Salisbury Steak and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The original Salisbury steak was named after a popular late-19th-century diet doctor who recommended a high-protein diet. Salisbury steak is really a fancy hamburger with a brown gravy sauce. Depends on who is making it, but it boils down to that simple explanation.  I’ll admit that when I was a kid my mom used to feed us Swanson’s frozen dinners, and Salisbury Steaks were my favorite! When I was a single mother struggling with two children they to had this as a favorite.  Today there is no need for me to buy processed food so I made this all time favorite, which I think has been years since we have had it.  It was demolished and no one left the table hungry!

This takes about 40 minutes to prepare, I made mine will Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

What you will need;

1 ½ lbs Ground Beef

2 cups beef broth

2 medium onions chopped

8 oz mushrooms sliced (my kids don’t like mushrooms so I diced them into the recipe)

1/3 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs

2 tbsp flour

3 tsp tomato paste (almost a 6oz can)

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp vegetable oil

Salt and pepper to taste (and whatever other spice you would like) I added basil and garlic as well as a bit of rosemary for a more flavorful patty.

Sauté the onions in a large pan over medium heat for about ten minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile combine the beef, egg, bread crumbs, your spices and ½ cup of the beef broth in a large bowl remove half the onions and incorporate together, form them into equal sized patties, I made five.

Sprinkle the remaining onions with flour and coat over medium high heat for about 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Remove the onions before adding the patties to brown on both sides, when you turn the patties add the onions back to the pan.

Once the patties have browned integrate the remaining ingredients into the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce has reduced.

Serve with Garlic mashed potatoes.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I use one potato per person (cut into small pieces skin on)

1 c milk (I prefer sour cream but had none on hand)

½ stick butter

2 eggs

2 cloves garlic minced

1 tsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Boil the potatoes in salted water; boil for about 8 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Drain them thoroughly and return to the pot. Add all ingredients to the pot and mash

Bon Appétit

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