If you’re craving classic comfort food, this easy Salisbury Steak recipe is the way to go! Perfectly seasoned ground beef patty smothered in mushroom gravy.
Can it get any better than that? How about putting it all on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes!
This vintage recipe, popular in restaurants and diners for decades, is a soul warming meal that will be loved by all…
With a world of amazing flavors to explore, sometimes we get sidetracked and forget about good old fashioned homestyle cooking. But sometimes those nostalgiac meals are just what we’re looking for.
Recipes like Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Mushroom Stroganoff, and that southern breakfast hero Biscuits and Gravy are some of our all time favorites.
This Salisbury steak is another comforting meal that so many have fond childhood memories of.
What is Salisbury Steak
Salisbury steak is a ground beef patty with binders and seasonings, which gets seared and then cooked in a savory mushroom gravy. Rather than an actual steak, we would more describe it as a giant disk shaped meatball!
The recipe was first developed by American physician James Salisbury in the 1800’s. Promoting a meat centered diet for health, Dr. Salisbury recommended this dish as a treatment for ailments.
While modern nutritionists would surely scoff at calling it health food, it’s still a super satisfying meal that has endured for many years.
Ingredients for Salisbury Steak
- Ground beef
- Binders – Egg and panko.
- Seasonings – Ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Veggies – Onion and mushrooms.
- Beef broth
- Seasonings – Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, pepper, kitchen bouquet (optional)
How to Make Salisbury Steak
First, mix the ground beef with the binders and seasonings. Divide this mixture into four or five portions and shape into flat, oval shaped patties.
TIP: Make sure to form the patties such that the edges are thicker than the center. This will help prevent them from becoming spherical, and ensure more even cooking.
Heat some oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the beef patties and sear 3-4 minutes per side. Remove them to a plate.
In the same pan, add onion and cook till it starts to become translucent. Then add the mushrooms and cook till they begin to soften up.
Reduce heat to medium, then add in the butter. Once it has melted and become hot, stir in the flour to make a roux. Gradually add the beef broth, stirring as you go to avoid lump. Stir in the rest of the gravy ingredients.
Add the beef patties back in and cover with gravy. Cook till gravy has thickened and the meat patties are cooked. Serve immediately.
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How to Serve Salisbury Steak
The most common way to serve these gravy drenched patties is along with Mashed Potatoes. That being said, Salilsbury steak also goes great with rice or egg noodles.
We also like to have some green veggies on the side. Our top contender would be Green Beans Almondine, but peas, broccoli or even a salad would go nicely.
Can I Make Salisbury Steak with Other Meats?
Certainly. A 50/50 mixture of ground beef and ground pork are a great option. We can see ground lamb also working well with this recipe.
If you prefer to avoid red meats, you can also make Salisbury steak out of ground turkey or chicken. Just look for something with no less than 10% fat content, as the patties can become dried out.
Leftovers and Storage
Leftover Salisbury steak can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Simply reheat over medium low heat on stovetop, flipping the patty a few times while it heats up.
It can also be frozen, again in an airtight container, for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
This week, bypass the frozen dinner aisle and cook this generational favorite from scratch in your own kitchen. It’s an easy weeknight dinner option that will make your mouth water.
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Salisbury Steak is a vintage comfort food, where a ground beef patty is smothered in a flavorful mushroom gravy.
- 1.5 pounds ground beef
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup panko
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 1.5 Tbsp mustard
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 8oz mushrooms sliced
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 4 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 tsp mustard
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Kitchen Bouquet (optional for color)
- Mix the ground beef and other beef patty ingredients except for oil in a bowl. Divide this mixture into four or five portions and shape into flat, oval shaped patties.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the beef patties and sear 3-4 minutes per side. Remove them to a plate.
- In the same pan, add onion and cook till it starts to become translucent. Then add the mushrooms and cook till they begin to soften up.
- Reduce heat to medium, then add in the butter. Once it has melted and become hot, stir in the flour to make a roux.
- Gradually add the beef broth, stirring as you go to avoid lump. Stir in the rest of the gravy ingredients.
- Add the beef patties back in and cover with gravy. Cook till gravy has thickened and the meat patties are cooked. Serve immediately.
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2 thoughts on “Salisbury Steak”
You don’t specify how much flour to use in the gravy?
4 tablespoons. Thank you for catching the omission, we have updated the recipe card.