Friday, March 5, 2010

homemade salisbury steak

if you are meat and potatoes kinda person, you are going to love these salisbury steaks. i made them for jamie the other night and he did. me, i am not so much on "meat patties", but i did make myself a teeny tiny one. it was good, full of flavor. it is a texture thing for me. now, i thought the the gravy and onions were daaaang tasty, too tasty in fact since i am trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle. i opted for just a spoonful, so cruel. i paired the salisbury steaks with nice full bodied,not wine, but mashed potatoes! plus some steamed fresh broccoli and garlic bread. overall, this is definitely a keeper. i found and adapted the recipe from one in a magazine. i hope you will try it.

not so healthy, but oh so good. enjoy.

beth's salisbury steak

for the patties-

1 1/4 lbs. of ground chuck
1/4 cup fresh chopped flat leaf parsley
2 tbsp. chopped green onions, all of it
big pinch of kosher salt
big shakes or grinds of black pepper
2 tbsp. flour

for the gravy-

1 tbsp. evoo
2 cups sliced onions(i used one large)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. minced garlic(i used one huge clove)
1 t2 cups beef broth
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1/4 cup dry red wine(i didn't use)
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves(i didn't use)

combine chuck, parsley, scallion, salt and pepper. divide evenly into 4 portions and shape each into 3/4"-1" thick oval patties. place 2 tbsp. flour in a shallow dish; dredge each patty in flour. reserve 1 tsp. flour.

heat 1 tbsp. oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. add patties and saute 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. remove from pan.

add onions and sugar to pan; saute 5 minutes. stir in garlic and tomato paste; saute 1 minute, or until paste begins to brown. sprinkle onions with reserved flour; cook 1 minute. stir in broth and wine, then add the salt and thyme.

return meat to pan and bring gravy to a boil. reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 20 minutes.


lisa said...

mike food!

April said...

Beth, this looks so good!!!

Amanda said...

Awesome job girl!! That looks fantastic and it doesnt have 2 lb.s of sugar in it.. I'm in!



Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

That looks lovely with onion gravy on it.

lisa said...

help! tomato paste isn't listed in ingredients. i guess it's instead of wine, but how much??

Bethie said...

Just wanted to add an email from my good friend Lisa(from above)...

"it was dinner last night. and it was sooo good.

i used sweet onion instead of green onion, and ketchup instead of tomato paste and sugar.
garlic powder instead of fresh. about a cup of broth for the gravy. with mashed potatoes. mike said it was exactly like diner food, and for him that's a good thing. and we both agreed we'd have it again. and it would be nice for company.

thanks a bunch!"