Karate Chop Steak

Karate Chop Steak

Chopped steak, basically a pan-fried hamburger sans bun, is the ultimate man food. Salisbury Steak has been a Hungry Man frozen dinner option for decades. Simple, but tasty, I used to make this recipe years ago when my husband and I were first dating and he always loved it. Paired with Lemon Herb Couscous and Blue Green Beans, it transforms the meat patty TV dinner of our youth into something grown-up-dinner-party-worthy and female friendly. The meat is given a surprising flavor of soy sauce, to make this not only my husband’s, but one of my kids’ favorite as well. Enjoy my Karate Chop Steak any night of the week!

1 pound (about ½ kilo) ground beef
3 green onions, thinly sliced (both white and green parts)
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 Tablespoons soy sauce, plus extra for cooking
1 large egg
Salt and ground pepper (a couple shakes or grinds each)
1 Tablespoon olive oil

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, sliced green onions, parsley, lemon juice, soy sauce, and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Form into patties (should make into 4-6 patties, depending on size desired).

Cookin in the pan
Cookin in the pan

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook patties for five minutes on one side then flip and cook for five minutes on opposite side, until very little or no pink remains when cut into center. Brush patties with a little extra soy sauce once complete.

Sprinkle a little extra parsley or green onions on top before serving, if desired.

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