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Cold Weather Comfort Food

1 Feb

When it’s too cold to do anything outside and you have a snow day, you might as well try a new cold weather comfort food.  I made salisbury steak!

Let’s face it.  Salisbury steak is all about the gravy, so I used vegetarian hamburgers for my “steak”, but you can use a real hamburger or make your own chopped steak.  Here’s the gravy recipe.


1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 large portobello mushroom coarsely chopped
1/4 Cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
2 Tablespoon flour
1 1/2 Cup vegetable stock (or beef stock if you are using real meat)
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste
2 veggie burger (or hamburger) patties

In butter, sautee the chopped mushroom, garlic, and onion in an iron skillet.  Add the flour and stir letting it brown a bit.  Add the vegetable stock and seasonings and stir until it is thick and bubbly.  Add the (microwaved to thaw) veggie burgers (or already cooked hamburgers) until everything is hot.

I had enough of the gravy with this that I used a third burger to make a mushroom swiss burger.

It was delicious, but very messy.

Easy peasy cold day comfort food!