Taste of Central Iowa

Beefy flavor explored

You can never have too many ground beef recipes, so today I have two more to add to your collection. Also, a tasty recipe that uses Rice Krispies in a different way.

Salisbury Steak

1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed French onion soup

1-1/2 lb. ground beef

1/2 c. dry bread crumbs

1 egg

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 Tbls. flour

1/4 c. ketchup

1/4 c. water

1 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

In a large bowl, mix together 1/3 c. condensed French onion soup with ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt and black pepper. Shape into 6 patties.

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 ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder. Pour over meat in skillet. Cover, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Souper Burgers

1 lb. ground beef

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup

1/4 c. water

1/4 c finely chopped onion (optional)

1 Tbls. prepared yellow mustard

4 Hamburger buns

Mix beef and soup well. Spread evenly on 4 bun bottoms placed in baking pan with 1 inch lip to catch any drips. Bake at 350 degrees, about 30 minutes till crispy edges. Top with bun tops and return to oven till warm through, about 5 minutes. Remove to plates with spatula. Serve immediately.

Cereal Bars

1 stick butter

1 box yellow cake mix

12 oz. package mini marshmallows

3 c. crisp rice cereal

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 9- by13-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Remove and add ingredients in order given. Bake 25 minutes. Cut into bars