2 tablespoons butter
12 oz lean ground beef
1 tablespoon steak sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic minced
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
1/2 large onion sliced
4 oz sliced mushrooms
¼ cup flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups beef broth
Salt to taste
Ground pepper to taste
Crumble all the steak ingredients into a medium bowl.
Once well combined, form the mixture into two patties.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet and add the patties.
Cook until a brown crust forms, then turn the patties over and repeat. Remove the patties from the skillet before they are completely cooked through.
Add onion slices and mushrooms to the drippings in the skillet and saute until tender. Then remove to a bowl and set aside.
Turn the heat to low and prepare the gravy by melting butter into the skillet and sprinkling in flour. Continue to whisk this mixture for 5 minutes.
Slowly add the beef broth to the mixture while continuing to stir.
Once all beef broth has been added return the onion, mushrooms, and patties to the skillet. Let simmer until patties are cooked through and gravy has thickened about 10 minutes.
Serve the cooked patties with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.
Sugar snap Peas
2 cups sugar snaps
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 whole garlic cloves
½ teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Remove the ends and strings from the peas. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring several times, over low heat until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Remove the garlic and serve.
Simple Mashed Potatoes
2 pounds russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
1/2 cup buttermilk or whole milk
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Add ½ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and cook the potatoes until very soft. Darin and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Turn the heat to very low and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.