Salisbury Steak was named for James Henry Salisbury, a late 19th-century English physician who prescribed “the meat cure.” Salisbury said that eating beef three times a day could treat a variety of diseases and maintain health. He insisted that the beef come from disease-free animals and be made into chopped patties seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, horseradish or lemon juice. Years later, Salisbury Steak was the name given to an oval-shape ground beef patty, served with gravy and sprinkled with parsley. The Salisbury steak is often cited as an early example of what was soon to become “the hamburger.”
- 1 can of French onion soup
- 1 tray mushrooms
- 1 tray of ground beef about 1 1/2 lb.
- 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp Worcester sauce
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- Mix together 1/3 cup soup, ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt, and pepper
- Shape flat patties and brown in the skillet.
- Add the mushrooms, and the remaining soup, ketchup, Worcester sauce, and mustard. Simmer for about 30 min. To thicken the gravy dilute the cornstarch with a bit of water and add to the gravy.
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