Salisbury Steak and Frankfurter Crown Casserole

Frankfurter Crown CasseroleTwo for the price of one today-from “A Campbell Cookbook Easy Ways To Delicious Meals, 465 Quick-to-Fix Recipes Using Campbell’s Convenience Foods”, Revised Edition 1968. Salisbury steak periodically enjoys popularity among a certain faction of my family. I confess I don’t use this recipe though-I just make burgers and some brown gravy and do it that way.

The Frankfurter Crown Casserole is just too retro goofy not to share. However, if your family can stomach hot dog casseroles-this one would be a fairly good one-sort of an escalloped potato/green bean casserole.

Do click the thumbnail and see the Frankfurter Crown Casserole drawing in all its glory!

Salisbury Steak

1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed golden mushroom soup
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
Generous dash pepper
1/3 cup water

Combine 1/4 cup soup with remaining ingredients except water; mix thoroughly. Shape into 6 patties, place in shallow baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Spoon off fat. Combine remaining soup and water; pour over meat. Bake 10 minutes more. 6 servings.

Frankfurter Crown Casserole

2 slices bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (101/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
3 cups sliced cooked potatoes
1 cup cooked cut green beans
1/2 pound frankfurters, split and cut in half

Cook bacon. Remove and crumble. Cook onion in drippings until tender. Stir in soup, water, salt, and pepper; add potatoes and green beans. Pour into 1-1/2-quart casserole. Stand up frankfurters around edge of casserole. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Garnish with bacon. 4 servings.


  1. The Frankfurter Crown Casserole is a classic! I remember seeing a recipe for this once, probably from Campbell’s Soup. It was so trendy to make convenience food look like something more sophisticated.

  2. I think it still is trendy…it just is the convenience foods that have changed. Or the presentation.

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