Salisbury Steak with Gluten Free Noodles

I shared the remainder of my reuben quiche with a couple co-workers yesterday, and they both agreed it was delicious!  Especially my one co-worker – she and I are Reuben geeks – we even compare notes when we’ve tried a new one.  So I had the last 1/4 for my breakfast yesterday.

I also had my first orange of the season – can’t wait to get some grapefruit.  I’ll have to ask if my MIL will send me some grapefruit this year – they grow them in their back yard 😀

breakfast comes in at 336 calories, 24 carbs, 25 protein, 16 fat and 4 fiber

When I got to work I was greeted with a brand new computer – its so fast!  Plus I have a 19 inch flat screen monitor – I have horrible eye sight, so this is so nice.  I have it on the largest font and if someone walked by they would think a blind person worked at my desk!   I only had 212 emails to go through, which wasn’t too bad considering I was off a whole week.

For lunch I had the last of my butternut squash soup and a side salad that had diced chicken, diced apple, carrots, cucumber, romaine and Ken’s Light Italian with romano cheese and red pepper – its my new favorite dressing – check out the stats!

I love adding fruit to salad

lunch was only 318 calories, 39 carbs, 25 protein, 8.8 fat and 6.9 fiber

Long time readers will know that not only do I hate onions, but I am not a huge fan of mushrooms.  I love the smell as they cook, but its a texture thing.  One of Tony’s favorite meals is Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce.  I decided to throw it together for a quick week night dinner.

Biz’s Week Night Salisbury Steak

  • 1 pound 95% ground sirloin (I used Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef)
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning (like McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning)
  • 3 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 10 large mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package of brown gravy mix

Heat oil in large skillet.  Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until browned.  Set aside.  Mix beef with steak seasoning, salt and pepper and mix well.  Shape into 4 oval patties.  Cook over medium heat about 4 minutes a side, or until your preference of doneness.  (not sure that is a word, but I am sticking with it!)

Put gravy mix with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.  Add mushrooms and stir and pour over the Salisbury steak.  Garnish with parsley.

My Dollar General sells that gravy mix 2 for $1.  It’s nice to have in the pantry – and each 1/4 cup serving is only 20 calories.  Tony and I split it, so 40 calories for 1/2 cup of gravy isn’t too bad!

be sure not to flip it too soon - you want to get a nice crust on top

And because I used the extra lean meat, 8 ounces of meat was only 280 calories.   I decided to try some gluten free noodles on the side – guess what?  Tony actually liked it better than whole wheat pasta! 😀

I got this at Trader Joe's - and I think the package was only around $1.69.

my plate with 1/2 cup of noodles: 570 calories, 57 carbs, 55 protein, 10.5 fat and 5 fiber

It was delicious! 😀

Stats for Monday:

  • 1445 calories, 128 carbs, 110 protein, 56 fat and 17.9 fiber
  • 34% of calories from fat
  • 45 minute workout on treadmill at lunch – walk 3.9 mph on 5% incline for 5 minutes, then run at 5.5 for 5 minutes, then switched back and forth
  • 5 minutes abs on the ball

I went to bed at a decent time last night so I am up early today.  I am off to make gluten free breakfast pizza – fingers crossed it works out!

Make it a great day!


18 thoughts on “Salisbury Steak with Gluten Free Noodles

  1. Weighting For 50

    As always, great photos, great ideas and after reading your post, I’m officially hungry!! 🙂
    Hang in there, grapefruit season is coming soon!!!!

  2. I love grapefruit and oranges, but I have been eating too many clementines this week for my own good 🙂 They are just sooo good! My mom like you is a ruben geek, I need to try one again, I haven’t since I was little and I didn’t like it back then 🙂

  3. Well, it all looks really good…haven’t had salisbury steak for a long time so I think I’ll put that on the menu. I would love to live somewhere where I could have fresh oranges and grapefruit right off the tree!!

  4. oooh that looks so yummy! I love gravy. nom nom nom. Best of luck on the breakfast pizza! And i’m glad your reuben quiche went over so well at work! Isn’t it sad when yo have the last serving of a recipe you really liked?!

  5. BTW – noticed on the chili post it still had your old blog name! I updated the name and linked over here – LOVE that chili!!! Have so many more of your great recipes on my must-make list!

  6. That is such a beautiful shot of the mushrooms. Keep posting photos of that Reuben quiche and I will have to move it up on my que to make. Looks and sounds so good!

    Jackie has your eyes

  7. Those mushrooms look wonderful! Also, just curious – does that salad dressing have any kind of “fishy” taste to it?

  8. I’ve been doing the same kind of salad dressing too, but the sweet vidalia onion flavor. That is the only one we have here. It is really good.

  9. mmmm butternut squash soup. So good! I’ve never made salisbury steak for the man, I will have to put it on the list. Hope the rest of your week treats you well

  10. DiningAndDishing

    That pic is like mushroom porn! haha 🙂

    – Beth @

  11. I’m glad to see that Ken’s is finally removing high fructose corn syrup from their dressings! Maybe I will consider buying them again.

    How could you not like those mushrooms? They look yummy!

    Just curious because I know that rice products tend to be a bit high glycemic… have you found that since you’ve been trying to eat gluten free that you’re having to adjust your insulin?

  12. Here’s to hoping that the pizza works out! It sounds delicious! Mmm….I bet home grown grapefruit tastes delicious!

  13. oh that looks soo good! mushrooms always makes anything great

  14. That salisbury steak looks divine…I am drooling!

  15. I wish I grew grapefruits in my backyard. They are one of my favorite fruits!
    I love that you made the salisbury steak into patties! What a great idea!

  16. I haven’t had salisbury steak in ages and it looks was richly comforting.. Love the stats as I am doing WW and on a mission. Love your Reuben obsession!

  17. i am so excited for oranges 🙂 and everything in this post is making me hungry… i’m still at work :/

  18. Ken’s has a new light dressing. I’m excited!

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