Broiled Salisbury Steak


This main dish is a favorite of my husband!  A wonderful way to serve ground beef in a simple, yet elegant way which is also low in calories.  The crowning glory for this dish is the Belmont Sauce (recipe follows) that can be made ahead of time so it “marries” well.

Making the Beef patties:

1 lb of lean ground beef

2 Tbsp finely minced onion

2 Tbsp finely minced bell pepper

1 clove of minced garlic

1 Tbsp finely minced parsley (fresh is best!)

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste….

1 tsp Paprika

1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves

Flour

Olive oil for brushing over the steaks

1. Combine ground beef with the onion, pepper, garlic, parsley and seasonings.  Mix well.

2.  Divide the meat mixture into fourths, shaping each into a nice patty.

3. Place patties on a platter or waxed paper and dust both sides with flour; brush both sides with oil.

4. Transfer the patties to a broiler rack.

5. Broil the patties about three inches from the heat source for 4 to 8 minutes per side depending on the desired done-ness.

Belmont Sauce:

1. Melt 3 Tbsp butter in a saucepan.

2. Blend in 1/3 cup of tomato ketchup, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 drops of Tabasco sauce, 1 tsp Dijon-style mustard, 1/4 tsp salt and a dash of nutmeg.

3. Heat to a simmer.

4. Add a healthy splash of Sherry and heat to boiling.

5. Cook this way for one minute and turn off.

Serve over the broiled Salisbury Steaks.

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