These hamburger steaks are finished with a simple butter and red wine sauce, taking them from ordinary to extraordinary.
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1 to 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs, optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons dry red wine, good quality
In a large bowl, combine and blend the ground beef, chopped onion, beaten egg and egg yolks, bread crumbs, if using, salt, and pepper. Mold the meat mixture into six 1/2-inch thick oblong steaks. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown on both sides, until insides are just barely pink or no longer pink. Transfer to a hot serving dish. Add the remaining butter and the wine to the frying pan, and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Spoon over the steaks and serve.