Best Salisbury Steak

Best Salisbury Steak: budget-friendly, seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes~easy, any night meal.

Dinner | January 20, 2017 | By

Best Salisbury Steak ~ seared ground beef patties slathered in a rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes for an easy, any night meal budget-friendly family meal.

I woke up this morning with a nasty cold *ugh* the details of which I’ll spare you and while some people lose their appetite when they’re sick, mine actually increases for comfort food, like the Best Salisbury Steak ~ pan seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.

For some it’s all about Chicken Soup for the cure, but I have a theory that when I crave food there’s some ingredient in it my body is lacking. Some may argue, but I just go with it. Salisbury Steak is an oldie, but a goodie updated with a tip to make it the best you’ve had.

Best Salisbury Steak: budget-friendly, seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes~easy, any night meal.

The tip is really simple and if you’re a fan of A Gouda Life, you’ve heard it before. Sear the meat and scrape up any ‘brown bits’ into the sauce or gravy. I even used this tip for Easy Spicy Beef Chili among many other dishes. You can see the nice sear in the photo ⇑.

Have you eaten Salisbury Steak before?

Maybe you’ve only had the TV dinner kind in a divided foil plate with corn and mashed potatoes and if that’s the case, you’ll be doing cartwheels around the kitchen when you taste the Best Salisbury Steak.

This recipe is budget-friendly too, made with just one pound of ground round and a few simple ingredients. If you prefer ground chuck, that’s fine too, just drain any excess grease from the skillet after you sear the meat.

Best Salisbury Steak: budget-friendly, seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes~easy, any night meal.

Salisbury Steak has been around forever – maybe your mom or grandma used to make it. It’s the kind of dish that creates memories around your own table and even helps us remember similar meals shared with loved ones.

Salisbury Steak is easily made in smaller portions, so if you’re like us – just two at home, cut the recipe in half and add a tad more breadcrumbs because the egg will provide more liquid than you’ll need.

Best Salisbury Steak: budget-friendly, seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes~easy, any night meal.

Best Salisbury Steak Ingredients:  

Salisbury Steak:

  • 1 pound of ground round
  • ⅓ cup of Italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup 
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley, finely chopped

Gravy:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of butter, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 4 ounces of mushrooms sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 cups of beef stock (not broth)
  • 1 package of McCormick Au jus gravy mix
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme

Best Salisbury Steak: budget-friendly, seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes~easy, any night meal.

Instructions

In a medium bowl combine the Salisbury Steak ingredients then score the meat dividing into 5 or 6 oval-shaped patties about an 3/4″ thick and season them with salt and pepper on both sides.

Best Salisbury Steak: budget-friendly, seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes~easy, any night meal.

Heat the oil and one tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned Best Salisbury Steak patties to the skillet, searing on both sides to nice brown, caramelized color then transfer them to a plate.

Add the onions, garlic and mushrooms to the skillet and sauté allowing the onions to caramelize. Just before they’re finished cooking, season with salt and pepper, cook another couple of minutes then transfer the onions/garlic/mushrooms to the plate with Best Salisbury Steaks.

Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. When the butter melts whisk in the flour and cook over low heat 1 minute. Whisk the beef stock, McCormick Au jus gravy mix, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce and dried thyme making sure to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

Best Salisbury Steak: budget-friendly, seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes~easy, any night meal.

Return the onions/garlic/mushrooms to the skillet, combining then gently nestle the Best Salisbury Steaks along with any leftover juices left on the plate. Cover and cook over low heat about 10 minutes or until the gravy has thickened and the Best Salisbury Steaks are cooked through.

If you prefer a thinner gravy, splash in a little more beef stock. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as necessary. Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles. For my family, it’s comfort food at its finest. Give it a try and let me know what you think. You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST to see what else is going on in my kitchen.

Enjoy!

Best Salisbury Steak: budget-friendly, seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, serve over mashed potatoes~easy, any night meal.

Best Salisbury Steak
Seared ground beef patties slathered in rich onion-mushroom gravy, served over mashed potatoes. Easy, any night, budget friendly family meal. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy family meals, simple salisbury steak
Ingredients
Salisbury Steak:
  • 1 pound ground round
  • cup Italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
Gravy:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 4 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups beef stock not broth
  • 1 package .McCormick Au jus gravy mix
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon and parsley.
  2. Score the meat dividing into 5-6 oval-shaped patties about an inch thick then season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Heat the oil and one tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties to the skillet, searing on both sides to nice brown, caramelized color then transfer them to a plate.
  4. Add the onions, garlic and mushrooms to the skillet and sauté allowing the onions to caramelize. Just before they’re finished cooking, season with salt and pepper. Cook another couple of minutes then transfer the onions/garlic/mushrooms to the plate patties.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. When the butter melts whisk in the flour and cook over low heat 1 minute. Whisk the beef stock, McCormick Au jus seasoning, Dijon, Worcestershire and dried thyme making sure to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  6. Return the onions/garlic/mushrooms to the skillet, combining then gently nestle the Salisbury Steaks into the gravy along with any leftover juice left on the plate.
  7. Cover and cook over low heat about 10 minutes or until the gravy has thickened and the Salisbury Steaks are cooked through. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as necessary.
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes.
  9. Note:
  10. If you prefer a thinner gravy, add another splash of beef stock or cold water.

  1. Ray
    January 21, 2017

    My kind of dinner in the winter. The flavor is out of this world. All I added was a slice of bread and my favorite beverage.

    • Bernie
      January 22, 2017

      A meal we can all agree on! Thank you!

  2. Mary
    January 22, 2017

    Gorgeous photos….can smell it cooking! Just looking at pictures makes me hungry for some good old comfort food. Meat and potatoes….yum! Love your take on this classic. Will definitely be making this soon. Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Hope you feel better soon! Take care and chat later.

    • Bernie
      January 22, 2017

      Glad the photos hit their mark 🙂 I crave this stuff all winter – sick or not. Thanks so much Mary!