Monday, September 19, 2011

French Onion Salisbury Steak

Wow. This was incredible. I didn't tweak~okay I did but only to add 5 patties instead of 4
{Click above to print recipe ~ sans my commentary}

1 & 1/2 lbs. ground chuck
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. minced green onions/scallions (same thing)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. flour
Ground chuck, parsley, scallions, salt and pepper. Divide into 5 even portions (or a smaller one for KK if you have a KK.) Shape into 3/4 inch thick oval patties. Place flour on a plate; dredge each patty in flour. (save 1 tsp. flour...of if you are like me, reach into your flour canister and get 1 tsp. later)
Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a saute' pan over med.-high. Add patties and saute 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove from pan. (assure Mr. HHH, that you WILL be cooking these longer in a little bit...)

For the sauce~
2 cups sliced onions (I used 1 large sweet onion)
1 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. tomato paste (I have no idea yet what I am doing with the rest of the can but I was FOLLOWING the recipe tonight!)
2 cups low-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup dry red wine
3/4 tsp. salt (seriously? Just use 1 tsp. and eyeball it a little less. c'mon.)
1/2 tsp. dried thyme

Add onions and sugar to pan; saute' 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste; saute' until paste begins to brown, 1 minute. Sprinkle mixture with reserved flour; (ahem.) Cook 1 minute. Stir in broth, wine, salt and thyme.

Return meat to pan; (Mr. HHH is so happy and healthy hearing this) bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Serve steaks on Cheese Toast with onion sauce ladled over. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan. Yes, I even did the garnish. The kids thought we were fancy schmancy! {okay I thought we were fancy schmancy too}

Cheese Toasts~
French Bread

Mix 2 Tbsp. butter with a pinch of paprika and spread on 5 slices of french bread. Sprinkle with cheese. (I used 1/4 cup mozzarella and shredded Parmesan)

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
Place bread on a baking sheet. 10-15 minutes until crisp and cheese is bubbly. 

This was definitely worth the effort. Next time, I think the kids can dress up in black and Mr. HHH and I'll pretend we're at a restaurant. How cute would that be? (thrifty too, no?)
We'll let the kids eat too of course, {in the kitchen}. :-) 

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