A Midsummer Night's Dream and Salisbury Steak

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Salisbury Steak

Shakespeare and Salisbury steak don’t have anything in common except that I went to a play today and ate Salisbury steak for supper.

Shakespeare’s Tavern in Atlanta came to our school district and put on the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  They were excellent performers. In this scene Nick Bottom is being pursued by Titania.

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Then on a completely unrelated note, I made Salisbury Steak for dinner.  Poor sophisticated Davis was hoping for real steak.

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But he sampled the entree with gusto.  (Again, you see what I mean about never being serious for a photo.  See yesterday’s post here.) (And no, he doesn’t eat with his napkin in his shirt except when a camera is pointing at him and he can antagonize me with his poor home training.)

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I tried this recipe from a Taste of Home cookbook.  I forgot to add the water so my sauce is a little thicker than yours would be.  Always read your recipe clear through first, so they say.

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Salisbury Steak

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon prepared horseradish sauce

1 egg

1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 teaspoon salt (I used less)

dash pepper

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

In a small bowl, combine the soup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and horseradish.  Set aside.  In another bowl lightly beat the egg.  Add the breadcrumbs, onion, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup soup mixture.  Crumble beef over the mixture and mix well. Shape into 6 patties.  In a large skillet, brown the patties in oil, drain.  Combine remaining soup mixture with water.  Pour over the patties.  Cover and cook over low heat 10-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.  Remove patties to a serving platter.  Serve sauce with meat.  Sprinkle with parsley.

Our dinner tonight mashed potatoes, turnip greens, succotash, and good old broccoli.  We also had iced mint green tea.  A tasty dinner for a Tuesday. Hope you enjoyed yours, too.

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One Response to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Salisbury Steak

  1. Anonymous January 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    I can’t wait to make this Southern dish.

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