This is comfort food at it's best for me. This meal was one of my favorites that my Mom made. I've added afew more ingredients than she did, but the basic recipe is the one from my her kitchen.
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 can cream of mushroom soup
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp prepared mustard
1/2 onion grated
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Mix above ingredients together and form into 4 patties.
Make a flour coating of 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. I put this on a dinner size plate and dredge both sides of the meat patties in it before I begin to fry them.
Place 3 tbsp cooking oil in a heavy fry pan or electric fry pan. Once it begins to get hot place the meat into the pan on medium heat.
Slice 1 large onion into thin rings and add to pan around the meat. You may find that you need to add slightly more oil. Continue to brown the meat and saute the onions. Once the meat is well browned on one side flip and brown the other side. It is best to only turn the patties one time, so make sure they are cooked well. (medium temperature will insure that the meat is cooked and you get a nice brown crust) Once I have flipped the meat I stir the onions and begin to pile them onto the patties so they don't get to dark. Once meat is cooked through (about 7 minutes per side) remove to platter and keep warm in oven.
1 tbsp oil
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup cream
3/4 can of mushroom soup
1 package beef bouillon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
In the same fry pan you fried the patties and onions in heat 1 tbsp oil and add the mushrooms. Stir over med-high heat until they begin to get a golden brown color. Add the remaining ingredients and stir scraping in all the bits left from the meat and onions. If it looks too thick add abit of milk. Simmer for afew minutes.
Add the meat and onions to the gravy and simmer another 5 minutes. Spoon the gravy over the meat in the pan but don't flip the meat. It is very tender and you want the patties to remain whole.
Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable.
NOTE: I was just given a new kitchen gadget called a Julian Peeler. It is a neat way to make a nest of carrots. Add cooked peas and your family will love the added touch you put to a simple meal.