These Hungry Man Salisbury Steak dinners have sure gotten me through some hard times, y’all. Shannon will tell you that I still sometimes grab these out the freezer at the grocery store from time to time. These TV dinners take you back to a time where you’d set up a tray in front of the TV and watch some good classic sitcoms, like I Love Lucy and Sanford & Son. Today, we’re going to show you how to make everything in this here meal and it’s going to be really simple and really easy.

The Star of the Show

We are using us about a pound and a half of some certified Angus 80/20 ground beef.  We’re going to add some Original Seasoning, dry mustard, a squirt of ketchup, a little smoked paprika, some Worcestershire and 2 well beaten eggs. Mix it up a little and get the plain bread crumbs ready.

Tip: Wet hands with water before handling the ground beef to keep it from stickin’ to your hands.

Add the breadcrumbs and squash it up and if you need a little more, add a little more. It’s kind of like making biscuits. You want to add enough so it binds with the eggs and stays all together. Now, give it 30 minutes to set in the ice box.

Soppin’ Good Gravy

Take one pound of white mushrooms and a big white onion. Get yourself a cast iron skillet or a Dutch oven deep enough to hold all this deliciousness that is about to happen. Melt some butter and add a dab of oil in there. Once you’ve got it good and hot, add those mushrooms and onions and listen to that sizzle when they hit the butter. Go on and cook it down until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are a beautiful golden brown.

Tip: Stir about six tablespoons of flour until the ingredients are well coated. This will help thicken up the gravy as it cooks.

To finish it off just right, we are gonna add some red wine, about a tablespoon or two. Then a splash of Worcestershire sauce and let it boil until it thickens. Once it is good and thick, transfer it to a heat-proof bowl.

 

Sizzle Up the Meat

Now get those meat patties out of the ice box and separate them into about six oval shaped patties. Take the pan you made the gravy in, and add two tablespoons of butter. Once the iron is hot and the butter is sizzling add the patties.

Cook two to three minutes on each side until the patties get a good brown color all over.

Time to pour that gravy right on top over those patties. Lift them up just a tad and get some of that good soppin’ gravy on underneath each one of them. Simmer on low for a good while.

Get them Green Beans on to Goin’

Get you some good fresh or frozen green beans. Start with about five pieces of good chopped thick-cut bacon sizzling and then throw those green beans in there on top. Add the chicken broth in – just enough to cover them – and add some more of that Original Seasoning. Cook them until they get like that guy that drove through the hailstorm – Al Dente. Add some butter and juuuuust a little drop of liquid smoke. That stuff is delicious but as potent as snake venom so be careful.

Serve it up

Put together the Salisbury steak, the green beans, the mashed taters and brownie. Folks, this was easy and this was good. You are going to love this meal so much you’ll do the he-man hungry man dance.  Check out the recipe below and keep coming back every week for a new cowboy style recipe!

 

 

Salisbury Steak - Cowboy Kent Rollins

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef 80/20
  • 1 tablespoon Kent’s Original Seasoning or seasoning of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce divided
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons red wine

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, seasoning, dry mustard, ketchup, smoked paprika, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce and eggs. Slowly and bread crumbs in with your hands or spoon until the meat forms together. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet or Dutch oven add 2 tablespoons of butter and the avocado oil over medium heat. Toss in the onions and mushrooms and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are golden brown Sprinkle in the flour and stir well.
  3. Cook for about 3 minutes stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium- low and stir in the beef broth, red wine and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the gravy thickens. Transfer the contents to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Divide the beef mixture into 6 to 8 even pieces. Wet your hands with a little water and begin to shape them into oval patties about ½ inch thick.
  5. Return to the skillet or Dutch oven and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the beef patties and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown on the outside.
  6. Pour the gravy over the meat and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Kent's Original Seasoning available at KentRollins.com

Cowboy Green Beans - Cowboy Kent Rollins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 people

Ingredients

  • 5 slices thick bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 lb frozen or fresh green beans
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Kent’s Original seasoning or seasoning of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until about ¾ browned.
  2. Stir in the green beans, chicken broth, seasoning, butter and liquid smoke.
  3. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until the green beans just become tender.

Best Ever Brownies - Cowboy Kent Rollins

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup butter melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 12-inch cast iron skillet or 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the eggs and butter.
  3. Pour the batter into the skillet or pan. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

1 Comment

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