Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quick Dinner: Salisbury Steak

If your house is anything like ours this time of year, life is ridonkulous.  Crazy-busy, nonstop, Christmas shopping, holiday parties, end-of-the-year rush at work… just gogogogogogo and dinner is the last thing on your mind.

For those evenings, there’s go-to staples like this that are super easy to throw together & done in under 30 minutes.  And with this meal, your entrée is under 340 calories—just add a couple sensible veggies and you’ve got a delicious, filling meal for under 400 calories!!!



1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed French onion soup

1 1/2 pounds ground beef (I used Boston burger mix, which is a 60/40 blend of ground beef & pork because it’s what we had on-hand, but you could go with ground turkey, ground chicken, or extra lean beef and save almost 100 calories per serving!)

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

4 oz can mushroom pieces


In a big bowl, mix 1/3 cup of the soup with the ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, and S&P.  Combine well & shape into 6 oval patties.

In a large skillet, brown the patties on both sides, and then drain off the excess fat.

In a small bowl, combine the rest of the soup and the remaining ingredients and whisk until well combined.  Pour the sauce mixture over the patties and cook covered for 20 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally and flipping the patties halfway through.


We served with buttered peas and some roasted cabbage (which is another super-simple recipe that can cook easily in the oven while the salisbury steaks are going on the stove top). 

Makes 6 servings (which perfect for our two-person family, because it also means our lunches for the next two days are taken care of!)


 Calories 337.2 with Boston Burger meat (250 with 93% lean ground turkey, for comparison)

  Total Fat 23.2 g (9.8 g w/ ground turkey)

  Saturated Fat 8.4 g (2.9g w/ground turkey)

  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g

  Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g

  Cholesterol 89.5 mg

  Sodium 558.3 mg

  Potassium 279.7 mg

  Total Carbohydrate 13.7 g

  Dietary Fiber 1.3 g

  Sugars 4.2 g

  Protein 14.4 g

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