My hubby has been begging me for Salisbury steak and I just haven't had the time to make it with both babes back in school. I decided to do a cheater version using frozen meatballs, you can find my legit Salisbury steak recipe here. It was actually pretty good! I found out recently that I am allergic to nearly every food under the sun, and have been doing really good at avoiding them... The one thing I missed here was that the meatballs, are in fact mixed with chicken and pork. If you have an allergy to them, you may want to steer clear and make your own meat balls, or find beef only ones.
You can do this in a crock pot or you can do in the oven! Since learning of my food allergies, I have modified my sauce from my traditional Salisbury Steak Recipe Here.
Here is what you will need:
1 Bag of Frozen Meatballs
2 1/4 cup Beef broth
1 Packet of McCormick Brown Gravy
1 Packet of McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
1 Packet of Sunday Pot Roast Slow Cook Sauce
2 Tsp Ketchup
1 Tsp Worcestershire
Salt, Pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste (you can also add garlic powder!)
Put 1 bag of meatballs into a baking dish. In a small bowl, pour your beef broth, ketchup, Worcestershire and mix together with all of your seasoning packets and pour over meatballs. Add salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste. Cook in the oven at 450 for 20 minutes. If you are using a crock pot you can do the same thing and let cook on low all day.
I personally cook my onions separate, you can saute and add to the meatballs right away, or you can saute in olive oil just before serving in a separate bowl. I do them separate only because my husband is the only one who eats them.
I LOVE using the seasoning packets and mixing them. I get such a good rich flavor out of mixing the beef stew, the pot roast and the brown gravy packets. This is a quick and easy meal that tastes SO good! Some people give me the raised brow at mixing the beef stew into some of my recipes but I swear it tastes AMAZING! Flip the packet over and read the ingredients! Soooo much goodness and flavor!
I cheated on the potatoes tonight and did not peel them. My husband prefers them with skins, the kids like them better without skins, but ain't nobody got time fo dat on a Tuesday! Here is how I make mashed potatoes:
Here is what you will need:
2lbs of Potatoes
Add 2/3 cup of hot milk
1/4 Cup of butter (I use a substitute)
1/4 Cup of sour cream
1/2 Packet of Ranch
Salt and Pepper to taste
I use the Yukon Gold Potatoes. Cube your potatoes before cooking!
Bring potatoes to a boil, and then reduce to low heat for about 20 minutes. Once they are ready, you can strain the water and keep them in the pot they are already in and add the rest of the ingredients. Mash away! These are so yummy! The sour cream and ranch really give the meal a hidden kick!
I REALLY REALLY REALLLLLLYYYY want a Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas...
A girl can dream lol! Until then... I still use my hand mixer! It work well but takes a while to make sure we are sans lumps! Otherwise I'll hear about it!
Once you are done with your creamy potatoes, you can serve! This is one of my go to comfort meals! The kids love it, hubs loves it, and I am able to modify easily for all of us!