Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy and Herbed Smashed Potatoes with Buttered Peas

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Recipe from Cooking Light.

Ingredient prep:

Please note that this recipe involves two of my favorite things: Mushrooms and Red Wine. The recipe said to use a dry red, so I used Merlot.

..And Onion. You all know how near and dear onions are to my heart.

That’s right: Mushrooms, Onion, and Red Wine. This simply cannot end badly.

To complete the Mushroom Gravy, beef broth, flour, and red wine vinegar were added to the above pan, and simmered for a few minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

Salisbury Steak patties contain Ground Sirloin, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and shredded onion. Cooked in a skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side, then added into the Mushroom Gravy.

A well-rounded plate! I did attempt to follow Cooking Light’s suggested serving sizes, and according to their nutrition facts, this whole huge plate is less than 500 calories! I did go back for more potatoes though. 🙂 So satisfying.

Rating: I’ll give this whole plate a solid 7.5/10.

The Cooking Light magazine article also had quick and easy recipes for two sides, which I also made.

Herbed Smashed Potatoes:

I boiled 3 medium, quartered Yukon Gold potatoes for about 10 minutes, and then mashed them with 1/3 cup fat-free half-and-half, 1 T. butter, salt, and approximately 1 T. of mixed herbs. It didn’t occur to me until…well… right NOW, that perhaps fresh herbs were being referred to, and I went ahead and added in about 1 T. of dried herbs (which are more potent by volume than fresh herbs), including about 1 tsp of thyme, 1 tsp of rosemary, and 1 tsp of Italian Seasoning. I know you’re supposed to taste as you go, and I kind of was, but at some point I was just like, WHOA, that’s a lot of herb-age! So just slightly too strong for me, but these were still delicious.

Buttered Peas:

This was simple. I sautéed finely minced red onion (which I substituted for shallots), in butter and olive oil for a few minutes and then stirred in frozen peas that I had cooked in the microwave. Simple, tasty, low-cal.

♪♫ Currently listening to: Lollipop (Remix) – Framing Hanley.

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