In my home we rarely cook with ground beef, we are a ground turkey family. There are some things though that just need to be made with ground beef, so I was hesitant to try a good old fashioned Salisbury steak with ground turkey. When my brother in law was up visiting from Arkansas, he was talking about southern food and mentioned Salisbury steak. I saw a perfect guinea pig, I mean opportunity to cook for him! So here is what I did!
You will need:
* 1.5-3 pounds of ground turkey
* 1-2 eggs
* 1 packet of onion soup mix
*salt and pepper.
This is how easy I made these guys… combine all ingredients into a bowl. Mix well with hands.
Heat skillet with about a tablespoon or so of oil, form meat mixture into patties of your liking (mine were not very big, just about the size of the palm of my hand) and place in hot skillet.
Cook for a couple of minutes on one side and then flip. You will let that continue to cook until thoroughly cooked through.
Serve with your favorite side dishes (in this case I was keeping it southern for my brother in law and made some mashed potatoes and some Cajun style black eyed peas!) and your choice of gravy. I made a beef gravy using beef bullion.
Want to know how I did that…. One bullion cube per 2 ounces of hot water. Boil your water and then add the bullion. In a separate pot make a rue (equal parts butter melted and flour with some seasoning) Cook your rue down to get the raw doughy taste to go away, then add your broth that you have made. With this particular dinner I also added a couple spoonful’s of the drippings from the Salisbury steak to my gravy. It was delicious by the way… Bring the gravy to a boil and whisk until it starts to thicken to your liking.
Pour that delicious gravy all over the entire plate or just your Salisbury steak if you like!
After trying this out with the ground turkey I was very pleasantly surprised at how fantastic it tasted… and that a southerner chowed down on it too!!