Salisbury Steak


This easy Salisbury Steak recipe is comforting, delicious, and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Made with tender beef patties and simmered in a rich and delicious mushroom gravy, it’s a meal that the whole family loves. Serve it over mashed potatoes or egg noodles for an extra dose of comfort.

And the best part? It is ready in about 30 minutes!

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What is Salisbury Steak?

This recipe starts with homemade Salisbury steak patties, which are simmered until tender in a rich and creamy mushroom gravy.

  • This is a deliciously comforting meal with a rich mushroom gravy.
  • This budget-friendly dinner uses common ingredients you likely have on hand.
  • It’s easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, this dish freezes and reheats well.
  • Mushroom Salisbury steak is ready in about 30 minutes in just one pan

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Ingredients in Salisbury Steak

  • Ground beef: Use lean ground beef (80/20 lean-to-fat ratio) for the best flavor and texture. You can also use ground turkey for a healthier option. If you’re short on time, pre-made frozen patties or meatballs work too!
  • Breadcrumbs & Egg: These bind the steak together and the egg adds moisture.
  • Mushrooms: These are used in the gravy for a rich, earthy flavor. If you don’t like mushrooms, you can use extra onions.
  • Gravy: The gravy is made with a roux (flour and butter) and low sodium beef broth, flavored with garlic, onion powder, and thyme.
  • Seasoning: Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt and pepper are all you need, but feel free to add any other seasonings or herbs you like. If you don’t have dry mustard powder, substitute 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard.
  • Toppings: French-fried onions, grated cheese, or even a fried egg make great toppings.

How to Make Salisbury Steak

This homemade Salisbury steak recipe is a classic comfort food for good reason!

  1. Cook onions and mushrooms in a large skillet (per the recipe below).
  2. Form beef mixture into patties. Brown patties in the pan.
  3. Add the gravy ingredients and simmer the patties in the mushroom gravy until cooked through.

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What to Serve With Salisbury Steak

Here are some of our favorite side dishes to smother with the rich brown gravy!

Leftovers

Store leftover mushroom Salisbury steak in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or over medium heat on the stovetop.

Freeze portions in zippered bags for up to 4 weeks and thaw overnight before reheating.

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Salisbury Steak

Quick and easy Mushroom Salisbury Steak is one of our favorite comfort food recipes, and it cooks in just one pan!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until it begins to soften, about 4 minutes.

  • Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until the liquid is absorbed.

  • While the mushrooms are cooking, In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ¼ cup of beef broth, Panko bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix well and form into 6 patties, about ½ inch thick.

  • In another small bowl, whisk together the remaining beef broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, flour, mustard powder, and water.

  • Remove mushrooms and onions from the pan. Place the beef patties in the pan and brown them, about 2 minutes on each side.

  • Place the cooked mushrooms and onions on top of the patties, pour the broth mixture over the top and cover the pan. Let it simmer for 20 minutes or until the beef is cooked through.

  • Serve over mashed potatoes.

Mushrooms: Use any variety of mushrooms in this recipe. Portobello, cremini, or white mushrooms all work well. Mushrooms can be replaced with extra onions if preferred. Beef Patties: Homemade Salisbury steak patties can be replaced with frozen hamburger patties. Cook the beef to an internal temperature of 160°F. Gravy Substitutions: 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard can be used in place of dry mustard.  Seasoning: This recipe is lightly seasoned as the condensed broth has enough salt for our liking. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Additional herbs can be added if desired.   Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Calories: 248 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 550mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beef, Dinner, Entree, Main Course Cuisine American

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