Do you ever get in a cooking rut? Sometimes I get a little stuck when I am cooking with ground beef/pork. I do the regulars: Tacos, Spaghetti, Cheeseburgers, they are always tried and true… I found a new recipe for Salisbury steak and decided to give it a shot. It was from the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook and it was awesome! Not that I am surprised… but the best part was that it took me about 15 minutes to cook. Amazing! I prepped the meat mix and sliced the onions ahead of time so when my family was hungry I could whip it up fast.
The recipe called for 1.5 pounds of ground beef, however I didn’t want to hassle with splitting the pounds so I used two pounds. Then ½ cup of breadcrumbs 2 Tbsp of heavy cream, 2 Tbsp of dry mustard (I used regular mustard), 1 crumbled beef bouillon cube, 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, 1 Tbsp of ketchup, ½ tsp salt, and a ½ tsp black pepper. Mix it all together and form 6 oblong patties. Heat a skillet medium-high with 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Fry the patties on both sides until no longer pink in the middle, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove the patties to a plate.
To make the gravy add ½ an onion, halved and sliced thinly to the pan. Sauté the onion for several minutes and then add 2 cups of beef broth, 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, and 1 Tbsp of ketchup. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Mix together ¼ cup of beef broth with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in a separate bowl to thicken the gravy. In the future I may use more cornstarch so my gravy is a little thicker. Pour this mixture into the gravy, stir and let cook for 3-4 more minutes. This is where I added salt and pepper to taste… mainly pepper. I love pepper! Then set the steaks back into the gravy, pour the gravy over them, and then let simmer for a couple more minutes.
I served mine over mashed potatoes, and fresh vegetables would go nicely as well.