If you don’t have any wine on hand, or prefer not to cook with it, just substitute the same amount of broth or water. But I’m telling you; the wine makes all the difference.
You can form these into meatballs or make the patties smaller for the kiddos. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time appropriately. Serve with some mashed potatoes, garden salad and some hot rolls or biscuits. For sopping up the yummy gravy of course.
Salisbury Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Gravy
Directions for steak patties
4 TBS. butter
2 lbs. ground beef
1 C. yellow or white onion, finely minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground thyme or sage
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 1/2 TBS. Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 C. Panko or regular bread crumbs
Parsley, dried or fresh, for garnish
Combine ground beef, eggs, minced onion, garlic, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, pepper and thyme. Form into 8-9 oblong patties. Melt butter in a large skillet and pre-cook patties over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side, searing until well browned. Remove and set aside. Reserve drippings in the skillet. Dissolve beef base in 2 1/2 C. warm water (or substitute beef broth) and set aside.
Directions for red wine mushroom gravy
2 C. yellow or white onion, sliced
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
1 tsp. kosher salt (or to taste)
1/4 C. white flour
1/2 C. red wine
2 1/2 C. warm water
2 TBS. beef base or bouillon
Place sliced onion and garlic into the skillet with drippings. Add salt and pepper. Saute over medium-high heat until tender.
Add mushrooms and sauté additional 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and stir well. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes stirring constantly. Whisk in red wine, water (or broth) and adjust seasonings. Reduce heat and cook 3-4 minutes.
Return pre-cooked steak patties to the skillet.
Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 7-8 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the patties. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta. Garnish with optional parsley.
Alternative cooking method: Place patties in lightly greased baking dish and top evenly with gravy. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until done.