Salisbury Steak

With grocery prices continuing to rise, I find myself trying to come up with new ways to serve foods to help stretch my dollars.  I remember my mom doing the same when I was young.  Salisbury steak is just a fancy name for hamburgers.  I have also heard it  called Poor Man’s steak.  Mom didn’t like calling it that, so she preferred Salisbury Steak. I used ground beef, but ground turkey would work well, too.  (sorry, no picture this time!)

1-1/2 lbs. ground beef

2 tbsp. minced onion

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. crushed marjoram

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 envelope mushroom gravy mix (I used cream of mushroom soup)

1 can mushroom pieces, drained

2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

In a large bowl combine ground beef, onion, salt, marjoram, and pepper; mix well.  Divide meat into 6 portions and shape into oval patties about 3/4 inch thick.  Broil steaks 3 inches from heat for 3-4 minutes; turn and broil the other side for another 3-4 minutes or until done.  Prepare gravy mix according to pkg. directions; stir in mushrooms and vinegar.  Heat through and pour over steaks.  Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.