I was craving salisbury steak a few weeks ago and decided to make it at home for the first time. I haven't had salisbury steak in years, and I had no idea of how to make the dish.
Fortunately, my friend allowed me to borrow her cookbook from Costco, and it had a recipe for this dish in it. The goal of the cookbook is to get you to buy products/ingredients from their store, so I had to figure out how to make my own gravy instead of buying the store-bought variety. I just followed the recipe I use for my chicken gravy with a few adjustments. The gravy came out beautifully and tasted great.
This steak came out almost perfectly! The only change I would make is to brown the meat in the skillet before putting it in the oven. I like when the edges of the meat have a slight crunch.
I also made mashed potatoes...
and heated up some frozen broccoli (my favorite vegetable, if you haven't noticed already).
1.5 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs (or the store-bought variety)
1-2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1 egg, beaten
16 oz or 2 cups beef gravy (recipe below)
1/4 finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine beef, onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, worcestershire sauce, egg, 1/2 cup of gravy and parsley. Mix well.
Form into 4-6 patties (grill patties in skillet to form crispy edges before cooking it in the oven, if desired) and place in a baking dish. Pour the remaining gravy over the meat.
Cover the pan with foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for 15 minutes longer.
1/4 of butter (1/2 stick)
4 cups of beef broth
salt and pepper to taste
onions, finely chopped
Create a roux by melting the butter in a skillet or saucepan on medium heat and then add in the flour. Stir the mixture with a whisk, and cook it for 1-3 minutes before adding in the broth. If using onions, add the onions to the roux before adding in the broth.
Once the broth has been SLOWLY added, add in the mushrooms, if being used. Allow the mixture to cook for about 15 minutes. If it gets too thick for your liking, add in more broth or water. Season to taste with salt and pepper.