Salisbury Steak for Two
We ejected one convenience product but discovered another that helped us resuscitate this old favorite.
Why This Recipe Works
To elevate this TV-dinner staple, we ditched the canned cream of mushroom soup and made our own gravy from sautéed mushrooms, onions, tomato paste, beef broth, and a splash of sweet ruby port. A panade of bread crumbs made our beef patties taste like meatloaf, so to keep them from drying out, we turned to an unlikely combination: milk and instant potato flakes. We brown the patties first to create a crust and flavorful fond in the pan and then return them to the skillet after building the gravy so the meat can finish cooking in the simmering sauce.