Total time: 45 mins | Serves: 6-8

This Amish Country Poor Man’s Hamburger Steaks recipe is another classic. It’s an excellent family dinner idea with flavor-packed pan-fried hamburger steaks, covered in a simple gravy, then baked to perfection. For an easy, filling meal, pair these hamburger steaks with mashed potatoes, your favorite veggies, or salad.


1 1/2 c. saltine crackers, crushed (1 sleeve of crackers, roughly)

2 lbs ground beef

1 c. whole milk

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp onion powder

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

all-purpose flour, for dredging


1 1/2 c. whole milk

1 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

2 (10.75 ounces) cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup

How to make Amish Country Poor Man’s Hamburger Steaks

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. Using a non-stick spray, grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Step 2: Place the condensed cream of mushroom soup and whole milk in a medium bowl. Mix well until combined, then whisk in the freshly chopped parsley. Set aside.

Step 3: Place the ground beef, crushed saltines, milk, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powders, and cayenne in another large bowl. Generously season with salt and pepper. Combine everything using two forks or your hands until just mixed. Then, gently shape the mixture into even-sized patties.

Step 4: In a shallow dish, place 1 c. all-purpose flour. Coat all the patties in the flour.

Step 5: On medium-high, heat a large skillet. Place the patties in the skillet once the oil is very hot and sear until both sides are golden brown. I suggest working in batches to avoid overcrowding the skillet.

Step 6: To the prepared baking dish, transfer the browned patties and top with the gravy. Tent the dish with aluminium foil and place it in the preheated oven. Bake the patties for about 30 to 40 minutes or until completely cooked.