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.

Yum!

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!

Spicy Fajita Seasoning


I’m making chicken quesidillas tonight, the recipe will be coming, but I was wondering how in the world I was going to season them properly.  I tend not to buy those Old El Paso seasoning packets, but I wanted something spicy and tasty to make them extra delicious.  I came across a fajita seasoning mix recipe but I tweaked it mildly.  Now this seasoning mix packs quite a punch, so go easy on it!

Spicy Fajita Seasoning

  • 3 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Hot chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp Chicken boullion (powder form, or cube crushed)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin

Enjoy!