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French Onion Salisbury Steak with Cheese Bread

French Onion Salisbury Steak is another one of our favorite family recipes. French onion is probably a deceptive word to use because the sauce is nothing like French onion soup. This dish reminds me “Ratatouille” the movie from Pixar. Each part is essential to the whole. The flavors from the sauce meld with the meat and the cheese bread sends everything into over drive. We use whatever bread we have on hand, usually whole grain or this time it was Oroweat Country White. French is probably best but when you are in a pinch regular sandwich bread is fine.

Source: Cuisine At Home
1 1/4 pound ground chuck
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 tbsp minced scallion
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp flour

Combine beef, parsley, scallion, salt and pepper. Divide evenly into four portions and shape into 3/4 – 1 inch think patties. Place the flour in a shallow dish; dredge each patty in the flour. Reserve 1 teaspoon flour.

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups sliced onion
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Heat oil over medium high heat. Add patties and cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.

Add onion and sugar to pan, saute until soft; about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and paste; saute 1 minute until paste begins to brown. Add reserved flour, cook 1 minute. Stir in broth, salt and thyme.

Return patties to the pan; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Cheese Bread:
4 slices French bread, cut diagonally 1/2 inch thick
2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bread on a baking sheet. Combine butter and garlic; spread on one side of each slice of bread. Sprinkle with a dash of paprika. Combine cheese and sprinkle evenly over bread. Bake until crisp and cheese is bubbly, 5-10 minutes.

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