I'm embarrassed to admit that my family loves those cheap freezer meal Salisbury Steaks. I used to buy the cheapest ones they make in bulk and my family would devour them over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles. I wouldn't even bake them, I would just throw them in the microwave. (Yes, I do that sometimes.)
Anyway, I set out to create my own version of vegan Salisbury Steak. The boys loved it, and I admit it wasn't too bad. They even said it tastes just like the ones they love, but I'm not sure that's a compliment! : )
I have used this sauce in the past for beef steaks or deer steaks--even served it up for guests--and always got a great response. It is easy to make a large batch for a big dinner, so adjust the numbers accordingly. My family devoured it faster than I could get the camera out, so no picture today. We ate ours tonight with wild rice cooked with broccoli and carrots. I would have done noodles if I had any in the house, but I bought the rice because it sounded healthier.
One note: I had a few Boca burgers and a few of another brand in my freezer. This was definitely better with the Boca. I wouldn't use the other brands for this recipe because of the texture.
NANETTE'S VEGAN SALISBURY STEAKS
This makes enough sauce for 4 Boca Burgers.
1 package vegan Boca Burgers
1 cup veggie broth
3 T. bottled Teriyaki sauce
1/2 t. fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 red onion, sliced into thin rings
1/2 c. sliced mushrooms (optional)
(possibly some cornstarch and cold water if you want to thicken your sauce)
Place the broth, teriyaki sauce, pepper, onions and mushrooms (if you're using them) in a large fry pan. Bring to a boil and let reduce for about 10 minutes uncovered. Place the frozen Boca burgers on top of the onions and spoon a little sauce over the top. Cover and cook on medium about 6 minutes or until the burgers are hot. Remove the burgers from the pan to serving tray or plates. If you wish to thicken the sauce, bring to a boil and stir in about 1 t. cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 c. cold water. Bring back to a boil and stir for about 1 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Serve burgers covered in the onions and sauce.