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steak [steyk]
noun
1. a slice of meat or fish, especially beef, cooked by broiling, frying, etc.
2. chopped meat prepared in the same manner as a steak.

by Susan Andrews

Ingredients:

Steak Patties:

     1/2 medium onion diced
     3/4 cup mushrooms chopped
     2 cloves garlic diced
     3 TBSP butter
     1 lb ground beef (I like 73/27)
     1 lb reduced fat ground pork (they sell this at Walmart)
     4 eggs
     1/2 cup fresh parsley or 1/4 cup dried
     2 TBSP butter     
     1 cup bread crumbs or your choice

Mushroom sauce:

     1 large package of mushrooms, 3/4 cup set aside for patties
     1/2 cup flour
     4 cups water
     1/2 tsp of Thyme
     1-2 TBSP beef, Better Than Bouillon
     salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.

In a large bowl add ground beef, ground pork, eggs, parsley and bread crumbs. Donít mix yet. Just set aside while you cook the onion mixture.

In a saucepan melt 1 Tbsp butter. Add onions, 3/4 chopped mushrooms & garlic.

Saute until onions are translucent.

Add to steak mixture in bowl. Add salt & pepper.

Mix together thoroughly with your favorite spoon or spatula.

Now, pinch off a little chunk and pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds. Taste it and see if it is well seasoned. If not, add a little more salt & pepper, microwave & taste again. Do this until you get the seasoning right for you.

Now you can form the meat into patties. They donít have to be exactly the same size. Mine never are. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375.

Heat another large saucepan. You will need the other one again. Add a small amount of butter, oil or bacon fat to pan.

Place 4 or 5 meat patties in the pan and let brown for a few minutes.

When they are nice and brown, flip and brown the other side. Repeat until you have browned all of the patties.

Layer in your prepared baking dish and set aside.

Add 2 Tbsp of butter to original saucepan. Add the rest of the sliced mushrooms and cook down to your liking. I let mine get nice and brown.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of flour on top of the mushrooms and stir to incorporate. Now, add the water slowly. Rotate pouring and stirring until you have added all of the water. You want to do this slowly so your gravy isnít lumpy.

Add 1-2 Tbsp of beef Better Than Bouillon. Stir to incorporate. You will see the gravy start to thicken as it simmers. Let simmer long enough to thicken gravy. Add salt and pepper and taste. If needed add more salt and pepper to your liking.

Now pour the gravy over the meat patties in the baking dish. Place baking dish in oven & cook for 50-60 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve w/ your favorite sides. I made Bacon Jalapeno Mac & Cheese (you can get the recipe on here) and a nice salad.
The salad pictured is chopped Romaine lettuce, chopped red cabbage, grape tomatoes, creamy ceasar (we like Kenís...not lite) dressing, parmesan and salt/pepper. Oh.so.good.

This very quickly became a fast favorite at our place!