I had a grandma who was an amazing cook. And the food that she made me tasted like this Scrumptious Salisbury Steak.
If only I was one of those girls with a recipe box full of family recipes passed down to me by my sweet grandma. Sigh…
My grandma never wrote a thing down. I swear she made it all up as she went along. And I lost her before I knew how much I loved to cook so no little nuggets to share. So, I had to figure out these kind of recipes and make them for my family and this is the kind you make and pass down and write down and share.
Because the world needs Scrumptious Salisbury Steak, people. I think it would be a much nicer place if we ate wholesome, real food like this — made from scratch with love.
So, now you kinda have to make this, right? At least brighten up your little corner. :o)
Start with 1 1/2-2 lbs. of good ground beef. The amount varies for me based on how many folks I need to feed and how much meat I have available. And this is pretty forgiving.
Put the meat in a bowl and to it add 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs,
2 tsp. mustard (any kind you’d like from dijon to whole grain to plain ol’ yellow)
1 T. ketchup
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. beef flavored Better than Boullion paste (or beef base)
and 1/2 tsp. pepper
and mix it all together with your hands.
Form 4-6 oblong burger shapes (kinda like footballs) and set them aside.
In a large skillet (I love my cast iron for this to get a beautiful sear), heat 3 T. butter over medium heat until the pan is nice and hot. Add the beef in and fry on each side for several minutes or until cooked through. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
To the hot pan add one large sliced onion and fry until soft and lovely, about 3-5 minutes.
Add in 2 cups beef broth or stock,
1 T. ketchup,
2 T. Worcestershire sauce and stir until combined.
To this loveliness, add 2 tsp. cornstarch mixed with about 2 tsp. cold water that you whisked together in a little bowl. Drizzle this in to the onion and broth and whisk until thickened and gorgeous. Add a little salt and pepper to taste, and nestle the beef gently back into the sauce in the pan. Make sure the heat is on low or off for the couple minutes you need to get your plate ready to serve this amazingly rich meat and sauce over noodles, mashed potatoes, or alongside one of these Little Potatoes Two Ways.
- 1½ - 2 lbs. lean ground beef
- ½ c. panko breadcrumbs
- 2 T. ketchup, divided
- 2 tsp. mustard, yellow, dijon, or whole grain
- 4 T. Worcestershire sauce, divided
- 1 tsp. beef base or Better Than Bouillion
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 2 c. beef broth or stock
- 1 large onion
- 3 T. butter, may need more
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- salt and pepper
- Put the ground beef in a bowl and to it, add panko bread crumbs, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, beef base, and pepper and mix it all together with your hands.
- Form 4-6 oblong burger shapes.
- In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium high heat. Add the beef in and fry on each side for several minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
- To the hot pan, add one large sliced onion and fry until soft, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add in beef broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and stir until combined.
- In a small bowl mix 2 tsp. cornstarch and 2 tsp. cold water. Drizzle this into the onion and broth and whisk until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste, and then nestle the beef back into the pan. Turn the heat to low to just keep warm until you are ready to serve.