poor man’s steak

poor man’s steak

poor mans steak

Poor man’s steak is our take on Salisbury steak – made from mince and served with a brown sauce.

  • 35 mins
  • 4-6
  • Easy


  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 slices wholewheat bread, crumbled
  • 1 egg
  • 30ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 10ml Dijon mustard
  • handful parsley, chopped
  • olive or avocado oil, for frying
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 30ml butter or margarine
  • 30ml cake flour
  • 375ml beef stock
  • blanched green beans and mashed potato, to serve


  1. Combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, ½ Worcestershire sauce, ½ mustard and parsley. Season. Shape
    into 4-6 oval patties.
  2. Heat a splash of oil on medium-high and fry the patties for about 4 minutes on each side until browned.
    Set aside.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the same pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until browned. Add the butter/margarine and stir in flour for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the stock, remaining mustard and remaining
    Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Return the ‘steaks’ to the sauce and heat until cooked through. Serve with beans and mash.


Magazine issue date: October, 2018


About Margie Els-burger

Food Editor at Your Family - Margie Els-Burger won the 2018 Avo Ambassador as well as the Galliova Egg Champion. She also walked away with the 2019 ‘Galliova Food Writer of the year’ award! She is a sweet-oholic and equally loves exotic salts. Her superpower is raiding the fridge to whip up (and use up!) easy meals. If she’s not busy cooking up a storm and making food look pretty, you’ll find her out searching for new (and old!) restaurant gems - or hiding with a tin of caramel treat.