Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Paleo Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

This is basically my old Salisbury Steak recipe minus the sugars and condiments like Worcestershire and Soy Sauce that I would have normally used, but are a Paleo NoNo. Soy is a Legume which is a Paleo NoNo and Worcestershire has sugar so that rules that out.  I am not so sure how the Paleo world would look upon me using powdered Garlic and Onion but I feel that it adds a tremendous amount of flavor when combined with fresh. It is amazing how good the flavor was in this dish.

Initially I tried to thicken the gravy up with Coconut Flour.  Although it was thickened slightly, it acted like sludge at the bottom of the pan.  The sludge did not affect the flavor, but the look was unappealing.  My husband suggested I try Gum but what I ended up doing is boiling the sauce down to a glaze and it slightly thickens and dramatically enhances the flavor.

The old picture, obvious from the corn in the background! 


Patties
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 teaspoon Fresh Garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Mustard Powder
1/4 teaspoon Thyme
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 egg

Gravy
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 large Onion, quartered and sliced
8 ounce Mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon Fresh Garlic, minced
1 cup Beef Stock, good quality
1 teaspoon dried onions
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Mustard Powder
1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash
1/8 Cayenne Pepper
  • Add all patty ingredients and mix well. 
  • Form into 5 or 6 oval shaped patties. 
  • Add 2 Tablespoons Butter to pan and brown patties on each side, remove from pan.
  • Add 2 more Tablespoons of Butter to pan along with onion, mushrooms and fresh garlic. 
  • Cook until onions are translucent and mushrooms give some moisture. 
  • Add patties back to the pan and add remaining sauce ingredients.
  • Cook for 7 to 10 minutes on low, until patties are heated through and sauce is thickened.

Serve with Mashed Cauliflower and enjoy a paleo style comfort meal!!! ;-).




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