Salisbury Steak is seasoned ground beef patties that are pan seared then simmered in the most silky and luxurious mushroom and onion beef sauce. This 30 minute recipe is a hearty and delicious comfort dish.
Salisbury Steak – it’s what’s for dinner.
Salisbury steak is tender ground beef patties that are simmered in a savory thick brown gravy until they are perfectly cooked. There is no steak in this recipe, even though it’s in the name and most recipes use a canned or packaged gravy mix.
All the ingredients in this dish are from your kitchen and do not require opening a can or making a gravy from a powder.
Gather the Ingredients
To get started on making the perfect Salisbury steak, you’ll need to gather all the necessary ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- 1 pound ground beef
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon garlic & onion powders
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 8 oz. mushrooms
- 2 Tablespoons Flour
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 Tablespoon butter
How to make salisbury steak
- Start by combining your ground beef with breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Mix everything together thoroughly in a mixing bowl until it’s uniform in texture.
- Once the mixture is ready, form it into four or six oval-shaped patties. Make sure that the patties are firm and compact so that they hold together during cooking.
- Next, heat up some oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the patties one by one. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are browned and mostly cooked through.
- Remove the patties and add the onions and mushrooms to the pan, adding more oil if necessary.
Make the Gravy to Top the Steaks
To take your Salisbury steaks from good to great, you’ll want to whip up a savory gravy to ladle over them.
- Whisk in a tablespoon of flour to make a roux. Add the remaining spices and gradually pour in beef broth, stirring constantly, until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Simmer the gravy for a few minutes until it thickens and the flavors meld together.
- The final piece that makes this Salisbury steak so good is the addition of a Tablespoon of butter at the end. Take the pan off the heat and swirl the pan around with the butter in it. The gravy will turn a glossy, rich color.
- Now all there is to do is put the patties back in and allow them to simmer to finish cooking.
SIDE DISH SUGGESTIONS:
To make this a complete the meal, consider serving your Salisbury steaks with a side of creamy mashed potatoes, buttery honey glazed carrots, or sautéed green beans.
SALISBURY STEAK RECIPE
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Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy (with NO gravy mix)
Perfectly cooked beef patties in a luscious mushroom gravy made from scratch – perfect weeknight dinner!
- 1 lb. Ground Beef (80/20 ratio)
- ¼ Cup Bread Crumbs (panko works as well)
- 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Ground Mustard
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
FOR THE GRAVY:
- 1 Small Onion, diced
- 8 oz. Organic Mushrooms, sliced
- 2 ½ Tablespoons Flour
- 1 teaspoon Fresh thyme, minced
- ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
- 3 Cups Beef Stock
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- ¼ – ½ tsp Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the patties. Divide the mixture and form into 4 large equal sized oval patties.
- Heat a little oil in a large cast iron (or heavy bottomed skillet). Add the patties and cook until they are deeply browned (approx.5-6 min). Turn the patties over and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until deeply browned. Transfer the patties to a plate and keep warm.
- Add 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil (if necessary) and add the onions, stirring frequently for approx. 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms and cook until the liquid has evaporated.
- Whisk in the flour, stirring for 1 minute. Add the thyme and garlic powder. Cook for 1-2 minutes then slowly whisk in the beef stock, scraping the bottom of the pan for added flavor. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and bring the gravy to a boil.
- Immediately turn the stove down to a simmer, add the butter and swirl around the pan. Lastly, add the patties back into the pan to finish cooking.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS:
Super! I made 5 steaks, but next time I will make 4. Served with mashed potatoes and beans. I will make this again for sure.
The best Salisbury steak I’ve ever made! I bring the leftovers to work and make everyone jealous.
OUTSTANDING. I hate prepackaged gravy and this recipe didn’t use it. I love your recipes. Everything is always such a hit with my family
Everyone in my family thought this was the best Salisbury Steak we have made. We served it with mashed potatoes. My 4 year old daughter ate her whole piece.
thanks Juliana I’m glad everyone liked it