Monday, January 4, 2016

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

500gm Ground beef
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp thyme
black pepper
(garlic would have been nice, didn't think of it)

Mix up the meat and form into patties.  I fried them on the stove top for about 10 minutes then put them in the oven @ 325F for 20 minutes. They could have come out a little earlier but they weren't dry. Mashed potatoes and broccoli were straight up ordinary. Butter and salt in the mashed and the broccoli steamed, cooled and reheated in olive oil. 

In the meat frying pan I first caramelized a diced onion, then added the meat patties and scraped the onion to the side. When the patties were well seared on both sides I put them in the oven and added sliced crimini mushrooms to the pan.  More oil so the pan doesn't dry out.  Fry the mushrooms to a nice sear then sprinkle a teaspoon of flour over all. Add a tablespoon or two of butter and let than melt in.  Once the flour taste has cooked off, add a teaspoon of beef stock powder, add milk slowly, stirring so it doesn't get lumpy. Thin the sauce down with milk then let it cook down a bit. I added a bit of salt and a few drops of red wine vinegar. Serve over the meat and potatoes.

The sauce was a bit pasty, a little too much flour or not enough milk and stock. Otherwise it was a very good meal.

No comments:

Post a Comment