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Salisbury Steak



1 finely diced onion

2 minced gloves of garlic

1 pound (0.5 kg) ground beef

3 eggs

8 ounces bread crumbs

Salt and black pepper


0.5 pound or (0.25 kg) diced button mushrooms

3 tablespoons of butter


2 cups (0.5 liters) of beef stock

3 finely diced shallots

Salt and black pepper 

Salisbury steak


1. Mix the beef, garlic, onion, eggs, and bread crumbs. Sprinkle a half teaspoon of salt and black pepper and continue mixing.

2. Take a handful of beef mixture and shape into an oblong steak, 1/4 inch thick. This recipe yields 8 steaks. Brown on both sides in a skillet over low heat. Depending on your beef, you may need to add a little oil. 

3. If the beef rendered saturated oil, I discard this oil. However, I do not wash the pan. Then saute the shallots and mushrooms. You may add more oil if necessary. Remove the shallots and mushrooms.

4. Now we make la roux. Melt the butter in the pan and add flour until forming clumps. Then add a little cold beef stock and stir vigorously. Gradually add stock and continue stirring. We want to make a gravy without clumps. Fill the stock container with one cup of water and continue. We want a slightly watery gravy. Add a half teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Bring to a soft boil.

5. Add the shallots and mushrooms to the gravy. Then layer the steaks in the pan so gravy covers all the steaks. Cover and simmer under low heat for 20 minutes. Every five minutes, remove the cover and use a spoon to sprinkle the top of the steaks with gravy.

6. Place a steak on a plate and drizzle a little gravy over the steak. Mashed potatoes compliments this dish.

Note: You may use two beef bouillon cubes to make the gravy. Just be careful of the salt.


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