Poor Man's Steak

August 5, 2022 • 0 comments

Poor Man's Steak
Hungry for a steak dinner but wishing for something cheap? Try out this recipe for a different twist on steaks! Poor Man's Steak pairs perfectly with fluffy mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Drizzle creamy mushroom sauce over potatoes and you will have a delicious, comforting, old-fashioned dinner.


"Steak" Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 cup saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. onion seasoning
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Einkorn Wheat Flour for dredging (or more if needed)
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil

Mushroom Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with butter.
  2. Whisk mushroom sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine first 9 "steak" ingredients in another bowl and mix well.
  4. Shape into even sized patties.
  5. Pour flour into a shallow bowl and season with more salt and pepper.
  6. Dredge patties on both sides till well coated.
  7. Heat a large skillet on medium-high and add butter and oil.
  8. Sear patties on both sides till golden brown.
  9. Place patties in a single layer in the baking dish.
  10. Pour gravy evenly over the patties.
  11. Cover with aluminum foil.
  12. Bake for 30-40 min.

Cook's tip: To dress up this dish even more, add shredded cheese to the ground meat!

"It probably won't ever be quite as good as a Ribeye Steak meal, but this recipe does makes some seriously delicious eating! I know from experience..." ~ Wesley