Back in the day when times were tough and people couldn’t afford to buy steak, they made what they called Economy Steak. Now it doesn’t taste anything like steak to me but it does taste like a cross between a meatloaf and a hamburger. I think that’s what I like about this recipe, it’s not a hamburger or a meatloaf and definitely not a steak. Someone gave me this recipe back in the 70’s and it called for broiling, however, I fry it. The recipe also calls for onions which I really, really wanted to add but because I made these for my grandkids I left them out. I will make sure to put them in the recipe card below.
Ingredients – and onions!
In a medium bowl combine the ground
beef, onion, salt, pepper, evaporated
milk and bread crumbs.
Divide the mixture into four patties
using your hands. If it sticks to your
hands, rinse your hands in cold water first.
Cook in a large frying pan over medium
heat until no pink remains. Serve immediately
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 onion, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
- In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients.
- Divide into four equal portions.
- Using your hands, form the mixture into four patties about 1” thick. If it sticks to your hands, wet your hands in cold water first.
- Place the patties into a large frying pan.
- Cook over medium heat until brown and no longer pink inside.
Categories: Ground Beef