Southwest Salisbury Steak

This is a fresh take on a classic dish that adds more flavor, an updated presentation and renewed love at the table.

1½ lbs Ground Chuck or lean ground beef     
2 C Sweet onions, sliced                           
¼ C Parsley, finely chopped                       
3 TBSP Scallions, minced                                     
3 TBSP All purpose flour                               
1½ TBSP Arizona Chipotle Rub
3 TBSP Olive oil                                              
1 TSP Sugar
2 TBSP Garlic, minced                                   
2 C Beef broth (low sodium preferred)
¼ C  Red wine                                                 
1 TBSP Arizona Original Rub
½ TSP Thyme, dried                                      
1 TBSP Tomato paste

In a large bowl, combine ground chuck, parsley, scallions and Arizona Chipotle Rub. Mix well. Divide into four and shape into 3/4″ thick patties. Dredge patties in 2 TBSP flour. In large sauté pan over medium-high heat, brown patties on both sides in 2 TBSP olive oil. Remove from pan. Add onions, 1 TBSP olive oil and sugar to pan. Sauté until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add in garlic and tomato paste. Sauté one minute more. Sprinkle in one TBSP flour and continue cooking for another minute. Stir in beef broth, Arizona Original Rub, wine and thyme. Return beef patties to the pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Place a slice of toasted ciabatta cheese bread (recipe below) in each of four large shallow bowls. Place a beef patty on each and ladle onions and sauce on top. Garnish with parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve.

Toasted Ciabatta Cheese Bread
2 Ciabatta rolls, sliced in half                
2 TBSP Butter, unsalted
¼ C Monterey jack cheese, shredded  
½ TSP Garlic, minced       
1 TBSP Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 400° F. Combine butter and garlic. Spread on open face of ciabatta rolls. Sprinkle evenly with Monterey Jack and parmesan cheese. Bake on baking sheet until rolls are crisp and tops are lightly browned (about 10-15 minutes). 

Serves: 4

*Cook times are approximate.