Salisbury steak was invented over a hundred years ago by Dr. Salisbury. Today, it has become a staple in many restaurants and kitchens around the world. It is simple to make and extremely delicious. I usually make it as a midweek meal as it only takes about half an hour or so to make. It is great served up with some mashed potatoes. Actually, we serve it with mashed potatoes and green onions.
Salisbury steak, as with any recipe, has a few cooking tips. You can use any cut of ground beef, but I prefer a lean ground beef. I make my patties round. If you wish, you can make them larger and in the size of a steak. When I finish making the patties, I run my index finger down the middle to make a ridge or valley in the meat. This creates a greater steak like effect. You can use any kind of bread crumbs. I always place a few drops of Tabasco sauce in my ground beef just for an additional kick, but this is totally optional. This recipe will give you 4 nice size patties.
When making the sauce, there are a few options to keep in mind. First, cook the onions for about 5 minutes or so to the point where they are just about wilted. If you don’t have ground mustard on hand, you can simply leave it out. It creates a slight tang taste, but it will taste fine without it. The amount of Worcestershire sauce is optional; although, I find a tablespoon suffices. Lastly, if you want the sauce a little thicker, simply add a little more corn starch and water.
[btn color=”orange” target=””]Ingredients:[/btn]
For the sauce
- 1 1/2 cups of beef stock
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp of corn starch diluted in 2 tsp of water
- 1 large Spanish onion, cut finely and ringed
- 1 tbsp of ketchup
For the Patties
- 1 lb of lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 4 drops of Tabasco sauce
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
- Servings: 4
- Time: 40 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: American
[btn color=”orange” target=””]Cooking Video:[/btn]
[btn color=”orange” target=””]Method:[/btn]
- Add the beef, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, Tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl. Using your hands, mix until everything is well combined. Form the ground beef into 4 circular patties. Run you finger down the center of each patty to form an indentation so the patty will resemble a steak.
- Fry the patties in a pan, over medium high heat, for about 4 minutes on each side. Set them aside.
- In the same pan, add in the onions, and fry them until they are translucent and somewhat wilted. Then, add in the beef stock, mustard powder, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring it to a boil. Add in the diluted corn starch and stir until the sauce thickens.
- Put the patties on a plate, and spoon the onions and sauce over them.
- Serve and enjoy your Salisbury steak.