French Onion Salisbury Steak

Salisbury steak is actually a burger steak . It isn’t new to me and my family, we usually have it with mushroom gravy.

What caught my interest to try this recipe was primarily the picture in the magazine, it was very nicely plated and I thought that would be fun to try and besides we never had it (burger steak) with a French onion soup, something I thought I would never try because I used to dislike onion when I was younger. Another reason why I decided to make it was because when I read the recipe- despite the long list of ingredients- it was actually easier than the impression I got from it’s picture.

I just lack 2 ingredients, the parsley and spring onion plus I mistakenly added white instead of red but aside from these, I was happy with the outcome, it was really good I especially liked the crunchy cheesy toast the steak was serve on. I tried to copy the plating from the magazine as best as I could, I think I did a pretty good job ( not with the photo, though), if I should say so myself. I didn’t have parsley as I have mentioned so I just used basil instead.

My family liked it, we are rice eaters especially my husband, he has to have rice every meal but he liked this and didn’t look for rice or pasta ( and even if he did he couldn’t  because I didn’t cook any, haha)

salisbury_steakthe patties

french_onionthe onions

french_onion_1the french onion soup

cheese_toasts cheese_toasts_1

the cheese toasts
french_onion_salisbury_steak_1put them all together…ta-da!

French Onion Salisbury Steak
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Recipe type: Main, Meat
Serves: 4
  • 1¼ lb ground chuck
  • ¼ cup fresh minced parsley
  • 2 teaspoon scallion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 4 slice French bread or baguette, cut diagonally (1/2" thick)
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • pinch of paprika
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  1. Combine chuck, parsley, scallion, salt and pepper. Divide evenly into 4 portions and shape each into ¾-1" thick oval patties
  2. Place 2 tablespoon flour in a shallow dish; dredge each patty in flour. Reserve 1 teaspoon flour
  3. Heat one tablespon oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add patties and saute 3 minutes on each side or unil browned. Remove from pan.
  4. Add onions and sugar to pan; saute 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste; saute 1 minute or until paste begins to brown.
  5. Sprinkle onions with reserve flour; cook 1 minute. Stir in broth an wine then add salt and thyme. Return meat to pan and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  6. Serve steaks on cheese toasts with onion soup ladled over. Garnish with parsley and parmesan.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degree Celcius.
  8. Place bread on a baking sheet.
  9. Combine butter, garlic and paprika and spread on one side of each slice of bread. Combine cheeses and sprinkle evenly over butter. Bake until bread is crisp and cheese is bubble, 10-15 minutes.

Thanks for reading and Have a nice day! 🙂


8 Responses to "French Onion Salisbury Steak"

  1. Delbert Hautala   December 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Awesome page. Steaks are my fam’s favorite dinner. Thanks for the info. Keep it up.

  2. MaryMoh   October 12, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Looks very delicious…very tempting. I shouldn’t hv looked at this recipe on an empty stomach…jz makes me so hungry. I can’t go without rice. I’ll hv to cook some rice & pour this over the rice and enjoy every mouth…mmmm

  3. sizzlechef   October 12, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Thank you for sharing. Looks delicious. Yummy ! Cheers !

  4. Jessie   October 12, 2009 at 5:57 am

    great recipe! I haven’t had Salisbury steak in years! I love the idea of having it with french onion soup which makes it so much more flavorsome

  5. Divina   October 12, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Olive, this looks great. We really can’t live without rice but sometimes I can live without it too. I think that’s the joy of cooking, you can always change the recipe.

    Good luck on the bazaar. What are you going to sell? Does this mean, we’re going to see each other?

    • Olive   October 12, 2009 at 8:42 am

      Thanks, Divine! I’ll be selling home-baked goods, cookies and bars and cupcakes, the usual.. yeah, hope to see you there basta promise you’ll buy from me LOL

  6. Sophie   October 12, 2009 at 12:30 am

    What an excellent & divine tasty recipe!! I rarely eat steak but this dish looks fab!

    • Dinners & Dreams   October 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm

      It looks delicious. It’s like having soup and steak in one dish!


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