I love a good "set-it-and-forget-it" meal, which is why I love using my Crockpot. It's an easy way to have a home-cooked meal, with minimal dishes, and just a few minutes of my time. And the result is always tender, juicy meat and lots of flavor. My latest Crockpot experiment meal was Salisbury steak. And it turned out delicious!
1 lb ground elk, or other wild game meat
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 packet onion soup mix
1 tbsp butter
2 packets of brown gravy mix + 2 cups of water
Mix together ground meat, mayo, Italian breadcrumbs, and 2 tbsp onion soup mix in a large bowl.
Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. While butter is melting, divide the meat into 6 equal patties. Brown the patties in the skillet over medium, about 3 minutes per side.
While the patties are browning, make the brown gravy. Put 2 cups of water in a small pot, add two packets of brown gravy mix, and the remaining onion soup mix.
Once the patties are nice and browned, place them on a paper towel to drain (if needed, depending on the fat content of the meat). Then carefully place the patties in the Crockpot. Place in a single layer if possible.
Pour the brown gravy over the patties.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Serve with your favorite sides. I prefer mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans.
Sarah Honadel is an avid outdoorswoman from Kentucky, now living in Idaho, who enjoys hunting elk, deer, turkey, pronghorn, and waterfowl. She is a team member at Huntress View, Pro Staff for Browning Trail Cameras, and Brand Ambassador for the GoWild app and BaseMap app. Follow her on Instagram @waddysarah.