Luby's Cafeteria Copycat Recipe
5 lb lean Angus ground beef
Kosher salt, as needed
Freshly ground black pepper, as needed
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 lb yellow onions, peeled and cut in wedges
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Form beef into 8 patties, about 1 inch thick. Salt and pepper both sides and set aside while preparing Steakhouse onions.
Steakhouse onions: Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and cook 3 minutes without stirring; stir well. Cook 3 additional minutes without stirring; stir well again. Stir beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper into onions and saute, stirring often, until liquid reduces to a syrup, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove onions and set aside. Note: take your time preparing onions, cooking slowly develops the sweet taste of the onions.
Steaks: Preheat large skillet over medium high heat. Place steaks in skillet and cook 5 minutes. Turn steaks over and cook 5 more minutes. Both sides should be nicely browned for medium doneness. Check center of meat with meat thermometer to be sure that meat reaches 150 degrees, Reheat onions in same skillet until warm. Top each steak with Steakhouse onions.
Their natural gravy recipe is:
5 cups beef broth
1/2 cup roast beef pan drippings
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 dried bay leaves
salt to taste
Add all ingredients to medium saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
Luby’s, Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburger in Paradise and provides food service management through its Luby’s Culinary Services division. The company-operated restaurants include 95 Luby’s cafeterias, 65 Fuddruckers restaurants, 18 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro and one Bob Luby’s Seafood Grill. Its 95 Luby’s cafeterias are located throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 65 company-operated locations and 114 franchises across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico. Luby’s Culinary Services provides food service management to 22 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.