I was watching an episode of Best Recipes Ever the other day. It’s a Canadian-based cooking show that luckily also now airs here in Indianapolis. The host, Christine Tizzard, was making Salisbury steak. I filed the idea away as something I might make one day.But as the days passed, I kept thinking about that steak more and more. And yes, I thought about the Salisbury steak that comes in Hungry-Man TV dinners, which were a food staple for me in my college years. The recipe from Christine kept popping into my head, so I finally up and made it and it was GOOD!
Also try my Salisbury meatballs.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium white onion chopped
- 8 ounces whole mini bella mushrooms sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup beef stock
- Place the beef in a large bowl.
- Add salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons water.
- Using your hands, mix well then form into 2-3 1/2" thick patties.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the patties. Remove to a plate.
- Remove the drippings from the pan.
- Add the onion and cook until just soft.
- Add the mushrooms and thyme and saute until mushrooms soften, about 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle the flour over the skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- While still stirring, slowly add the stock. You might need a whisk to help prevent any clumping.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The mixture should be thick.
- Add the patties back into the skillet. Cover and simmer until the meat is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
- Serve patties covered with gravy.