Cooking with Susie Q

14 years ago

With the changing of the seasons, harvest is here.  Mary from Presque Isle wrote us with these recipes.  Mary says that during the harvest, her family is usually very hungry and tired when supper time comes.  These are two of her family’s favorites to come home to after a long day in the field.  Thank you Mary!

Crock Pot Salisbury Steak
2 pounds lean 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
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup plus 1/ 2 can of water

   Directions:  In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and milk using your hands. Shape into 8 patties.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge the patties in flour just to coat, and quickly brown on both sides in the hot skillet. Place browned patties into the slow cooker stacking alternately like a pyramid. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of mushroom soup with 1/ 2 can of water. Pour over the meat. Cook on the Low setting for 4 or 5 hours, until ground beef is well done.

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak
2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips
garlic powder to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cube beef bouillon
1/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 /4 cup cold water
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 large green bell peppers, roughly chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Directions: Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker.
Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, mix cornstarch with cold water until dissolved. Combine bouillon and cornstarch.  Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, green peppers, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.
Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
Have a great week! I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you with any suggestions or recipes you like. I can be reached at or c/o Pioneer Times, PO Box 456, Houlton, Maine 04730. See you next week! Susie Q.