What in the world is a burger steak? It's essentially a new trendy name for a good old fashioned Salisbury steak. You do remember salisbury steak, right? Picture me circa 1980, sitting in a middle school lunch room, surrounded by 100 of my closest friends, all eating Salisbury steak off of divided plastic lunch trays. Bring back memories?
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.
Salsibury Steak has undergone a transformation over the last few years in both name and recipe. The name that I keep running across is "Burger Steak." I am loving the new name - simply because I can't hear the words "Salisbury Steak" without picturing myself in pig tails sitting in a school cafeteria.
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
The only real issue that I had with this meal was trying to explain why we were having "burgers" without buns. (Some battles I just don't have the energy to fight.) My family gobbled these Burger Steaks up though and I didn't hear any complaints. Now if I only had a couple of divided plastic lunch trays to serve these.
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