Do you know how sometimes it feels like you do really well and use up all of the food in your house in the appropriate time, and then other time you have way too much waste? Then there's some weeks when it feels like food just doesn't last as long as it should? We've had one of those weeks this week. I bought buns to make hamburgers and deli meat (chipped ham-for you Pittsburgh folks) and the usual produce. We had tons of leftovers, so the deli meat got pushed to the back of the fridge and unfortunately had to be tossed. Most of the produce got used, but the bananas went bad way faster than they should have (thankfully they can be frozen for smoothies or banana bread or chocolate banana milkshakes). The icing on my proverbial cake though was the buns! Two days after purchasing nice fresh (preservative free) bakery buns, I prepared to make hamburgers for supper. When I opened that nice bag of beautiful buns they were all completely moldy. I really hate to waste food, but I hate it even more when the waste isn't because of eating out too much or forgetting something in the deep dark depths of the fridge. So, my long winded story in a shorter version: Instead of hamburgers for dinner, we had chop steaks. *This recipe would be equally delicious with ground turkey or chicken for those readers who prefer to avoid red meat. It is a great way to enjoy ground meat without a bun and with tons of flavor. A nice juicy patty with Dijon and horseradish mixed in, topped with creamy horseradish and parmigiana sauce that gets a nice crust in a hot oven.
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Horseradish Crusted Chop Steaks
1 lb ground meat (I used 92/8 ground beef)
1 Tbl dijon mustard
1 Tbl grated horseradish
salt & pepper (I used 1 tsp salt and about 3 grinds of pepper, but adjust according to your tastes)
Preheat the oven to 400°. Mix all ingredients together gently until combined and either refrigerate until ready to use or make into 3-4 patties. Top with horseradish parmigiana sauce and bake for about 20 minutes to desired temperature.
Horseradish Parmigiana Sauce
2 Tbl grated horseradish
2 Tbl fresh grated parmigiana
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
Mix all ingredients until combined.
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