Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy from Scratch (with NO gravy mix)

A delicious easy weeknight dinner with tender beef patties smothered in a mushroom gravy made from scratch with no packaged gravy mixes!
easy salisbury steak mushroom onion gravy no packaged mixSalisbury steak is pure comfort food at its finest.

Tender beef patties are simmered in a savory thick brown gravy until they are perfectly cooked.   Unfortunately if you try to look up a Salisbury steak recipe on the internet you will soon discover that the majority of them use the packaged gravy mix.

We do not.  There is no need to.  I will show you how to make the most delicious succulent gravy that is WORLDS better w/o all the preservatives, MSG and additives.


easy salisbury steak mushroom onion gravy no packaged mix

If you are anything like me, you were under the impression that Salisbury Steak was … well, steak.

Which is why I never tried it until I was an adult because I didn’t eat meat until I was in my 20s, and it was sparingly at that.

So once I discovered it was actually ground beef I was quite intrigued.

You basically make really big hamburger patties, sear them over high heat in a very hot pan so they hold their shape.

easy salisbury steak recipe mushroom onion gravy no packaged mix

Then transfer them to a plate while you make this most succulent mushroom gravy for them to simmer in to finish cooking.

You can serve them over some mashed potatoes with a side of green beans for a delicious weeknight meal.


Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy (with NO gravy mix)

Perfectly cooked beef patties in a luscious mushroom gravy made from scratch – perfect weeknight dinner!

  • Author: Debi


  • 1 lb. Grass fed Ground Beef (80/20 ratio)
  • 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs (panko works as well) or homemade
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  • 1 Organic Onion, diced
  • 48 oz. Organic Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp Fresh chopped Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Flour (or Organic Cornstarch)
  • 3 Cups Organic Beef Stock
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic Butter
  • 1/41/2 tsp Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. In a large bowl, blend together all the ingredients for the steaks.  Divide the mixture and form into 4 large equal sized oval patties.
  2. Heat a little oil in a large cast iron (or heavy bottomed skillet) and when hot add the patties and cook until they are deeply browned (approx. 3-4 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.
  3. Discard the excess fat from the pan and return to the stove.  Add 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil and when hot add the onions, stirring frequently for approx. 3 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add the mushrooms and cook until the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Stir in the thyme, garlic powder and flour.  Cook for 1-2 minutes then slowly add the beef stock whisking while pouring to ensure and even gravy.  Scrape the bottom of the pan for added flavor.  Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and bring the gravy to a boil.
  5. When the gravy is boiling, turn the stove down to a simmer, add the butter and patties back into the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
  • Calories: 392
  • Sugar: 3.7 gr
  • Sodium: 600 mg
  • Fat: 24 gr
  • Saturated Fat: 12 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 17 gr
  • Fiber: 1.5 gr
  • Protein: 27 gr
  • Cholesterol: 77 mg

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  1. 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.

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