Way back in the 1800s, Dr. James H. Salisbury invented his signature dish: the Salisbury steak. Believe it or not, Dr. Salisbury believed the healthiest diet was loaded with meats and he encouraged patients to avoid fruits and vegetables.
The medical community disagrees with pretty much all of Dr. Salisbury theories today, but that doesn’t stop millions of Americans from consuming Salisbury steaks every year. Although it’s not often listed as a “health food,” many famous nutritionists are coming up with great recipes so everyone can enjoy this hearty dish without any guilt.
One of the most recent “healthier” Salisbury steak recipes was released on Dr. Axe’s website a few days ago. Even people with gluten sensitivity should enjoy this remarkably simple recipe. Note, this recipe yields six to seven steaks.
First, get out your crockpot and put in one and a half cups of sliced mushrooms, two cloves of minced garlic, a half of a sweet onion (sliced), and a teaspoon of thyme. Let that sit as you form your patties.
For the beef mixture, Dr. Axe recommends using one pound of grass-fed ground beef, two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, one cup of gluten-free cracker crumbs, a tablespoon of tomato sauce, one egg, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix the ground beef with all the other ingredients in a bowl and then form your steaks.
Put the steaks in a skillet and brown both sides. Once they look good, place the patties in the crockpot.
Now you should put together the remaining ingredients for the sauce mixture in a separate bowl. These ingredients include three cups of beef broth, a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, three tablespoons of arrowroot starch, and one tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Pour this gravy over the patties in your crockpot. Lastly, place three tablespoons of butter on top of the patties.
Set your crockpot on low and let it sit for between six to eight hours. It’s best to serve this dish with a side of mashed potatoes or green beans. If you’re trying to be a bit healthier, consider a side of mashed sweet potatoes.
One dish of these Salisbury steaks has 40 milligrams of vitamin C, 719 IUs of vitamin A, and 0.71 micrograms of vitamin B12. The total calorie count for one dish of this recipe is 374 and the fat count is 22 grams.