I know what you are thinking. Salisbury Steak?!? That brings you back to 3rd-grade lunchroom when the cafeteria lady slaps that “meat” patty on your tray. I typically don’t go old school like this. But for some reason, I thought about Salisbury Steak this week and figured I would add it to the menu for the week and give it a go. It actually turned out really good. REALLY good.
I used straight hamburger meat. You can do a mix of ground beef, pork, or turkey if you want. And I tried to keep it as simple as possible while making it a clean meal. I used fine Almond Flour instead of All-Purpose to bind the meat mixture. For the gravy, I used Coconut Aminos instead of Worcestershire and Tapioca Flour instead of All-Purpose Flour to thicken the gravy. For the potatoes, I used Almond/Cashew Milk, Chicken Broth, and Ghee. This meal was exactly what I wanted. It cured the nostalgia. It was warm, comforting and healthy!
Easy Salisbury Steak and Mashed Potatoes
TO MAKE THE SALISBURY STEAK:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds ground beef (minced beef)
- 1.5 teaspoon Sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- ¼ cup beef stock (beef broth or beef bouillon)
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup white onion - diced
TO MAKE THE GRAVY:
- 8 ounces mushrooms - diced
- 2 cups beef stock (beef broth or beef bouillon)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon Mustard powder
TO MAKE THE MASHED POTATOES:
- 3 large russet potatoes - peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- ¼ cup chicken stock (chicken broth or chicken bouillon)
- Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add in onions.
- While onions saute, mix beef, garlic, salt and pepper, egg, almond flour and 1/4 cup beef broth in a large bowl. Form into 5 large oval patties or 8 small oval patties.
- Place in skillet with onions and saute, browning both sides. They will cook for roughly 5 minutes per side. When done, take the patties out of the skillet and add in sliced mushrooms.
- When mushrooms have sauteed 3-4 minutes, add in beef broth and tapioca flour, whisking well. Add remaining Gravy ingredient, whisking until thickened. Place beef patties back in and simmer in the gravy 3-4 minutes.
To Make the Mashed Potatoes:
- Cover diced potatoes with water and boil until fork-tender. Drain.
- Place broth, milk, and ghee into the saucepan and heat. Add in potatoes. Mash by hand. Take off heat. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.