Skillet Steak Burger Supreme a recipe that an Amish woman sent to me years ago. And I have to admit when I ran across it the other night, I was skeptical. There are not that many ingredients and it just didn't sound all that appealing. But I had all the ingredients on hand and I wasn't sure what I was going to eat for supper, so I thought I'd give Skillet Steak Burger Surpeme a try!
🐄 My Beef With The Amish
The Amish do raise and eat a lot of beef and this recipe is ideal to use hamburger.
The Amish do raise beef, but they do not raise as much as conventional farmers. This is because the Amish typically farm on smaller plots of land and use traditional farming methods, which are less efficient than modern farming methods. However, Amish beef is often in high demand because it is perceived as being of higher quality and more humane than beef from conventional farms. I know I buy beef from Amish farms whenever I can because it is usually better quality than what you can find in a supermarket.
The Amish raise their beef cattle in a natural way, without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or artificial feeds. They typically allow their cattle to graze freely on pasture, and they supplement their diet with hay and grain. This results in beef that is higher in nutrients and has a better flavor than beef from cattle that are raised in feedlots.
Here are some of the benefits of buying Amish beef:
- It is raised naturally, without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or artificial feeds.
- The cattle are allowed to graze freely on pasture.
- The cattle are slaughtered in a humane way.
- Amish beef is typically higher in nutrients and has a better flavor than beef from conventional farms.
📜 Step-By-Step Skillet Steak Supreme
Now, note this recipe does call for the hamburger to fry in lard. That would make a huge taste difference. You can, however, fry it in whatever you prefer. I had some Crisco that I just put in the pan and melted since I didn't have lard. You could also use butter.
I had fresh eggs on hand and if you do too that is preferable, but otherwise any ol' egg will do.
What you are essentially doing is making a giant hamburger, about 1 inch thick and putting it in a skillet. I was having a little difficult getting the big burger to hold together so I ended up adding one more egg (my eggs were pretty small) and also added some oats. That is optional. Oats are great for holding hamburger together and many Amish add oats to their ground beef, but as long as you have enough egg in the mixture you shouldn't need oats. You can't really taste the oats, so no worries if you don't like them. Or you can just add more breadcrumbs. I just made my own bread crumbs, but you use bought ones.
The skillet I used was large so I left about inch of space around the edge of the big burger patty, but you can fill the skillet edge to edge depending on the size. You could use ground chicken, turkey, venison, sausage, ground pork, or any other ground meat or a blend of several to make skillet steak supreme.
I heavily seasoned my meat with basil and black pepper before I began pan frying. Lots of delicious savory flavors can be added to this: onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce are all yummy options.
This is where I added the cream of mushroom soup (and a cup of water). But if you have canned or fresh mushrooms that you also want to add, this is the spot to do so.
Stick a light lid over the patty and let it simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes. I did not turn the patty over because it was so large I didn't want it to crumble and it did fine.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and stick in the refrigerator. I ate my "steak" with broccoli, but rice and or potatoes would go well with this. And this mushroom-covered tender beef patty was just so delicious, like this comforting beef dish that was very filling and easy to make. I love the mushroom gravy that the soup adds to this hamburger steak meal.
🥩More Amish "Steak" Recipes
Amish Wedding Steak -Celebrate in style!
Baked Round Steak - Delicious!
Gloria's Bacon-Wrapped Steaks - Everything is better with bacon!
Super Sirloin Steak - Melt-in-your-mouth
🖨️ Full Recipe
Amish Skillet Steak Supreme
- 2 pounds hamburger
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 6 tablespoons onion, chopped fine
- Heat lard in skillet.
- Press meat into skillet to about one-inch thickness.
- .Brown on both sides.
- Add a can of mushroom soup and the same of water.
- Cover tightly and simmer for 20 minutes.