I substituted golden mushroom soup and added 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/8 tsp onion powder to meat mixture. We are a family of 2 so after making patties I vacuum packed and froze for 2 more meals. Will either cook as recipe calls for or turn into hamburger steaks.

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
¼ cup milk
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (1 ounce) packet dry au jus mix
¾ cup water
Instructions Checklist
Step 1
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and milk using your hands. Shape into 8 patties.

Step 2
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge the patties in flour just to coat, and quickly brown on both sides in the hot skillet. Place browned patties into the slow cooker stacking alternately like a pyramid. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, au jus mix, and water. Pour over the meat. Cook on the Low setting for 4 or 5 hours, until ground beef is well done.