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Asian Salisbury Steaks & Watercress


A refreshing twist on classic Salisbury steaks. The added sweet red bell pepper, scallions and ginger really boost the flavor of the steak. The watercress gives a nutritional boost. This recipe could work equally as well served on a bed of mashed potatoes with gravy instead of the watercress.













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6 ounces ground beef, lean
cup sweet red bell peppers
finely diced
cup scallions, spring or green onions
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
plain dry
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon ginger
minced fresh
1 ½ teaspoons canola oil
4 ounces watercress
trimmed, about 8 cups, 1 bag
¼ cup chinese (xiao xiang) wine
or dry sherry


Place rack in upper third of oven; preheat the broiler.

Coat a broiler pan and rack with cooking spray.

Gently mix beef, bell pepper, scallions, breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce and ginger in a medium bowl until just combined. You may wish to add an egg to help bind the ingredients together.

Form the mixture into 2 oblong patties and place on the prepared broiler-pan rack.

Brush the tops of the patties with ½ teaspoon oil.

Broil, gently and carefully flipping once to prevent the "steaks" from breaking apart, until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over high heat.

Add watercress and cook, stirring often, until just wilted, 1 to 3 minutes. Divide the watercress between 2 plates.

Return the pan to medium-high heat.

Add rice wine (or sherry) and the remaining 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce. Feel free to add some ginger and garlic to the watercress if you wish.

Cook, stirring, until smooth, bubbling and slightly reduced, about 1 minute.

Top the watercress with the Salisbury steaks and drizzle with the pan sauce. If the pan sauce seems to thin you can thicken it with a bit of cornstarch mixed with some water, add to the pan and cook for 1 minute.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Didn't have hoisin or that funky wine, I used A1 Steak sauce and some red Italian wine and it worked fine.

over 13 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 163g (5.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 27644% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 5% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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