May 28, 2014

Smothered Salisbury Steak Tips

OK, this one is a little outside the box. I made it out of necessity the first time and we liked it so much I've made it several times since. My onions LOVE it and keep asking for it.

I had some ground beef defrosting on the kitchen counter and asked AB to put it in the fridge for me. When I went looking for it to make supper I discovered she’d put it in the freezer rather than the fridge so it was partially frozen again. I was planning on having Hamburger Steaks & Gravy and had already peeled the potatoes for mashed potatoes but the meat was too firm to shape into burgers.

So, I cut the partially frozen slab of ground beef into big chunks, cranked the heat up, chopped up some onions and hoped for the best. And it is! It’s the best!

You end up with something sort of like meatballs without all the work and the gravy practically makes itself!

I had no idea what to call this concoction so I asked on the facebook page. Through a group effort, we came up with the idea Salisbury Steak “Tips” because it’s very much like Salisbury steaks. But smaller.

Smothered Salisbury Steak Tips! Salisbury Steak "tips" smothered in gravy and onions in a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Smothered Salisbury Steak “Tips”
1.5 pounds ground beef
Salt, pepper and garlic powder
1 large onion, halved and sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 1/3 cups cold water

Step 1 - Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut ground beef into large chunks and season liberally on all sides with salt, pepper and garlic. Add seasoned meat to hot skillet and let sear for several minutes before turning. Add onion slices around the perimeter of the skillet and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2 - Once the meat has seared on one side, gently flip so that it can sear on the other sides as well. If you try to mess with the meat too much it will crumble. By letting it sear on the top, bottom and whichever other sides you can manage, it will keep its shape.

Smothered Salisbury Steak Tips! Salisbury Steak "tips" smothered in gravy and onions in a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Smothered Salisbury Steak Tips! Salisbury Steak "tips" smothered in gravy and onions in a quick and easy weeknight meal.
adding the flour
Gently stir and turn onions as you sear the meat. Once meat is seared on all (or most) sides, push the meat and onions to one side of the pan. Tilt pan slightly so that the pan drippings come to the empty side of the pan. Whisk flour into pan drippings and cook for 1-2 minutes or until slightly browned. Set skillet back down flat and reduce heat to low.

Add brown gravy packet to a small bowl then whisk in water. Slowly pour gravy mixture into skillet and stir to incorporate. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until meat is cooked through.

Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.


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20 comments:

  1. What if you don't have or ever use gravy mix??? Substitution suggestion?

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    1. Double the flour and use beef broth.

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    2. and add Kitchen Bouquet.. it's great for browning (add to broth) and adding a bit of flavor. it's found where the Worcestershire and stuff is at. It's great to make a brown gravy (dark, med, light, etc) when ya just can't make a brown gravy with the flour alone lol.

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  2. This is good with cubed steak too ... Old time recipe from my Grandmother (1899 - 1989) ...

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    1. Oh, yes, I make fried cubed steak and gravy too!

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  3. I'll bet you 5 bucks that you served yours over rice!

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    1. Ha! I'm 3 for 4! I made it with mashed potatoes the first time because AB had been BEGGING me for them. She's half Canadian so I let it slide :)

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  4. I mage Salisbury steak meatballs bc my kids will eat anything in meatball shape. This looks so much easier!!! I usually serve them over rice bc I'm a fat kid and love some rice and gravy!

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    1. Haha! Best thing I've heard all day!

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  5. My mom and now myself made this with round steak, we called it smothered steak with onions. When I use ground beef I make patties brown them and then call it hamburger steak smothered with gravy and onions.

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    1. We do the same thing....have for years.....a fast and hearty meal in 1/2 hour or less.

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  6. I noticed your recipe was featured on The Weekend Potluck link party and I am hoping you would bring this recipe or one of your other delicious creations to my link party The Yuck Stop Here. You can find us this week until Sunday evening at 8pm ET at http://mommasangelbaby.com/the-yuck-stops-here-10/ or starting next Tuesday at 8pm ET at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2628. Hope to see you there! HUGS

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  7. Oh my GOSH!! This sounds incredible.

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  8. This was delicious, added some mushoooms. Served with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.

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  9. This was "too good" according to my 7 year old. I didn't have enough drippings so I had to add some milk after adding the flour. But it was still awesome and superb. Thank you for sharing a recipe we will keep in our family's "favorites" cookbook.

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  10. Adding this to my "to try" list ... I have made this using cube steak for the past 40 years ...

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  11. I have a little over a lb of stew meat in the fridge so could I use it for this recipe? or will the stew meat be to tough?

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    1. I think stew meat needs to cook a little longer than this but you could give it a try!

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  12. I stumbled across this recipe today. Thought it looked familiar to yours...
    http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/smothered-salisbury-steak-meatballs/

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    1. Yes, I've seen it too. It makes me sad when bloggers don't give each other credit for recipes and inspiration. I always try to. It doesn't take anything away from me to introduce you guys to a great recipe or another blogger that inspired me. Oh well... such is life!

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