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Fake Steak and Gravy - As requested by bulletwolf

Here's what you need:

• 1 lb Hamburger
• 1TSP Garlic Powder
• 1TSP Onion Powder
• Few pinches of Salt and Pepper
• 1TBSP Milk
• 6 Crackers (Saltines are okay, but Town House or similar are best) OR About 1/2 cup of Breadcrumbs (Crackers are much better).
• 1 can Campbell's Beef Broth or Beef Consumme' (Sometimes one or the other aren't available, but they both work).
• 1 packet of brown gravy mix (the powdered stuff)
• 1/4 - 1/2cup of water (Not an exact science, I typically just fill up half of the Beef Broth can)
• The deepest casserole or baking dish you can find.

Instructions:

1. Preheat Oven to 350F. Mix together the hamburger, garlic and onion powders, crackers/crumbs and milk. Once you've mixed them together thoroughly, make meatballs of them. I usually make them about two and a half inches in diameter, sometimes larger. How big you make them really depends on the depth baking dish. Put them in the baking dish.

2. Mix together the Beef Broth, Gravy mix, and that bit of water. Then pour this mix over the meatballs in the baking dish. The gravy needs to cover the whole hamburger. If you have a shallow baking dish, then you might need to squish your meatballs into hamburger patties.

3. Put dish in oven. Bake for 40 minutes. Check hamburger to make sure it's not pink in the middle. If it is, cook for another 10-15minutes. Usually mine are done in 40 minutes, even as large meatballs, patty shaped hamburgers should definitely be done in 40 minutes.

Side Dishes: The gravy that this makes is phenominally good. Get yourself some mashed potatos for sure. If you need to make instant potatos, I definitely suggest Idahoan's "Buttery Homestyle". It comes in a red packet, not a box. Other brands, such as Hungry Jack's potatos will literally melt in the gravy, so avoid them. Also avoid fancy flavors, as they clash really bad with the taste of the gravy.
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