What do you make when you’re torn between wanting a good old-fashioned home-cooked comfort meal, and wanting a summertime burger? Combine the two into one!
I just didn’t want to do the whole meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggie, biscuit thing, you know? It was disgustingly hot and humid, and I had the A/C off. No way was I going the entire “Sunday dinner” route. But I still wanted something really, really good, comforting, and I had gravy on the brain.
Since we’re both burger lovers, I thought to take my Salisbury Steak recipe and turn it into a spectacular restaurant-style burger instead! A nice, big, juicy, tender burger, smothered with mushroom gravy……oh, yes, I can see it. 😉
But that didn’t sound like quite enough. I’m an admitted cheeseaholic, and what would a burger be without some cheese melted over the top?!
We had mozzarella and swiss. That was a no-brainer! I opted for the swiss thinking that it would pair well with the mushrooms and onions!
And oh yes indeedy did it ever!
And speaking of onions, though my Salisbury Steak recipe uniquely uses French Onion Soup to really get that whole “salisbury steak” taste, I knew that I would definitely be wanting more!
So, since we had some nice, sweet Vidalia onions, I decided to caramelize some and just add them to the top as a nice condiment in place of the usual mayo or steak sauce.
Since it was already going to be smothered with gravy, I knew that regular condiments weren’t going to be needed at all.
The onions went perfectly with this, so don’t skip this step! They’re so easy to make, just plan on taking your time and have fun with this! 😀
Though mashed potatoes really could’ve been served with this and been perfectly fine, I still thought that mashed potatoes with a burger sounded a tad odd. Is it just me? I just couldn’t see it.
So I just opted for my simple French Onion Oven-Roasted Potatoes that went into the oven, practically make themselves, and were out of the way. 😉 Talk about a match made in heaven! They were made for each other! 😀
I honestly could’ve served this in a restaurant and made customers very happy! I know I’d order it! 😉
They really were awesome, though! We can’t wait to have the leftovers again tonight, that I imagine will be even better today! 😉
I hope you give this a try the next time you’re hankering for some comfort food but don’t want to mess with making 10 different things on a hot, summer day!
Though this is a tad time consuming, there’s nothing hard about it at all. Everything comes together beautifully and it’s well worth the little bit of extra time!
Have a wonderful day all, and I’ll see you next week! 😀
For Caramelized Onions:
For Salisbury Steak Patties:
For Mushroom and Onion Gravy:
Rest of Ingredients: