Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Recipe: Salsbury Steak

Michael Salsbury

It only seemed right that someone with a last name like mine would have a recipe for this classic dish, so here's mine.

1 pound ground beef (80% lean or better)
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs (I like the finely-ground canned ones)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 large egg
1 10-ounce or larger can of beef broth
1 4-ounce can mushrooms, drained
2 Tbsp. cold water
2 tsp. corn starch

  1. Mix beef, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, and egg in a bowl until well-combined. Then shape into four patties.
  2. Brown the patties over medium heat (or optionally grill on high until you have grill marks and finish in the skillet).
  3. Drain any grease from the skillet.
  4. Add beef broth and mushrooms and bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer.
  5. Cover and simmer 10 minutes until the patties are done.
  6. Remove the patties and set them aside.
  7. Mix the water and corn starch to make a paste to thicken the broth.  Gradually stir into the broth as it simmers, thickening it.  If it gets to your desired gravy consistency, stop adding the corn starch mixture.
  8. Put the patties back into the gravy and flip them around to cover.
  9. Place a patty on serving plate and cover with some of the gravy.  Any leftover gravy can be used on mashed potatoes if you are making those as a side dish.

About the Author

Michael Salsbury / Author & Editor

In his day job, Michael Salsbury helps administer over 1,800 Windows desktop computers for a Central Ohio non-profit. When he's not working, he's writing, blogging, podcasting, home brewing, or playing "warm furniture" to his two Bengal cats.


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