Thursday, November 19, 2009

Faux Swiss Steak

This is adapted from a recipe that I found at It got rave reviews from nearly everyone in the family. My husband thought that it was a Morningstar Farms product, only better. Since MSF burgers are now nearly $1 each, I am very happy to have found this recipe!

The bullion cubes without animal products can be found  at natural food stores or even in the natural food sections at Kroger.

1/2 pound mushrooms, grated or run through a food chopper

1 medium onion, likewise chopped

1 not-quite-chicken or beef bullion cube (if you have it)

2 teaspoons soy sauce

2 cups uncooked oatmeal

1-2 teaspoons garlic powder

1-2 teaspoons onion powder

1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1/2 cup water

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

2 eggs

salt and pepper

1 ) Mix all of the above thoroughly. Let sit while you stir up the topping.

1 cup light sour cream

1 can mushroom soup

1/4 cup water

2 ) Heat frying pan and spray with non-stick spray. Put a bit of oil in. Make mushroom mixture into small patties and fry until golden.

3 ) Put fried patties into a greased baking pan, preferably 9" x 11". Pour sauce over patties and bake at 375 for about 1/2 an hour, until the top is browning.

Serves 6 or so. If you'd like to make it a little more quickly, microwave the sauce while you fry the burgers. That will cut cooking time by about 10 minutes.

The burgers can also be fried and served on a bun, or covered with sauces of your choice. They're very versatile!

This is perfect with Potatoes Romanoff!