Sounds manly doesn’t it? Well, I am woman hear me roar, I too can make this… even my Sunshine can make it, it’s very simple. But it’s good, cheap and a nice change. Especially when you like burgers but are on a no carb diet….mind you I often serve this with mashed potatoes. So….maybe not a low carb meal 🙂
Also, I am fully aware that once you read the recipe you will say: “that’s not what we call this dish”. I understand you may be calling this simple supper by another name. Great! Don’t send me hate mail, please. My inspiration for this dish is from a local hangout when I was younger…much younger. I think the restaurant/brasserie is actually still open. It was the Manoir (Manor) on St-John’s Blvd in Pointe-Claire (West Island, Montreal) where I grew up. My brother use to order their tavern steak. It was one of his favorites….well that and the beer!
Ingredients for the patties:
1.5 pounds ground beef (you could use ground chicken, turkey…etc..)
1/4 teaspoons each fresh: rosemary, thyme and marjoram chopped finely
Ingredients for the sauce:
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 onions finely chopped
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1/2 cup red wine (optional)
1 cup beef broth
1 packet mushroom gravy mix
1/2 teaspoon each fresh rosemary, thyme and marjoram
In a large bowl mix your ground beef with your fresh herbs, salt and pepper and form patties, I usually make about 5-6. In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook your patties to your liking (mind you if you are using chicken please go ahead and cook until no longer pink). Keep the cooked patties warm in a low temperature oven (200F) while you make your sauce.
In the SAME pan (please do not wash the pan…flavor!) Melt 1 tablespoon butter, add your mushrooms, onions and garlic. Cook on medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring gently. Add your red wine reduce for 2-3 minutes then add broth and gravy mix. Turn heat up to medium-high and cook until nice and thick. Add your fresh herbs and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
Serve, I like to serve with either green beans or peas. Egg noodles, rice, couscous….all great with this dish but mashed potatoes with gravy! yum!
Picture for you my dears:
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My recipe is also linked on: Savannah\’s Savory Bites