Asian "Salisbury" Steak

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.

Recipe from EatingWell
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  • 12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 2 - 4 ounce bunch watercress, trimmed (16 cups)
  • 1/2 cup Shao Hsing rice wine, (see Ingredient note) 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, 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.
Ingredient Note: Shao Hsing (or Shaoxing) is a seasoned rice wine available in most Asian specialty markets and some larger supermarkets' Asian sections.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 303, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 56, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 18, Monounsaturated fat (g) 6, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 21, vit. A (IU) 3401.32, vit. C (mg) 82.67, sodium (mg) 392, Potassium (mg) 623, iron (mg) 2.7, Vegetables () 1, Other Carb () 1, Lean Meat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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