This Salisbury Steak is delicious. It has a nice, beefy flavor.
1 lb hamburger
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs, or more
(I use soft bread crumbs - 3 slices bread torn into small pieces)
1/2 cup tomato juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 pkg brown gravy mix
(Knorr brand is very good. Sometimes I use 2 pkgs gravy mix.)
1 cup water
Combine the hamburger, egg, bread crumbs, tomato juice, salt and pepper. Form into oblong patties and brown in a skillet in a bit of oil. The meat mixture is very soft, so they might break apart somewhat. Let them brown completely on the bottom before flipping them. This will help them to hold their shape. Place patties in a greased 9 x 13" pan.
In a saucepan, combine the gravy mix and water, and bring to a boil. reduce heat a little and cook until thickened, about 2 - 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over the patties. Bake 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, until no longer pink in the center. You can cover the pan with foil if you'd like, but it is not necessary.
Serve with mashed potatoes, or cooked egg noodles.