Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dinner - Sister Style

Sarah has been working hard at coming up with a dinner to cook for the family at least once a week. This week she planned Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy, Fried Potatoes, and Peas. Of course her sisters have seen how much fun Sarah has been having in the kitchen and wanted to join her. Sarah was a great big sister and let them help.

Here Sarah and Rebekah mix the ground beef and turkey along with all the spices and bread crumbs. Rebekah wasn't prepared for how cold it would be. She really wasn't sure about the feel of it either.

Rebekah's hands weren't big enough to form the "steaks" so Hannah stepped in here. Behind the scenes Hannah cubed potatoes and Sarah sliced mushrooms.

Sarah took over when it was time to cook everything. She really enjoys being in the kitchen and it developing into a wonderful cook. Just take a look at her yummy dinner below.

Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Desperation Dinners ~ Beverly Mills & Alicia Ross

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup find dry bread crumbs
  • 2 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt, such as Lawry's
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 12 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Combine the ground meats, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup of the milk, the onion powder, and seasoning salt in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.

2. heat the oil over medium heat in a large ( we need to use two) skillet that has a lid. Mean while, shape the meat into six 3 1/2" patties about 1/2" thick, adding them to the skillet as you make them. Sprinkle the mushrooms around the patties, then cover and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile combine the remaining 2 cups milk and the flour in a container that has a lid. Shake well until any lumps disappear. Set aside.

4. Uncover the skillet after the 5 minutes; the juices should have risen to the surface of the patties. Push the mushrooms our of the way, if necessary, and carefully turn the patties over. Continue to cook, stirring the mushrooms often, until the meat is cooked through to personal preference, 4 to 7 minutes. Reduce the heat if the meat begins to brown too quickly. Place each patty on a serving plate and keep warm in the oven.

5. Shake the flour-milk mixture again and pour it into the skillet with the mushrooms to make a gravy. reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring constantly and scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet, until the gravy is heated through and reaches the desired thickness, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, spoon the gravy over the patties and serve.

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