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Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy Recipes
Photo: John Autry

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Time: 40 minutes

Serve with Herbed Smashed Potatoes: Boil 1 pound new potatoes 10 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash with a potato masher. Add 1/3 cup half-and-half, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon mixed herbs, and 3/8 teaspoon salt. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 132; FAT 5.4g (sat 3.3g); SODIUM 257mg

And Buttered Peas with Shallots: Cook 2 cups frozen green peas. Sauté 1 sliced shallot in 1 tablespoon butter and 2 teaspoons olive oil for 3 minutes. Stir in peas and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 118; FAT 5.4g (sat 2.1g); SODIUM 226mg

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