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Thursday, April 06, 2006

French Onion Salisbury Steak

Tuesday night I was really feeling ambitious, so I took out all of my Cuisine at Home magazines and started drooling. What a fabulous home cook's magazine! I eventually settled upon French Onion Salisbury Steak because I had all the ingredients on hand and it looked positively yummy.

And it was! Simple ingredients, short prep and cooking time and I had a fantastic dinner that looked beautiful as well. Best part is, it freezes well, so I've got 3 dinners already made and waiting for me whenever I so desire.. bonus!


French Onion Salisbury Steak courtesy of Cuisine at Home April 2005 edition

Makes 4 Steaks; Total Time: 45 Minutes
1 1/4 lb. ground chuck
1/4 c. fresh minced parsley
2 TBS. scallion, minced
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 TBS. all-purpose flour
2 TBS. olive oil
2 cups onions, sliced
1 tsp. sugar
1 TBS. garlic, minced
1 TBS. tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup dry red wine
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
4 tsp. minced, fresh parsley
4 tsp. Parmesan cheese, shredded
Cheese Toasts
4 slices French bread or baguette, cut diagonally (1/2" thick)
2 TBS. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
Pinch of paprika
1/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated (I used 4 italian cheese blend, shredded)
1 TBS. Parmesan cheese, grated

Combine chuck, parsley, scallion, salt and pepper. Divide evenly into 4 portions and shape each into 3/4"-1" thick oval patties. Place 2 TBS. flour in a shallow dish; dredge each patty in flour. Reserve 1 tsp. flour.

Heat 1 TBS. oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add patties and saute 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove from pan.

Add onions and sugar to pan; saute 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste; saute 1 minute, or until paste begins to brown. Sprinkle onions with reserved flour; cook 1 minute. Stir in broth and wine, then add the salt and thyme.

Return meat to pan and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Serve steaks on Cheese Toasts with onion soup ladled over. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan.

For the Cheese Toasts

Preheat oven to 400ยบ F.

Place bread on baking sheet.

Combine butter, garlic and paprika and spread on one side of each slice of bread. Combine cheeses and sprinkle evenly over butter. Bake until bread is crisp and cheese is bubbly, 10-15 minutes.


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Comments on "French Onion Salisbury Steak"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8/01/2006 8:41 AM) : 

This was absolutely wonderful! My husband thought it was one of the best meals he had ever had!


Blogger Lis said ... (8/01/2006 9:50 AM) : 

I am so glad you liked it! I can't take any credit though as it was a Cuisine at Home recipe.. fabulous cooking magazine =)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!


Blogger Unknown said ... (1/17/2007 5:59 PM) : 

I received a complementary issue of "Cuisine at Home" recently and this recipe looked great. It was a huge hit with my rather picky family (it's rare that we all eat the same thing.) I planned to type it in for my (eventual) recipe page and was happy to find yours! Great suggestion on freezing!

-Carole Fennelly


Blogger Lis said ... (1/18/2007 1:53 PM) : 

That's excellent, Carole =)

I still make that recipe quite often, we love it. How did you like the magazine on the whole?

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8/21/2007 9:09 PM) : 

I would like to insert my "five cents" to the "French" topic. :) There is a wonderful article I recently read about French cheeses. I just loved it, check for yourself!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11/07/2007 7:54 AM) : 

I made this last night from the Cuisine at Home magazine. It was absolutely fabulous. Everyone loved it!


Blogger Lis said ... (11/08/2007 7:16 AM) : 

Wasn't it fabulous, Anon?

Still my most favorite cooking magazine!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12/30/2008 3:33 PM) : 

This recipe is the BOMB!! It was easy to make, and unbearably tasty. The whole family loved it, and I had my parents over for dinner, and my father licked everyones plate clean....literally.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8/29/2010 5:16 PM) : 

I've also made this several times! Fantastic recipe!! Can't say it enough!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10/03/2011 5:08 PM) : 

I have made this so many times it's so good and it only takes a few minutes but i make mashed potatos in replace of the cheese toasts and the suace is so good with the mashed potatos and i make a salad and iam done.


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