It seems I’m always taking you guys to places you don’t want to go. Let’s think back, we’ve visited the musty halls of homemade hamburger helper, meatloaf, cream of mushroom soup, and now salisbury steak.
I’m sorry, we keep traveling back in time to school cafeteria land, but this salisbury steak is just. so. damn. good.
But Jaxx, I hate salisbury steak! I know you do. Well, you think you do.
My niece came to visit and I said I was making salisbury steak. “But Uncle Jaxx, I hate salisbury steak.” Sure you do little grasshopper. She took a bite and then hearts and unicorns began swirling around her head. She goes home, tells my sister about this “best ever” salisbury steak. My sister visits and says, “All I hear about is Uncle Jaxx’s salisbury steak. Will you make me salisbury steak? I hate salisbury steak. Will you make it?” Done. Next thing you know, hearts and unicorns are swirling around her head.
See what’s happening here? I’m turning hate into love. And you can too!
Forget the cafeteria lady plopping who knows what on your plate. This is different. It’s very tender, almost too tender, if that can happen. I believe it’s the egg yolks. I leave out the whites and only use that fatty yellow goodness.
Also, I either buy my ground beef from a quality market (no gristle) or I grind my own with my KitchenAid. Either way, you don’t want to whip this up and find it’s full of nasties.
Let’s dooo it!
1 pound of ground beef (80/20)
1/3 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons of ketchup
2 tablespoons of mustard
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire
pinch of cayenne
2 large egg yolks
Salt and Pepper
4 tablespoons of butter or oil
2 cups of beef broth
1.5 tablespoons of corn starch
1 onion chopped
1 cup or more of mushrooms chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 tablespoons of ketchup
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
Mix all the meat ingredients together and form oval patties. Brown each patty on both sides in butter or oil. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add your mushrooms and onions and sauté. Add 1.5 cups of the beef broth to the mushrooms and onions, reserving 1/2 cup of beef broth. Add Worcestershire, ketchup, and parsley. Mix together.
Combine your reserved beef broth to the cornstarch to make a slurry the add it slowly to your mixture. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then add your meat patties, simmer for 15-20 minutes or until done. Time will depend on the size of your patties.
**NOTE: The only thing I want to add here is watch out for the hearts and don’t trust unicorns. Just kidding. No, be very easy when browning the patties. When I said tender I meant it. They will break very easily when handling so be careful.Salisbury Steak. Turning hate into love one oval patty at a time!Click To Tweet
And of course, to see it in action: