1 lb. ground beef
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp. Montreal steak spice or ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. black pepper
oil for frying pan
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix above ingredients and shape meat into 6 flat oval patties. Brown patties in small amount of oil in frying pan over quite high heat to brown well – you do not need to cook them completely. Remove to a casserole dish which just holds the patties – a 7 X 11 glass pan works well.
1 medium onion, sliced (if you like onions use more – see note below)
1 ½ cups beef broth
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp. HP sauce (or Worcestershire sauce)
2 tbsp. prepared mustard (French’s)
2 tbsp. cornstarch
Add onions to frying pan and saute until softened as much as you like – they do not soften much more when cooked in the sauce. I like them almost caramelized – cooked over a medium to low heat for about 15 – 20 minutes.
Spread onions over patties. Mix beef broth with remaining ingredients and add to skillet. Bring to a boil. Pour over patties and bake in oven (uncovered) for about 30 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Recipe doubles easily.
Note: The onions in this recipe are delicious and almost a side dish in themselves. I use 2 or 3 onions – kids can easily remove them.