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Classic American Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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The Salisbury Steak, a timeless American classic, brings the essence of comfort food right to your table. This dish, featuring tender ground beef patties smothered in a rich and savory mushroom gravy, is a testament to the simple yet profound pleasures of home-cooked meals. It’s a recipe that not only warms the stomach but also the heart, making it a perfect choice for family dinners, special occasions, or any night when you crave something deeply satisfying.

Crafting this dish is a journey through flavors and textures, from the juiciness of the beef to the earthy tones of the mushroom gravy. Each bite is a harmonious blend of ingredients that have been carefully chosen to complement each other, ensuring that every forkful is as delicious as the last. Whether served alongside mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, or your favorite vegetables, Salisbury Steak is a versatile and hearty meal that promises to delight.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

FOR THE STEAKS:

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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (preferably 80/20 mix for flavor and juiciness)
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

FOR THE GRAVY:

  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (button or cremini work well)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Steak Patties: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. Divide into 4-6 portions and form into oval-shaped patties.
  2. Cook Patties: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove and set aside.
  3. Make the Gravy: In the same skillet, melt butter. Add onions and mushrooms, cooking until soft and browned. Sprinkle flour over, stir and cook for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Simmer until thickened.
  4. Combine and Serve: Return patties to skillet, spooning gravy over the top. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Adjust seasoning as needed.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Kcal: 520 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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