My son loves Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes. I totally understand because I too loved it as a kid but I never had someone make it for me. I either had it in the cafeteria or in a tv dinner. I had tried to make it a few times and Coolidge was very happy with what I came up with but I was not. I kept searching and found a recipe on Tasty kitchen by a blog called Meeshie's mom. It got 5 stars and I found it was just what I was looking for, so I gave it a try. It was just what I hoped it would be so I want to share it with all of you. I altered it a bit because my son doesn't like certain things.
1/4 cup onion finally diced or even grated
1 clove garlic minced
3 tablespoons of butter
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon of dried parsley
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cans low sodium beef broth or beef consomme
Saute garlic and onion in 1 tablespoon of butter until translucent. Set aside and cool.
Mix beef, eggs, bread crumbs, dried parsley, and onion mixture. Form into patties.
Saute patties in 2 tablespoons butter. Brown on both sides and becareful when flipping because they will be delicate. Place in roasting pan or casserole dish.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a skillet melt 1/4 cup butter. Add 1/4 cup flour and cook until flour is cooked through and resembles wet sand. Slowly add beef consomme 1/3 at a time whisking each time and simmering for about 30 minutes.
Pour gravy over patties and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
Makes about 5 to 6 patties depending on how thick you make them.