Friday, August 5, 2011

Salisbury Steak

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Salisbury Steak was named after James Henry Salisbury, MD. was a 19th century American physician, and the inventor of the Salisbury Steak.

Salisbury was born in Scott, NY, in 1823, died 1905. He earned a Bachelor of Natural Sciences degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1844. He joined the New York Geological Survey as an assistant chemist, was promoted in 1849 to principal chemist, and remained in this position until 1852. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1850, and a Master's degree from Schenectady College in 1852.

Salisbury served as a physician during the American Civil War, and became convinced that diarrhea suffered by the troops could be controlled with a diet of coffee and lean chopped beefsteak.

Salisbury was one of the earliest health food faddists and taught that diet was the main determinant of health. He believed vegetables and starchy foods produced poisonous substances in the digestive system which were responsible for heart disease, tumors, mental illness and tuberculosis. He believed that human dentition demonstrated that humans were meant to eat meat, and sought to limit vegetables, fruit, starches, and fats to one-third of the diet.

The Salisbury steak, his means of achieving this goal, is ground beef flavored with onion and seasoning and then deep-fried or boiled, and was introduced in 1888. Salisbury believed that beef was excellent defense against many different physical problems. He suggested that Salisbury steak should be eaten three times a day, with lots of water to cleanse the digestive system. He was an early American proponent of a low carbohydrate diet for weight loss, and he promoted his diet for that purpose.

Salisbury steak, essentially a hamburger, might have faded from the collective memory if World War I had not inspired a drive in English speaking nations to rename Germon sounding thing. Salisbury steak became a popular substitute for the bunless hamburger.
By http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Salisbury

Salisbury Steaks
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Ingredients:
1 small onion, sliced
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 (0.87 oz) package brown gravy mix
1 (10.5 oz) can cream of mushrooms soup
olive oil, just enough to cover bottom of pan

Directions:
In a large bowl, add meat, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Using your clean hands, combine ingredients. Shape into 4 patties. Cook brown gravy according to package directions. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook patties about 10 minutes, or until no longer pink in center, turning once. Remove patties and keep warm. Turn heat to medium low heat. In the same skillet add brown gravy, cream of mushroom soup and onions, stir well, heat through, about 7 minutes. Serve gravy and cream of mushroom soup over patties. Enjoy!





26 comments:

  1. This sounds great! I've been looking for a good recipe for Salisbury steaks. My husband loves them!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I used to love Salisbury Steak TV dinners growing up as a kid. It was one of the rare American foods I got to eat since my mom would always make Japanese or Chinese meals...lol It's been a while since I've made it at home, I will have to make it again soon. Thanks for the history and background :o)

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  3. Hi Paper Plates and China Recipe blog, I think you will like this as much as my family did. If you try this recipe, let me know what you think.

    Enjoy!

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  4. Hi Kecker, I remember eating salisbury steak growing up, but my mom called them "poor mans steak". :-) Love it.

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  5. Great information on James Salisbury. I didn't know the origins until now.

    I remember the TV Dinners also. Salisbury steak was considered the cheap version of a steak.

    Yours look great! Dr. Salisbury would be proud!

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  6. Hi Christine! I am not sure if I had Salisbury Steak before...I could have it without knowing it is (high likely). I love sauce with Worcestershire sauce in it. This looks delicious!

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  7. An excellent looking steak! I enjoyed reading the history, thanks!

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  8. Yummy looking steak, Christine... and interesting history! Thanks for sharing... :)

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  9. Dear Christine, Salisbury steak was such a part of growing up, however I was not aware of the interesting history that came with this staple. I enjoyed learning. Thank you. Blessings, Catherine

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  10. I love salisbury steak, but isn't it interesting that he was advocating against vegetables? We've come a long way, baby!

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  11. What a gorgeous Salisbury steak and history! Need one for this weekend :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  12. I honestly think the only time I have had salisbury steak was as a tv dinner as a kid. I used to love it so I could only imagine that homemade is way better.

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  13. I have had this steak before but not the delicious gravy you have here. I am sure it makes all the difference-delicious. Have a great weekend!

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  14. I have never heard of a Salisbury Steak so I have just learned a whole lot new today. Sounds good to me will give it a try. Diane

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  15. I've never had it, will have to give it a try

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  16. That looks sooooo good!! I haven't had salisbury steak in years... it's time to change that!

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  17. Hi S.V., homemade Salisbury steak is quick and easy, better then a TV dinner. I think you will like this. :-)

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  18. Hi Gera, thank you so much! Have a good weekend.

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  19. This brings back memories of my Dad. He loved this.

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  20. Hi Christine, that sounds yum and love the great history lesson. Thanks.

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  21. Great recipe! This is my mom's favorite. I will be bookmarking and making this for dinner when she comes over! Thanks Christina :)

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  22. This was one of my favorites growing up, and I haven't had it in years. Looks SO good!

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  23. The sauce sounds wonderful! I haven't had it before but I like having creamy mushroom sauce for my steak.

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  24. There is always something new to learn in your posts :)
    That steak looks amazing..I love all the flavors in it

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