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”
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.
|adding the flour|
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.