As a mom of a household of boys, there are many nights that require meat and potato meals. Ground meat , in any form, is welcome at our table. I have found that if I make anything into a meatball and serve it over a starch, they will lick their plates clean. I took out ground beef to make salisbury steaks for dinner and when my seven year old asked what we were having for dinner, and I said salisbury steak, he put his hand on his throat and make a choking sound. This mom was not in the mood for a showdown at the dinner table, so I did what any quick thinking mom would do. I made meatballs instead of patties and told him it was pasta and beef meatballs. He ate two plates full and asked to pack the leftovers in his lunch tomorrow. See. Meatballs. Works every time.
Salisbury Steak Meatballs
2 lbs ground beef*
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk*
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and milk using your hands. Shape into meatballs.
In a skillet, add the oil and heat to medium high.Lightly dredge the meatbals in the flour and shake off the excess flour. Add the meatballs in batches to the skillet and brown on all sides.
Add the meatballs to the slow cooker .
In a large bowl, add the cream of chicken soup, au jus mix and water. Whisk until smooth and mixed well.
Pour over the meatballs in the crockpot and cook on high 3-4 hours or low 4-5 hours.
Serve over rice or egg noodles.
* You can lighten up this recipe by choosing lean ground beef or ground turkey, 2% milk , ow sodium au jus mix , and reduced fat cream of chicken soup.
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2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream
of chicken soup*
1 (1 ounce) packet dry au jus mix
3/4 cup water