Poor Man's Hamburger Steaks

Poor Man's Hamburger Steaks


"An old fashioned hamburger steak recipe topped with cream of mushroom. Serve with some warm mashed potatoes and your favorite green vegetable. Our family loves this. Makes a great cheap meal!"


55 m servings 693 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 693 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 46.6 g
  • 72%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 43.2 g
  • 86%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 1618 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, crackers, milk, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Form 6 or 8 large beef patties, and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish, or other shallow casserole dish. Pour the condensed soup evenly over the top of the patties, and sprinkle canned mushrooms over the top. Cover the pan with a lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for about 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until beef patties are well done.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 148 Ratings


After reading all of the reviews and following some of the other reviewers' tips, we ended up eating a delicious meal using this recipe. I made the burger patties exactly as written, but after f...

I scaled this down to one pound of 'burger and two cans of soup. Instead of making seperate patties, I covered the bottom of the dish with the hamburger, cooked 10 minutes @ 350 degrees, poured ...

I will never forget when one of my high school friend's mother made this when I spent the night. Loved it, came home raving about it, and finally got my mother to make it. Still make it to this ...

Very yummy-- I scaled this down to 1 lb of beef and 1 can of cream of mushroom. I left out the milk and used an egg instead to help hold the patties together. I also seasoned the patties with on...

I found that the meat was a bit mushy the first time I did it ( following the recipe) so the next time I only added half the milk and and only half the crackers, I also added some misses dask g...

This was allright. Nothing special, but decent nonetheless. Both my hubs & I agree that Anne Marie Sweden's hamburger steaks w/ onions & gravy is FAR superior to this recipe (these "steaks" were...

I thought this was really good! My changes were, omitting the milk (I forgot it, and I'm not sure how it helps the dish anyway) and to the mushroom soup I added worchestershire, a teaspoon of o...

Crackers instead of bread crumbs? That is genius!! I don't know why I didn't think of it before. My family really enjoyed this and my picky 11 yr old son even asked for more! I added one egg ...

I did not care for this recipe. Seeing how A/R came and edited my review, I guess you can't be specific as to WHY you did not care for a recipe. I'll say it again. Recipe as written, turned out ...