Alright, Salisbury Steak. Another meal that the urchins anywhere in America are like to eat. A good divining rod for whether someone will eat a meal made from scratch is the question, “Can I get it in a box or TV dinner?”. If the answer is yes than indubitably people who are afraid of new things will eat it.
- 1.5 lbs Ground Round or Ground Beef
- 1 C. Onion (Chopped)
- 1/2 C. Hot Cooked Rice
- 1/4 t. Pepper
- 1 Egg White
- 2 C. Fresh Mushrooms (Sliced)
- 2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 t. Salt
- (2) 14oz. cans Beef Broth (no salt added)
- 3 T. Water
- 2 T. Cornstarch
- Vegetable Oil
First thing you’ll need to do is chop your onions, slice your mushrooms, and steal an Egg’s white.
So if you don’t have an egg separator you’ll have to do it the old fashioned way. Crack an egg open and keep the yoke in the shell as if it were a cup. Then transferring the yoke between the two halves of the shell let the white pour out without spilling or breaking the yoke.
After acquiring the egg White, combine it, the Onion, the Rice, and the Pepper in a large bowl.
Wash your hands and take out some sort of not stick cookie sheet or something flat and throw some wax paper on it. Now stick those freshly cleaned hands into the bowl and begin manually mixing all the ingredients together.
After you’ve adequately put the ingredients together, and you’ve finished pretending that you’re actually rooting in someone’s guts, start forming the pile of meat into 1 inch thick patties and placing them on that non-stick cookie sheet I had you grab. The size of these patties is entirely up to you. But due to the way they are cooked they won’t really shrink much. So, take that into consideration.
Take a large pan and begin heating it on a 1-10 scale about a 6 or 7. Then, when it is sufficiently warm, coat it with Vegetable Oil and throw your patties in. Then, cook for 5 minutes on each side.
When 5 minutes is up take them out of the pan and place them on something with paper towel to soak up the juices and keep them warm. If you have a bread warming function on the oven that’ll work nicely.
Now, take the mushrooms and throw them in the drippings and oil. Turn the heat up ever so slightly and saute them for about 3 minutes.
Now that 3 minutes has passed add the Beef Broth, Worcestershire Sauce, and Salt to the pan and cook it for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes has passed turn the heat down, throw the patties back in, and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
Once that’s done remove the patties and set them aside. Now mix the Water and the Corn Starch. Add this mixture to the mixture in the pan and bring it to a boil. Boil for about One minute or until the sauce has achieved the thickness you desire.
Spoon the sauce over the patties as they’re served and you’re done.
The meal in the picture looks a little sad. Mostly because it is lacking in potato. Mashed or otherwise. I’ve made sure to annotate where exactly potatoes would go if you had any.