Friday, October 23, 2015

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Yum
 salisbury steak, mushroom, gravy,

My mother cooked dinner for our family every night, so there was not many frozen meals eaten at our house when I was growing up.  However, she sometimes bought little frozen entrees for us to enjoy after school and I always picked the Salisbury steak.   Of course, now that I can cook for myself and my family, I love to make Salisbury steak at home.  I think the perfect bite is a little bit of Salisbury steak and big dollop of mashed potatoes covered in gravy. Yes, each forkful is pure bliss. 

This recipe is a spiced up version with a really flavorful and rich mushroom and onion gravy.   To complete the meal I always serve it with some green vegetable like peas, broccoli or green beans.  Today I decided to have peas (because it was simple) and some steamed carrots to give a bright orange pop of color to the meal. 

I can't express how much my kids (even my daughter who is our occasional vegetarian) loved this meal.  They were also excited when I took some of the leftover Salisbury steak, heated it up and sliced it to make sandwiches the next day for their lunch box.   Of course my husband loved it so much that he had a Salisbury steak as a midnight snack that very same night!  Next time I better double my recipe because I was the only one that didn't get to enjoy the leftovers...not fair for Mommy!

The good news is that this meal comes together pretty quickly and it definitely beats any frozen dinner out there. 



Salisbury Steak with Mushroom and Onion Gravy
Recipe by Ramona W from Kitchen Simmer

Ingredients:

Salisbury Steak:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80/20 blend)
1 egg
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
3 Tbs plain milk
2 Tbs sriracha
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt (more to taste)
3 Tbs grated fresh onion 
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Mushroom and Onion Gravy:
16oz sliced mushrooms 
1 1/2 medium onions sliced (use the other half for the grated onion in the steak)
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup chicken or beef broth
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce 
red chili flakes - to taste
1 cup milk
1 heaping Tbs cornstarch
salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

Step 1:  Mix all the Salisbury steak ingredients together and form oblong shaped patties.  This will make about 8 large steaks.   

Tip:  Mix all the the dry ingredients/seasoning together first and the wet ingredients together first so gets added into the meat at one time and it all mixes evenly.  My photo shows it all separate for instructional purposes. 



Step 2:  Heat 2 Tbs canola oil in a large skillet (big enough to cook the steak and gravy together) and brown the Salisbury steaks on both sides on medium high heat until almost cooked through (about 3 minutes per side).  Then remove the browned steaks from pan until later. 




Step 3:  Make sure there is about 2 Tbs oil in pan and add the sliced mushrooms with a little salt and black pepper.  Cook for 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms brown.   My mushrooms released some of their juices (this helps make the gravy).   




Step 4:  Add the sliced onions and and cook with the mushrooms for 2-3 minutes.  Then add the poultry seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and the chicken or beef broth.  




Step 5:  Add the browned steaks into the gravy and cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes on medium low.  You can flip the steaks half way through simmering. Cook until steaks are fully cooked through.





Step 6:  Mix the milk and cornstarch together well and pour into the gravy.  Increase the heat to medium high and simmer until the gravy thickens.  Taste for salt and seasoning and adjust as needed.  Serve hot with mashed potatoes and vegetables.  Enjoy. 






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19 comments:

  1. I can see how your kids loved this. This looks delicious!!

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  2. This looks really good Ramona. Mashed potatoes with hearty meats is the best!!!

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    1. Thanks Renz! Yes... mashed potatoes and gravy make me very happy. :)

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  3. Looks really tasty! It is no wonder there are no leftovers for you. Definitely make a double batch next time. Congrats on the new blog name and the shiny new layout! :)

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    1. Thanks Linda! :) I definitely missed those leftovers. :)

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  4. Hey,

    thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm sure me and the kids would love it! Maybe I could even convince my wife on eating more gravy :)

    Grtz,
    Simon.

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    1. Thanks Simon! Yes... good luck with getting your wife to try gravy. :)

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  5. I am now comforted! Takes me right back to childhood!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh wow - Ramona, I am not much of a steak eater - but that steak looks so juicy!

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    1. Thanks Shashi! I can never cook a real steak...salisbury steak is as close as I get. :)

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  7. We love Salisbury steak and your combination of sides looks perfect!

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    1. Thanks Dan! I would have had a revolt on my hands if I forgot the mashed potatoes with this dish. :)

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  8. Love this recipe so much! Looks so authentic and the steak looks perfect!
    == Rika ====

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  9. Ramona I love this really warm meal. It just makes me dream of a Sunday lunch, where all family and friends gather and have this beautiful dish. I would finish everything on the plate and then grab a piece of bread and get all that sauce :) thank you for sharing

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  10. Salisbury steak is definitely on my lst of comfort foods. I can see myself making a double batch so, like your husband, I have a midnight snack available to me!

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  11. MMM, salisbury steak is the best comforting food, thank you for sharing this recipe!

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