Food for Soul

Easy Weeknight Salisbury Steak

Looking for something new to do with ground beef? Make this legendary classic.

BY CHRISTOPHER MICHEL

AUG 25, 2021salisbury steakIAN PALMER

Salisbury steak—that classic knife-and-fork ground beef dish—has been a mainstay on American tables since the late 1800s. And for good reason! It’s delicious, it’s easy to make, and it’s oh-so comforting. Serve it up tonight with some mashed potatoes and peas.

YIELDS:4 servings

PREP TIME:0 hours 35 mins

TOTAL TIME:0 hours 35 mins

INGREDIENTS

For Patties

1/2 medium onion, grated

1/2 c. unseasoned dried breadcrumbs

1 large egg

2 tbsp.  ketchup

1 tbsp. country Dijon mustard

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 lb. 80% lean ground beef

Kosher salt and freshy grated black pepper

2 tbsp.  canola oil

Mashed potatoes and peas, for serving

For Gravy

2 tbsp.  unsalted butter

1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 oz. mushrooms, sliced

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 c.  beef stock

1/2 c. heavy cream or whole milk

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Make patties: Combine onion, breadcrumbs, egg, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire in a bowl. Gently mix in beef with your hands, being careful not to over-mix. Form into 4 patties. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook, turning once, until brown and cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm; reserve skillet. 
  3. Make gravy: Reduce heat to medium-low Add butter, onion, and mushrooms to reserved skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally until soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in stock and milk. Simmer until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper 
  4. Serve steaks topped with gravy and potatoes and peas alongside.

CHRISTOPHER MICHELChris is the Senior Food & Garden Editor at Country Living, where he covers all things edible or growable.

https://www.countryliving.com/

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