Down home and comforting, these ground beef “steaks” are covered with a flavorful mushroom sauce.
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, finely minced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, finely minced
- 1 stalk celery, finely minced
- 2 tablespoons snipped parsley, minced
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms (about 2 cups)
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 2/3 cup chili sauce (such as Heinz chili sauce)
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- dash of bottled hot pepper sauce
To make the patties:
- Preheat broiler.
- Place the beef in a large bowl. Add in the onion, bell pepper, celery, parsley, garlic, dry mustard, marjoram, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper. Lightly mix all of the ingredients together, being careful to not overwork the meat.
- Shape the mixture into 8 patties about 3/4 inch thick. Place the patties under the broiler and cook for 12 to 14 minutes, or until done, turning halfway through.
To make the sauce:
- While the steaks cook, make the sauce. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the mushrooms. Cook for 4-5 minutes over medium-high heat until the mushrooms are tender. Sprinkle with the flour; stir. Add the chili sauce, beef broth, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Cook and stir until the mixture is bubbly. Cook for 1 minute more. Serve the sauce over the patties.
adapted from Best Loved Community Recipes