French Onion Salisbury Steaks

In keeping with what I learned this month about patties, I thought since its valentines day I would make a special dinner for the ones I love.  I got this recipe from the challenge itself, but it isn’t part of my entries for the challenge itself. I didn’t have overly high hopes, I find just basic beef patties to be quite flavourless, much like the Karbonatky my mother used to make all the time, but it was absolutely delicious! So flavourful, and spicy from the changes I made. Oniony.  Mmm!!  I was going to lay the patty on a slice of toasted Baguette with cheese, but my darling husband didn’t get home in time.. Also, he forgot the baguette. Sheesh!

French Onion Salisbury Steaks

Courtesy of Cuisine at Home April 2005 edition, tweaked to what I had in my cupboards.

  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (close to 2 cups atleast)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chilli paste
  • 2 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • some more salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves

Mix the ground beef with the green onion, salt, pepper, and parlsey

Oil in pan, get it hot then lightly dredge 4 patties you make from it in flour, and put it in the oil. 3-4 minutes each side should do, just need to brown them.

Remove from heat when nice and browned, I put them on a rack over paper towel so that the oil can drip off some

Throw the onions and sugar in the pan, and let those sautee for 5 minutes

after 5 minutes add the chilli paste, mix around and sautee another minute

add the broth, and the remainder of the seasonings. Return the patties to the broth mixture and simmer for 20 minutes.


I was so surprised with how delicious this turned out.  My husband is going to be bowled over by this dish, and the kicker was it really wasn’t hard at all!  Happy Valentines everyone!


Ground beef quiche

tonights dinner!

It’s rough.  I love to cook, but on a limited budget, and on limited time its often that I prepare something in the morning and then just fridge it until its time to pop it in the oven.  This saves me a lot of time, with two small children, time is of the essence. Its relatively the same with people who work a lot.  When you come home from  eight or nine hours at the office cooking dinner might be the last thing you want to do.   So its good to have an arsenal of recipes that can be refrigerated or frozen until cooking time.  I was looking for some ground beef recipes this morning because it can get very boring eating the same types of meat the same way all the time.  When we think of ground beef in this house it always ends up with ‘meat sauce for spaghetti’  or ‘taco’s’.    So when I saw this Quiche recipe I was intrigued.  We don’t make a lot of quiches, or dinners requiring eggs, but since we had all the ingredients necessary I figured i’d give it a go.  I’m especially intrigued by this being a quiche that involves ground beef.  I’ve only made quiche once before, to rave reviews.   So we’ll see how this tastes.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell (I made my own pie crust)

Mix up yer pie crust while cooking the ground beef with the onion

drain and season the beef, try not to let sticky fingers thief yer cheese

whisk eggs with mayo and milk and pour in to beef

pie crust that bitch! then bake at 350 for 35 mins or until knife in center comes out clean

hope this turns out well!