Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

These Salisbury steak patties are made with a blend of 50% beef and 50% diced mushrooms, the perfect combination for a healthy weeknight dinner that tastes great! This dish is so versatile it can be served as a hot sandwich, over mashed potatoes or over egg noodles for a dish your whole family will love.

Prep time: 20 minutes                
Cook time: 21 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 lb (8 oz) diced crimini mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lb (8 oz) extra lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning

Gravy

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) salted butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced onion
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced button mushrooms
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (175 mL) beef broth
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) cold water
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sliced green onions

 

Directions

Salisbury Steaks

Heat oil in a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion for 1 minute. Mix in mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes stirring. Take off heat and cool slightly.

In a large bowl, mix together beef, mushroom mixture, breadcrumbs, 1 egg and Italian seasoning until well combined. Form the meat mixture into 4 equal sized patties. Cook in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Take skillet off heat and set patties aside on a plate.

Gravy

In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes or until vegetables have softened. Whisk in the beef broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in peas and cook for 1 minute.

In a small bowl mix cornstarch with cold water. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the broth and continue until smooth. Cook for 1 minute or until sauce has just thickened. Add the meat back to the pan and spoon the gravy over the top. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

Enjoy!

Mushroom Veggie Burgers

The plant-based cuisine movement continues to grow in popularity and this wholesome mushroom veggie burger recipe packs a nutrition and flavour punch! These burgers are full of nutrients and the hearty mushrooms leave you feeling satisfied.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 13 minutes
Makes: 5 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 1 cm x 1cm cubed hearty mushrooms (portobella, shiitake, crimini)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) onion, minced
  • 1 19 fl oz can (540 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Montreal steak spice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil

Directions

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms, zucchini and onions, cook for 3 minutes. Set aside in a large bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

In a medium sized bowl, mash 3/4 of the black beans (around 1 ½ cups) with a fork or potato masher. Add into the large bowl with the mushroom mixture. Next, stir in remaining black beans, eggs, breadcrumbs, steak spice and garlic powder. Mix until well combined and let sit for 10 minutes.

Form burgers by squeezing 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the burger mixture in your hand and forming a patty, make sure to press the burgers together tightly.

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook burgers for 5 minutes on each side making sure to flip gently. Cook until golden brown on each side.

Serve and dress the burger however you like.

Enjoy!

Mushroom Vol-au-Vents

Vol-au-vents with a mushroom filling will always be a classic for one simple reason- they are delicious! A crisp, golden puff pastry with a creamy filling, this is a popular appetizer that will be sure to impress.

Prep time: 20 minutes      
Cook time: 32 minutes
Makes: 9 Vol-au-Vents

Ingredients

  • 1 package (450 g) rolled out frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) salted butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced onion
  • 3 cups (750 mL) sliced white and crimini mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each minced thyme and rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) beef broth
  • Fresh thyme leaves for garnish

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). On a lightly floured surface, unfold one puff pastry sheet. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out 9 circles. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Unfold the remaining pastry sheet. Cut 9 more circles out with the 3-inch round cutter; with a 2-inch cutter, cut centers out of the circles. Place the rings on top of the circles that are on the baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk egg and water; brush over pastries. Bake until dark golden brown, 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes stirring. Stir in sliced mushrooms, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes stirring. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and beef broth. Add the broth mixture to the mushrooms and bring to a simmer for 30 seconds, until thickened. Take off heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

When puff pastry is cool enough to handle, hollow out pastries with a small spoon. Fill each pastry with mushrooms mixture and garnish with fresh thyme leaves.

Enjoy!

Mushroom and Lemon Chicken with Rice

A one pot meal that will be sure to impress! This meal is a hearty comfort food with hints of bright spring flavours. Something for the whole family to enjoy.

          

Prep time: 15 minutes                

Cook time: 50 minutes

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in, chicken thighs
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb (8 oz) mushrooms sliced, white button and/or shiitake
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) white wine
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) rice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh parsley

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Season chicken with salt (1/4 tsp), pepper (1/4 tsp) and garlic powder. Heat oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium heat. Place chicken thighs, skin side down, in the heated skillet and cook for 7 minutes or until skin is crispy and golden brown. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Add onions, garlic, and mushrooms to the same large skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Add white wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up all the brown bits. Cook for 30 seconds. Mix in chicken broth, lemon juice, rice, salt (1 tsp), and pepper (1/2 tsp). Place chicken thighs on top of the rice, skin facing up. Cover and bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Mushroom Farro Risotto

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes     
Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced hearty mushrooms (crimini, portobella and shiitake)
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) white wine
  • 1 cup (250 mL) farro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups (750 mL) sodium reduced chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley

 

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onions, mushrooms, pepper, and thyme. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour in wine to deglaze the pot, cook stirring for 30 seconds. Stir in farro and garlic, cook for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 30 minutes or until the farro is tender.
  3. Remove lid, stir in frozen peas and continue cooking and stirring for 8 minutes, uncovered, until desired thickness has been reached.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh parsley.