It was Paul's turn to cook dinner ont he weekend. When I was making the grocery list he happened to be flipping through the latest Cooking Light magazine.
He looked up and said 'I'm making this Salisbury Steak for dinner.'
My lord, all I needed was a pipe, lounger, and a black and white TV and I'd be in 1950.
Anyway . . . he was cooking and all I had to do was eat so I shut up and added the necessary ingredients to the list.
For those of you who aren't in the know as they say:
Salisbury steak is a dish made from a blend of minced beef and other ingredients, which is shaped to resemble a steak, and usually is served in brown sauce. Hamburger steak is a similar product, but differs in ingredients. Salisbury steak was invented by an American physician, Dr. J. H. Salisbury (1823–1905), and the term "Salisbury steak" was in use in the USA from 1897.It is popular in the United States, where it is traditionally served with gravy and mashed potatoes or noodles.
There you go. A wee culinary food lesson.
Two words describe this dish: comfort food. And it was fabulous. It turned out to be just what we needed after a hectic day! The fact that it has but 192 calories made it even better!
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Sauce
1/3 cup grated onion, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 tablespoon butter
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered
1/3 cup dry red wine
1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
Combine 1/4 cup onion, pepper, salt, garlic, and beef. Shape into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
Melt butter in pan. Add mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in wine and remaining onion; cook 2 minutes. Combine broth and flour; add to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until thick. Add patties and vinegar to pan; cook 2 minutes.