstarch together to make a paste.
I then poured the gravy over the meat patties and cooked on low for atleast 3 hours.
Makes 4-6 servings…depending how hungry you are.
Now, here is the Meal Deal. The prices and the coupon match-ups are for this week at Publix thanks to I Heart Publix. You can make this meal for much cheaper with the items from you stockpile. Remember, I bought ground beef at Winn Dixie last week for $1.99/lb, much less than the $3.49 this week at Publix. I also had everything I needed on hand, and did not need to buy a single ingredient except for potatoes.
The price listed below is if you need to buy all ingredients this week at publix.
This week you will need to buy…
(2) Shedd’s Country Crock Deluxe Side Dishes, Mashed Potatoes: Regular, Garlic, or Loaded; Macaroni and Cheese; Cheddar Broccoli Rice or Cinnamon Apples, 21 to 24 oz tub, BOGO $3.59
Use (2) -$1/1 Sides PRINT
(1 lb)Lean Ground Beef, $3.49/lb
(2) Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, Including Steam Trays, 10 to 13 oz pkg, or Corn on the Cob, 4 ct bag, 50% Off (est $3.00 before sale)
Use (1) -$1/2; $.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, Rice, or Pasta, Any Bags – 02-07-10 SS
Or Use (1) -$1/2 Steamfresh PRINT
Plus Use (1)-$1/2 Birds Eye Steam Fresh Vegetables and Rice 10 – 13 oz Yellow Adv Buy Flyer (effective 3/6)
Or Use (2) -$.35/1 Birds Eye Vegetables, Any Excluding Steamfresh Varieties (Publix Coupon) Healthy Meals Healthy Kids Booklet
Bread Crumbs $1.50 (est)
Canned Beef Broth $1.00 (est)
Canned Mushrooms $1.00 (est)
1 pk brown gravy Mix $1.00 (est
Total Before Coupons $14.58
Total After Coupons $10.88
Divide by 4
$2.72 Per Person for Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, and a Veggie
You will have extra veggies, and Shedd’s side!
**GLUTEN FREE DAIRY FREE** This recipe is Dairy free. To make sure it is gluten free, make homemade gravy or use a gluten free gravy mix.