This is kind of like the old diner dishes, remember them? Nothing fancy --- just good plain food, served on those white plates with the black ring around the rim.
I had a pound of ground sirloin, and wanted to make something besides regular ground beef patties, that wasn’t calorie laden. I saw this recipe for Salisbury steak in my Cooking Light cookbook ~ it made me feel good about making the meat as it comes in at less than 200 calories per serving. That’s great and it tasted great too!
The recipe called for cremini mushrooms ~ I had button mushrooms on hand and used them. Sometimes, I like the high gloss of Kitchen Bouquet (“tsk, tsk!”) added to a dish such as this. Besides the gloss, it also gives the gravy a deep color and steps-up the flavor a tad. An added teaspoon of dry mustard provides a little zing. And, for a little additional color, there’s chopped parsley. Pick and choose what you want in it.
This is a great comfort food dish for these chilly days that I hope you will cook and enjoy!
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
1/3 cup grated onion, divided
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 tablespoon butter
8 ounces button, mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup dry red wine
1¼ cups fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet, optional
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
Chopped parsley for garnish, if desired
Combine ¼ cup onion, salt, pepper, garlic and beef.
Shape into 4 oval patties.
Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray.
Cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until browned.
Melt butter in pan.
Add mushrooms and sauté for 4 minutes.
Stir in wine, Kitchen Bouquet, dry mustard and remaining onion; cook for 2 minutes.
Combine broth and flour, add to pan and bring to a boil.
Cook 5 minutes or until thick.
Add patties and vinegar to pan, cook for 2 minutes.
Serve with your favorite potatoes, or egg noodles, and a vegetable on the side.
Tell me ~ did you "tsk, tsk" at the Kitchen Bouquet?
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking, for great tips on Tuesday’s and good and easy recipes every Friday!