The original Salisbury steak was named after a popular late-19th-century diet doctor who recommended a high-protein diet. This version only resembles the classic in name and shape--the flavors are Asian rather than European and it's served atop a tender bed of sauteed watercress. Make It a Meal: Add brown rice or rice noodles and a cold Tsingtao beer. Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place rack in upper third of oven; preheat the broiler. Coat a broiler pan and rack with cooking spray.

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  • Gently mix beef, bell pepper, scallions, breadcrumbs, 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce and ginger in a medium bowl until just combined. Form the mixture into 4 oblong patties and place on the broiler-pan rack. Brush the tops of the patties with 1 teaspoon oil. Broil, flipping once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add watercress and cook, stirring often, until just wilted, 1 to 3 minutes. Divide the watercress among 4 plates. Return the skillet to medium-high heat, add rice wine (or sherry) and the remaining 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce and stir until smooth, bubbling and slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Top the watercress with the Salisbury steaks and drizzle with the pan sauce.

Tips

Ingredient Note: Shao Hsing (or Shaoxing) is a seasoned rice wine available in most Asian specialty markets and some larger supermarkets' Asian sections.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; 13.1 g total fat; 3.8 g saturated fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 392 mg sodium. 623 mg potassium; 17.7 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 20.6 g protein; 2884 IU vitamin a iu; 64 mg vitamin c; 50 mcg folate; 113 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 46 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;

Reviews (18)

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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2019
So yummy! I used spinach instead of watercress. It was super easy and fast will definitely make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2017
Didn't have watercress so I used fresh spinach instead. The steaks were delish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2012
Very good I am always looking for easy after work meals. I was able to prepare and get on the table within a half hour! My young daughter also lent a hand. I substituted ground venison and it was enjoyed by the whole family. I might not use the watercress next time but it is a personal preference. Pros: Easy to prepare Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2012
Melts in mouth I cooked my patties in the oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes and the meat with phenomenal. Pros: Easy Cons: finding hoison sauce at grocery store Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
So fast easy and tasty. My picky friend and I both loved it and we are both the type of girls who work late and need something fast and healthy. It couldn't have been faster to make (although I needed to broil it more like 5-6 mins per side). Because there aren't carbs you feel sated but not overly heavy after eating it. I didn't have ginger so I subbed in garlic using half in the steak mix and half in the sauteed watercress. Kris Brooklyn NY Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Loved this!!! Best application for ground beef that I have ever had. I added some hot sauce and soy to the sauce. Will make again and again! Jennie Minneapolis MN Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I have made this three times now. It has an excellent flavor and it's such a quick dinner. The kids who don't usually like meat much love it since it's very tender and juicy. The only thing I change is I add 3 T of cornstarch so they don't fall apart so much. I have also added an egg for flavor but that's not really necessary the corn starch in my opinion is:D Nathalie Arnprior ON Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
My husband and I love this. We have been eating this for years. He used to get on my case because I could never follow a recipe. So he read the EatingWell magazine that I had and said please try this and please follow the recipe. I did follow the recipe except for the watercress. We never use the watercress but use everything else. The rice wine vinegar is the best! We also add in a little extra ginger because we love it so much! We tried a new type of bread crumb! It's called Panko crispy bread crumbs by Progresso. We will never use any other bread crump. So far the best Asian Salisbury Steak yet! J FL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is a great dish and it freezes very well for a make-ahead dish. Ernst Hill Tulsa OK Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
My husband won't eat hamburger patties but he lived in Japan for 29 years and he relished this Salisbury steak. His only complaint was that i didn't make enough for second helpings. I had trouble flipping these steaks; they fell apart. As for cleaning the pan it's still soaking! Anonymous Bellingham Wa Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I made this last night and thought it was delicious - nice combination of flavors. A couple of things - I "forgot" the breadcrumbs and used spinach instead of watercress. Without the breadcrumbs it tended to fall apart but aside from that it was yummy! Next time I will double the sauce however. sharon Harwich Pt MA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Quick easy delicious fairly low carb. Exactly what I look for in a weeknight recipe. I substituted some sauteed spinach for the watercress. Anonymous Denver CO Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was a very good use for ground beef. I didn't serve with the watercress and I subbed chicken stock for the rice wine. But the patties themselves were full of flavor and they came together really quickly. We will make these again. Anonymous Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
realllyyyy gooood! easy to make but next time i would add more sauce into the meet. Furthermore this was my first time using watercress and that was really good as well (very bold with strong flavors and crazy healthy)! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This meal was really good. Made it for family and visiting family. Had to get the watercress from an asian market as it was not available at the local grocery store but I now know where to get a lot of asian things when not locally avaialble. Added to my cook binder. Diamondback Dave in Queen Creek AZ. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was very good. Prepared the meat the night before. I didn't use the watercress doubled the sauce and boiled it in a pot until it was slightly thickened.Served it with a brown rice pilaf. I plan to make this regularly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent! Prepared this with spinach and nixed the sauce. Very good. Easy to make the patties and refrigerate them to pop in the oven and cook later. Also allows the flavors to mingle. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was AWESOME I thought this recipe was simple to put together and absolutely delicious. I made a few minor additions by adding grilled onions and fresh thyme to the sauce which made the presentation restaurant worthy! I also substituted roasted red peppers instead of finely chopped raw bell peppers. I cooked the meat on a grill pan to seal in the juices and crust up the outside. I served this alongside a smashed potate and french beans. I would consider this a "company is coming over meal." Pros: The sauce was perfect and the meat was juicy Cons: nothing Read More