I can always tell when we are getting into the busy season in the Event business . . . shortcut meals start hitting the dinner table in record numbers. Oh but it is better to make a quick meal at home than it is to wiz through the nearest fast-food joint and bring home a bag of whatever. What is this now? Oh yes – installment nine. We’re getting quite the collection of Hamburger Helper style suppers.
Unlike its boxed counterpart, this Hamburger Helper has real mushrooms. While not all Salisbury Steaks have a mushroom sauce, most do. It’s those mushrooms in the sauce that give Salisbury Steak its earthy flavor. And lets face it, you cannot put fresh mushrooms in a box, no matter how hard you try. It’s either dehydrated mushrooms or those cute little button mushrooms in a can. One of my favorite comfort dishes has got to be Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy and while Hamburger Helper might not be the same thing, it’s not a bad second.
Served up with a simple lettuce and tomato salad, you’ve got a quick meal the whole family is sure to love. What I like about this particular recipe is the wonderful smells in the kitchen. Be it the mushrooms or the “dash” of Worcestershire Sauce – it is smelling oh so good!
Hamburger Helper Style Salisbury Steak
Ingredient – Seasoning Package:
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Pepper
Mix together seasoning package. Set aside until ready to use.
Ingredients – Salisbury Steak
1 lb Lean Ground Beef (or Turkey)
1 Cup Beef Stock
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1 ½ Small Egg Noodles
1 Cup Brown Mushrooms, sliced
A Dash or two of Worcestershire Sauce
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain well.
Add stock, milk, pasta and sliced mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Stir in seasoning package and Worcestershire sauce. Cover; reduce; heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minuets or until most of the liquid has evaporated and noodles are tender.
Remove from heat, uncover, and allow to sit for 5 minutes for sauce to thicken.