French Onion Steak


For the Steak –

1 ¼ pound ground sirloin

¼ cup finely chopped parsley

2 Tbsp. Finely chopped scallions

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. Cajun seasoning (we used Slap Ya Mama)

2 Tbsp. All purpose flour

For the Sauce-

1 Tbsp. oilve oil

2 cups sliced onions

2 cups sliced mushrooms

1 tsp. sugar

1 Tbsp. minced garlic

1 Tbsp. tomato paste

2 cups beef broth

¼ cup dry red wine

1 tsp. salt

Cheese Toast

Minced fresh parsley

Shredded Parmesan cheese


Combine ground sirloin, ¼ cup chopped parsley, scallions, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning. Divide evenly into four portions and shape each into 3/4 –to 1 inch- thick patties. Place 2 Tbsp. flour in a shallow dish; dredge each patty in flour. Reserve 1 tsp. flour.

Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add patties and sauté 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove from pan.

Add onions, mushrooms and sugar to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste; sauté until paste begins to brown, 1 minute. Sprinkle reserved flour over mushrooms and onions. Slowly stir in broth, wine and salt.

Return meat to pan; bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low cover, and simmer 10 minutes or until meat reaches desired temperature.

Serve steaks on Cheese Toasts with onion sauce ladled over. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese.

Cheese Toast

4 slices French baguette, cut diagonally (1/2-inch thick)

2 Tbsp. butter, room temperature

½ tsp. minced garlic

Pinch of Cajun seasoning

6 ounces Gruyere cheese (shredded)

2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bread on baking sheet. Combine butter, garlic and Cajun seasoning; spread on one side of each slice of bread. Combine chesses and sprinkle evenly over butter. Bake until bread is crisp and cheese is bubbly, 10-15 minutes.