Thursday, October 23, 2014

Savory Salisbury Steak

Can you picture it now?  Two oval ground beef patties swimming in brown gravy in their own compartment to prevent the gravy from mixing onto a section of mashed potatoes and maybe some corn or peas and carrots.  A frozen meal for a kid from the 70's who might have thought it was a treat to have a TV Dinner.

This is a great weeknight option - if you stay out of the Frozen Food aisle.  

1/2 cup milk
7 Tbsp. instant potato flakes 
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
1 egg
1 Tbsp. beefy-onion soup mix
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 onion, halved and sliced thin
1 lb. white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced thin
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1-3/4 cup beef broth
1/4 cup dry red wine

  1. Whisk milk and potato flakes in a large bowl.  Add beef, salt and pepper to taste, minced onion, parsley, egg, beefy-onion soup mix and Worcestershire sauce and mix until combined.  Shape into four 1/2-inch oval patties and transfer to plate.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  2. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook patties until well browned on each side, about 10 minutes.  Transfer to plate.
  3. Add onion and remaining 3 Tbsp. butter to now-empty skillet and cook until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.  Add mushrooms and 1/2 tsp. salt and cook until liquid has evaporated, about 7 minutes.  Stir in tomato paste and flour and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Slowly stir in broth and wine and bring to a simmer.  Return patties to skillet, cover, and simmer over medium low heat until cooked through, 15-20 minutes.  Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with mashed potatoes, buttered egg noodles or rice.


  1. There is no mention of adding the beef broth and wine in the directions.

    1. Thank you for catching that! Now corrected!

    2. Thanks! Making this tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

    3. What beefy-onion soup mix did you use?

    4. I used Lipton dried soup mix. It comes in Onion, Beefy Onion and I think Beefy Mushroom!

  2. Simple and awesome "comfort food".


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