April 20, 2009

Melissa's Cookbook – Salisbury Steak Meatballs

My Saturday small group dinner night’s theme this past Saturday was “Country” cooking. I had checked out Paula Deen’s website for ideas. I then came across the forums on her site and found this recipe for Salisbury Steak. Only I wasn’t about to make steak patties for everyone, that would have cost too much since we have AT LEAST a dozen people at dinner every week. So I started thinking…why not make Salisbury Steak Meatballs?
I took a chance and followed the recipe almost exactly. My friends already know they are my “guinea pigs” on Saturdays. LoL They know I love to torture them try out new recipes and so far they have liked everything. The only things I did different from the recipe was to make the meatballs the night before so they would be firm and not fall apart when I cooked them and cooked them a little longer than in the recipe. Here is the recipe that I was SO excited turned out SO yummy considering it was the first time making them:

Salisbury Steak (Meatballs)
Printable Recipe

2 pounds ground beef (I used ground turkey) 1 can French onion soup (Campbell’s makes this. I was worried I couldn’t find it) 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 can cream of onion soup (Campbell’s makes this too. I had never heard of it until this recipe!)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

In a large bowl, mix together 1/3 cup French onion soup with ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt and black pepper. Shape into 6 oval patties. (I made 25 golf ball-sized meatballs from this recipe and refrigerated them overnight covered with waxed paper.)
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In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown both sides of patties. Pour off excess fat. In a small bowl, blend flour and remaining soup until smooth. Mix in water, cream of onion soup and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over meat in skillet. Cover, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
*Ground beef needs to be cooked to 160 degrees and ground turkey needs to be cooked to 165 degrees.* I cooked the meatballs without the sauce, in an electric skillet about 15 minutes before pouring the sauce over them and let them simmer for 20 minutes.
Many, many thanks to the person who posted this recipe in the Paula Deen forums. This recipe is a keeper for me!
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  1. Great idea! Thanks for linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and for the recipe.

  2. These look so yummy! My son LOVES Paula Deen. Almost more than cartoons. He is always asking me to make what she is making. I should make these and surprise him by telling him it is a Paula Deen Recipe : ). Your weekly cooking club sounds SO fun!~

  3. awesome idea thanks for sharing

  4. This looks like a yummy variation on meatballs, which I love!


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