Who says guys only cook on the grill

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Who says guys only cook on the grill

My grandma, mom and sister always do the cooking in the kitchen at our house.  It is very good indeed, do not get me wrong.  Sometimes, however, I would like to cook on the stove, too!  Dad says that guys do the grilling on the bbq pit outside.  Why can’t we cook inside, too?
So one day I asked Dad, “Dad, what would you like for supper tonight?”  He replied, “Gee, Howard, I would really love hamburger steak with onions, but your mom doesn’t want to cook that.”
I announced, “Please, let me try to cook it!”  Mom and Dad looked at each other and nodded yes.
I was so elated!  First thing I did was ask Mom if she had everything we needed.  She said she had no idea what we needed.  So I looked on our computer under recipes and found several.  I began to read off the ingredients.  Some she had already and some she said we do not use. I decided to combine a couple of recipes and make my own.  Here it is!
Ingredients for the hamburger steak patties:
1 to 1 ½ lbs of hamburger meat- preferably the ground chuck
3-4 tablespoons of cooking oil, we use canola
1 large egg
2/3 cups of really fine chopped onions
1 teaspoon of Worchester sauce- spicy sauce if you would rather
A pinch of salt
A pinch of garlic powder
A pinch of black pepper
About 1/3-1/2 cup of all-purpose flour- use that to coat the patties to brown
Now the gravy
Instead of making homemade gravy, Dad and I decided I could use the package of onion gravy mix- I used 2 pkgs!
A half of an onion sliced real thin, long slices!
A little more Worchester sauce for flavor- a splash or two
Take the ingredients for the hamburger steak patties and mix together- do not add the flour.  Form large patties, it will probably make at least 5-6. Flatten as much as you can, but not too thin. Now pat the flour on each side of the patties.   In a very large frying pan or skillet, heat your cooking oil until it starts to bubble just a bit.  Now place the patties in the oil and cook on each side for about 4-5 minutes until brown.  Remove them from the frying pan. Lay aside, but keep warm. (Warning, do not try to flatten your patties, as it will cause them to fall apart. One of mine did fall apart.) 
While the pan is still hot and on, add the thinly sliced onions. Let them cook until they start to turn a little brown. Now, lower the flame and add the gravy mix according to the package.  Turn the flame back up and let it come to a low boil.  Be sure to use a spoon or ladle and stir the gravy while it is cooking.
Let the gravy mix cook on low for about 5 minutes.  Add more water a little at a time if it thickens too fast.  Now take the patties and add them to the gravy mix. Cover with a lid and cook for no more than 20 minutes on low. 
Enjoy!  We did!  Yes, now my grandma, mom and sister let me cook inside any time I want to try a new recipe! Who says guys only cook on the grill?

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Word Lists:

Skillet : a frying pan.

Steak : high-quality beef taken from the hindquarters of the animal, typically cut into thick slices that are cooked by broiling or frying

Grill : a metal framework used for cooking food over an open fire; a gridiron.

Recipe : a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required

Preferably : ideally; if possible

Ladle : a large long-handled spoon with a cup-shaped bowl, used for serving soup, stew, or sauce

Pan : a container made of metal and used for cooking food in

Ingredient : any of the foods or substances that are combined to make a particular dish

Guy : a man

Thin : having opposite surfaces or sides close together; of little thickness or depth


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