Baked Fake Steak with Gravy

Baked Fake Steak with Gravy


"Don't let the time scare you. This is an easy, simple and good recipe for using hamburger, or any ground meat. This is good to mix one day and bake the next. Goes well with noodles, rice or mashed potatoes."

Ingredients 12 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 272 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 21.1 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 413 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, saltine crackers and milk. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, and mix until well blended. Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Press the beef mixture firmly into the pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 8 to 10 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from meat, and rub flour over the top side of the beef. Flip out of the pan onto waxed paper, and rub flour on the other side as well. Cut into pieces (I use a pizza cutter).
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the meat until browned on each side, turning only once. Remove to a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix together the water, condensed soup, and gravy mix. Pour over the meat in the dish. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Serve fake steak and gravy with potatoes, rice, or noodles.
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  • Brown beef, and place in slow cooker with gravy mixture. Cook on low for 5 to 8 hours.
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  1. 68 Ratings

Kathy Sheets

Very good! I took a big shortcut though, made the meat mixture, shaped it into oval 'burgers', browned on both sides, topped it w/fresh mushrooms, then the gravy mixture. Then I covered it, brought it to a boil, turned it down to a simmer, and let it cook for 15 minutes. My teenaged boys and husband loved it! YUM!

Amy V.

this recipe has amazing potential! i made it the first time exactly as the recipe listed and it turned out ok. the second time i changed a few things and it was amazing! first, you must pat off the grease before moving the meat to the baking dish. if you skip this step the gravey becomes a greasy yucky mess. second, add an egg, some parm cheese, and bread crumbs in place of the crackers. it makes everything stick together better and is more flavorable than just the saltines. this is definately worth a try... delicious! thanks for sharing.


I just love this baked fake steak with gravy but I do something a little different. I use the George Foreman Grill to cook the hamburger steak. Then I put the hamburger steak and gravy mix in a crockpot for 6-8 hours on low.