Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Salisbury Steak & Gravy

Salisbury steak is one of my favorite meals.  Thankfully, my oldest shares this love, so I can make this dinner without too many complaints.

This is a fairly simple recipe that you can vary as your tastes like.

Over the years I have been making it, this is what we like the best.  Enjoy!  :)

Nicole's Salisbury Steak & Gravy

6-8 ground beef patties (preformed or you can form your own)
2 medium onions, sliced
4 c beef broth (can be made with bouillon cubes or beef stock)
Steak, fajita, or seasoned salt
corn starch (to make gravy)

Step 1 - Sear patties on high heat.  Sprinkle with whatever seasonings you prefer.  I usually use the steak or fajita seasonings.   You can also use pepper or a seasoned salt.  Make sure to cover both sides of the patties with whatever you decide to season with.

Step 2 - This is what they should look like when you flip them. You want to just turn once to brown on both sides, but leave the juices so the patties are not dry.  I usually let them cook for about 5 minutes or so.  Once you can seared both sides, remove patties to a plate.

Step 3 - Saute sliced onions in remaining fat from cooking the meat.  This should take 5-10 minutes, on medium to medium-high heat.  If there is excess grease/fat, you can drain it once the onions are cooked.

Step 4 - Spread out onions evenly over bottom of pan and place patties on top of onions.

Step 5 - Add 4 cups of beef broth.  Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cover.  Cook for about 30 minutes.

Step 6 - If your family doesn't like onions in their gravy, just strain them out and put them in a bowl.  (Then I get all the delicious onions on my plate later!)

Step 7 - Bring the broth to a boil over medium-high heat.  Slowly pour in 1/2c cornstarch mixed with about 1/2-3/4c COLD water.  Use a whisk to bring gravy to desired consistency.  It if isn't thick enough for you after adding in the cornstarch mixture, just make up some more.  If it gets too thick by mistake, you can just slowly add in a little water until it thins down to where you like.

Serve with mashed potatoes and TONS of the yummy gravy!!!  Make sure to have a good bread to sop up the gravy too.  Happy eating!  :)

If you want a little cheat method, after you brown the patties, use 2 packets of onion soup mix + 4 cups water instead of real onions and beef broth.   

1 comment:

Debbie said...

That brings back memories...of course, I was the onion soup packet kind of mom. Look at you taking it to the next step! I'm so glad that you continue to be so much better than me!! Yay for progression!!
Love you!!