The staff was unanimous in selecting this old-school comfort food as an al-time fave. Nothing beats a gravy-smothered burger patty with a perfectly charred crust, especially when served with creamy mashed potatoes and simply sautéed green beans. Better yet: The dish comes together in one pan. You could also add mushrooms to the pan with the onion and sauté until browned. Sear the patties just until browned; they will finish cooking in the gravy and stay moist.
1 pound ground sirloin
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted beef stock
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (optional)
Quick Chive Mashed Potatoes
Smoky Haricots Verts and Mushrooms
How to Make It
Divide beef into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Sprinkle patties evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned; remove from pan.
Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add vertically sliced onion; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Sprinkle onion with flour; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add stock and remaining salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Return patties to pan; reduce heat to medium, partially cover, and cook 5 minutes or until gravy is slightly thickened. Sprinkle with green onions, if desired.
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Cooking Light, April, 2013
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