One of Ryan's favorite meals when we go out to eat at a restaurant is Salisbury steak. It was never a dish that I had ever tried before. It was never a regular dish at my house and I never wanted to give up my restaurant favorites to try something new.
On a dinner date with Ryan one day he ordered his Salisbury steak and I took a bite. Although it is still not one of my favorite dishes I incorporated it into our meal plan for him. Plus, it is SUPER inexpensive to make.
- Hamburger Meat
- Dried Onion Flakes
- Stovetop Dressing (1/4 box)
- Garlic Powder
- 1/2 onion
- Gravy Pack
1. Mix together hamburger meat, onion flakes, garlic powder and stovetop dressing in a bowl. Form into patties.
2. Meanwhile, chop potatoes (skin on) and place in baking dish. Add about 2 tablespoons of butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
3. Begin frying your hamburger patties. Add sliced onions when patties are half done.
4. Prepare corn and gravy pack according to the package.
5. Serve altogether and enjoy! :-)
This recipe is so simple. The 2 lbs of hamburger usually makes about 4 patties. Being that it is just Ryan and I we only have 1 each and then freeze the rest for cheeseburgers later on! Waste not, want not!
Hamburger (1/2 used) - $ 2.87
Onion Flakes- $ 0.20
Garlic Powder- $ 0.20
Stove Top Dressing (1/4 of the package)- $ 1.25
Onion (1/2)- $ 0.57
Gravy Pack- $ 1.54
Potatoes (4 or 5 used) - $ 0.50
Frozen Corn- $ 0.30
Total: $ 7.43
Now that's what I call a cheap restaurant style meal!