Winter is on the way. When the temperature starts dropping I crave comfort food. One of my favorites is Salisbury Steak. I tried a new recipe using green peppercorns in the sauce. It was twice as much work as my old standby and not nearly as good. The picture is of the recipe I tried but I'm posting my favorite and easy recipe.
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 cups beef broth
1 large onion-sliced thin
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3 TBSP. cold water mixed with 3 TBSP. cornstarch
Combine beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, salt, and pepper with hands.
Shape into 4 patties, about 3/4" thick
Brown patties in a skillet for 5 minutes per side. (you want these on the rare side)
Add broth, onion, and mushrooms to skillet. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove patties from skillet and keep warm.
Bring onion and mushroom mixture to a boil. Add water/cornstarch mixture to pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Pour gravy over patties and serve.
I served this with mashed potatoes and a small salad.