Monday, March 10, 2014

Day Thirty-One - Chopped Steak with Onion Gravy (3.4.14)


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon cooking sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Form into 8 balls, and flatten into patties.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the patties and onion in the oil until patties are nicely browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the beef patties to a plate, and keep warm.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the onions and drippings in the skillet. Stir in flour with a fork, scraping bits of beef off of the bottom as you stir. Gradually mix in the beef broth and sherry. Season with seasoned salt. Simmer and stir over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, until the gravy thickens. Turn heat to low, return patties to the gravy, cover, and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Katie: This dish was simple but very savory. It is like a salsbury steak and it was about the best I've had ever. The ground steak had great flavor and the gravy was wonderful.

Potter: When I was a kid I always loved the school lunch salsbury steaks and as I grew up I always wondered what happened to salsbury steaks. You never see them at restaurants, nobody ever just whips them up for dinner. Turns out they just call them something different: chopped steaks, hamburger steaks, etc. This recipe was delicious and will certainly be my go-to salsbury steak recipe. The gravy did come out a little thin so don't be afraid to add a little more flour than the recipe calls for.