Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lightened Up: Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

My meat and potatoes man loved this....and so did I! We just booked a return trip to the resort we went to last summer, which serves as good motivation to watch what's going in more. I know a lot of people are doing that in January, and if you're to the point where you're tired of yogurt and celery sticks (please tell me you're eating more than that anyway!) and looking for some new recipes, I have some great ones to try that we have been re-making lately. (linked at the end of this post)
 This salisbury steak definitely belongs on the list. It's warm, comforting, hearty, delicious, AND decently healthy! Not your traditional salisbury steak, but you would never guess based on the end result! I made mashed potatoes with a tiny amount of butter, skim milk, and roasted garlic and they were perfect with this meal and were also well received!

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Serves 4

1/2 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 tbsp minced dried onions
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
2 egg whites
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 1/4 cups beef broth
1/8 tsp salt
pinch black pepper, or to taste
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/3 cup water

Combine the meats, dried onions, onion powder, breadcrumbs, and egg whites in a bowl. Form four patties from this mixture.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and brown the patties on both sides. Remove patties and set aside. Drain skillet if necessary.
Add mushrooms to the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, or until lightly sweated (some of the moisture comes out of them). While mushrooms cook, combine beef broth, salt, pepper, flour, tomato paste, vinegar, W sauce, mustard powder, and water.
Return patties to the skillet and spread mushrooms evenly throughout the skillet.
Pour broth mixture in the skillet over the patties and mushrooms. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover, and let simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

slightly adapted from Skinny Taste

Other recipes to try if you're looking for some lighter options:

Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
"The Best" Vegetable Soup
Lowfat Chewy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Blueberry Banana Breakfast Snack Cake
Smoky Ham and Corn Salad
Shrimp Cobb Salad
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Chopped Apple Salad with toasted walnuts, feta, and pomegranate vinaigrette
Pear and Pomegranate Salad with gorgonzola and champagne vinaigrette
Oven Baked Okra
Macaroni and Cheese with cauliflower
Yogurt Poppyseed Muffins
Greek Chicken Wings with cucumber sauce
Laughing Cow Chicken
Lemon Parmesan Shrimp Pasta
Italian Turkey Burgers with basil garlic mayo
White Whisper Pasta
Steak and Potato Salad with chimichurri sauce

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