Saturday, September 24, 2011

French Onion Salisbury Steaks

Here is a quick and easy dinner that can be on the table in less than an hour. Serve steaks on top of frozen garlic toast.

French Onion Salisbury Steaks

1 1/4 lbs ground chuck
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons scallions, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups onions, sliced
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup dry red wine
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cheese toast (in frozen food section, or make your own)
4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley (garnish)
4 teaspoons parmesan cheese, shredded


Combine chuck, parsley, scallion, salt, and pepper. Divide evenly into 4 portions and shape into 3/4 to 1-inch thick oval patties.

Place 2 tablespoons of flour in a shallow dish; dredge each patty in flour. Reserve 1 teaspoon flour.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add patties and sauté 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove from pan.

Add onions and sugar to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste; sauté 1 minute, or until paste begins to brown. Sprinkle onions with reserved flour; cook 1 minute. Stir in broth and wine, and then add the salt and thyme.

Return meat to pan and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 10 minutes.

Serve steaks on Cheese Toasts with onion soup ladled over.7Garnish with parsley and Parmesan.

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