Monday, July 18, 2011

Smothered Steaks

My cooking buddy and I whipped up a delicious dinner tonight...if I do say so myself!

This is where she always sits when I'm cooking dinner, and stares at me like a weirdo...she won't cross the line into the kitchen for some reason, nothing that we have taught her...unless she sees something fall! 

I decided on smothered hamburger steaks for dinner because this is one of Barry's favorites.  He orders it often when we go out to eat, and as someone who cares very much for her husband's heart health (I am 100% certain they are not using lean ground beef and low sodium ingredients!) I decided to give it a healthier go!  So gather up your ingredients:

For the steaks:
1 pound lean or extra lean ground beef
1 tablespoon low fat, olive oil based mayo (for a binder since the beef is lean, I normally would have used an egg, but we were out)
Garlic Salt
Onion Powder

For the gravy:
1 can healthy request cream of mushroom soup
1 packet low sodium brown gravy mix
1 cup water
1/2 large onion, cut into "strings" (I'm sure there is a more official term, but I don't know!)

Start by preparing the meat.  In a mixing bowl, combine meat, mayo and seasonings to your liking...a few dashes of each will do.

Form 4 roughly even patties.

While you prepare the gravy and onion, go ahead and start to heat a large skillet over high heat on the stove.  To make the gravy, whisk the soup, gravy packet and water together in a small mixing bowl and...

cut the onion into strings.

When your skillet is nice and hot, sear each patty for about 5-10 seconds on each side.  They should be pretty brown on each side, but raw in the middle.

Reduce heat to medium/low and pour gravy mixture over meat.

Add the onions inn.

Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Remove lid and simmer for about 10 more minutes - until meat is cooked through and onions are tender.

And that's it!

Next time I post it will be about our ultrasound Thursday...what do you think?? Boy or Girl?!?



  1. Random follower here! Wanted to let you know I made this last night and my husband and I both loved it! Simple and delicious!

    PS I have a german shorthair also! His name is Ollie. Aren't they just the best dogs?!


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