Start by prepping everything. For the rice pilaf, finely dice 1 medium onion, 2 celery stalks, and 2 carrots. For the steaks, cut an onion is half, and then thinly slice it.
Make your patties by mixing 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, 1/2 C garlic & herb bread crumbs, 2 tbsp heavy cream, 2 tsp dry mustard, 1 beef bouillon cube crushed, 6 dashes Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp ketchup, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper in a medium sized bowl with your hands. Form about 6 patties in an oblong shape making sure they are thin (otherwise they won’t cook through easily), and then add indents with your finger so it doesn’t puff up too much. Now set aside and start the rice.
Start by melting 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the onion, carrots, and celery. Stir around a few minutes till they are softened, then add in 1/2 C dry white wine. Stir and cook till the liquid has reduced by half. Add in the bay leaf, 2 C rice, 4 C low sodium chicken broth, and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and cover the pot. Let simmer for about 20 minutes or until the liquid has all been absorbed by the rice.
While that is simmering, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter in a separate large skillet. Fry the patties on both sides until nicely crusty on the outside and cooked through (about 3-5 minutes on each side depending on how thick you made the patties). Once done, remove to a plate and cover to keep warm. Add onions to the pan and sauté for a bit till they are golden brown, then add 2 C beef broth, 6 dashes Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tbsp ketchup. Stir that around and cook 2-3 minutes to reduce the liquid slightly. While that is cooking down, make a slurry of 1/4 C beef broth and 2 Tbsp corn starch. Add the slurry to the sauce and stir to combine. Let it bubble up for a couple minutes and thicken. Add the steaks to the sauce and spoon the sauce and onions over the top. Let simmer a couple minutes (while the rice is finishing up).
Once the rice is done, add some chopped parsley and stir it up to fluff it (yeah, I forgot this part… Oops). Serve it up and enjoy!
FYI The rice looks nothing like the one in the picture, and it was pretty bland, so next time we need to spice it up with something, but mixed with some extra gravy it was ok.