I'm not so sure what actually distinguishes a Salisbury steak from a burger steak because I'm fairly certain that the "Salisbury Steak" that was served in my middle school cafeteria was a leftover hamburger topped with gravy. Not that I ever complained - in the world of school lunches - it really wasn't so bad.
I am loving the upgrades that have been done to improve upon the traditional Salisbury Steak recipes as well. The addition of fresh herbs and exotic mushrooms and taken this meal from ordinary cafeteria food to extraordinary dinner guest worthy fare.
1 pound 90% lean ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons oil
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
1/4 cup water
1 cup chicken stock
1 Tablespoon flour
Shape beef into 4 patties. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Coat skillet with cooking spray. Add patties to pan and cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.
Add oil to pan. Add onion, rosemary and mushrooms. Cook 5 minutes.
Add water. Scrape browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
Stir together stock and flour.
Add to mushroom mixture and bring to a boil.