This is a guest-worthy dish. Although the ingredients list looks intimidating for such a simple dish, it really is not.
2 pounds ground beef
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 tablespoon steak seasoning
2-3 slices bacon
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup red wine
2 cups low sodium beef broth
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
Salt and pepper
In a large bowl mix ground beef, onion. soup mix and steak seasoning.
Pat out loosely 6-8 patties, set aside.
In a large skillet cook bacon until fat has rendered. Add patties and
brown both sides. Remove from skillet to a plate.
Remove all fat from skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons.
Over medium heat add the reserved fat and one tablespoon butter. Add
onion and cook until caramelized.
Add flour and cook for one minute more.
Stir in red wine, and then the beef broth. Stirring constantly, add bay
leaf, paprika, garlic powder, cumin and coriander. Stir until thickens. Add
a little water if too thick. Taste to salt and pepper.
Add the beef patties to the gravy mixture, cover and simmer over
medium-low heat, stirring occassionally. Simmer until patties are cooked
Remove patties. Serve with mashed potatoes or brown rice with bacon
crumbled over the top.