Best Salisbury Steak

the best salisbury steak and rich mushroom gravy over creamy mashed potatoes

Dinner | September 8, 2019 | By

Best Salisbury Steak recipe ~ seasoned ground beef patties seared then simmered in rich mushroom onion gravy. Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles for an easy any night comfort meal.

Homemade Salisbury Steak is a total comfort food favorite at my house. I first shared this recipe almost 3 years ago and it’s been tried and loved by many readers since. If you’re already a fan of it, don’t worry ~ I haven’t changed a thing. It’s still classic, comfort cuisine

This is not the Salisbury Steak of your childhood, provided you grew up like I did. That said, I actually liked those TV dinners in divided foil trays. Making sure my food didn’t touch was a big thing then (still is).

This version comes complete with seasoned ground beef patties pan seared for extra flavor then slathered them in rich mushroom gravy. If that says comfort to you, read on and check out the video that shows how to make Salisbury Steak.

seared beef patty topped with mushroom gravy

What is Salisbury Steak?

Salisbury Steak is ground round blended with a few simple grocery store ingredients. It’s not only really delicious, but budget-friendly too. If you prefer ground chuck, that’s fine too but drain any excess grease from the skillet after you sear the meat.

white plate with mashed potatoes topped with salisbury steak patty and mushroom gravy

Best Salisbury Steak Ingredients:

Salisbury Steak:

  • ground round
  • Italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • egg
  • ketchup 
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dijon mustard
  • fresh parsley

Gravy:

  • olive oil
  • butter
  • onion
  • garlic cloves
  • mushrooms
  • flour
  • beef stock
  • McCormick Au jus gravy mix
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • dried thyme

Instructions

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

raw patties on wax paper

Heat the oil and one tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties searing on both sides then transfer them to a plate (they won’t be cooked through at this point).

Next add the onions, garlic and mushrooms to the same skillet and sauté, browning lightly. Season with salt and pepper then lower the heat to medium and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet.

beef patties in skillet with gravy, mushrooms and onions

When the butter melts whisk in the flour and cook over low heat 1 minute. Pour in beef stock, McCormick Au jus mix, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce and thyme. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet (that’s extra flavor!) then simmer letting the gravy thicken, stirring occasionally.

Nestle the patties into the gravy adding any leftover juices from the plate then cover and cook over low heat about 10 minutes or until the beef is cooked through.

Taste and adjust salt and pepper as necessary and if the gravy is too thick, splash in more beef stock. Mashed potatoes or egg noodles are a good base for the beef and gravy.  We like a nice bakery bread with it along with roasted carrots or green beans.

Enjoy!

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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

Easy recipe for Salisbury Steak ~ seared ground beef patties slathered in rich mushroom-onion gravy. Served over mashed potatoes for an easy, any night, budget-friendly meal. 
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordhomemade salisbury steak
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings4
Calories288kcal
AuthorA Gouda Life

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
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 package McCormick Au jus gravy mix
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon and parsley.
  • Divide the meat forming 4-5 oval-shaped patties about 3/4" thick then season them with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • 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 then transfer to a plate.
  • Add the onions, garlic and mushrooms to the skillet and sauté allowing them to lightly brown then season with salt and pepper. 
  • 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 then pour in the beef stock,  Au jus seasoning, Dijon, Worcestershire and thyme. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Once the gravy thickens, nestle the Salisbury Steaks into the skillet including any leftover juices left on the plate. Cover and cook over low heat about 10 minutes or until the Salisbury Steaks are cooked through.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper as necessary and if the gravy is too thick, splash in more beef stock 2 tablespoons at a time. 
Nutrition Facts
Best Salisbury Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.5g28%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 1254mg55%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 18.1g6%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 4.8g5%
Protein 13.2g26%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    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.

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      Brandie
      October 20, 2019

      The only thing that bothered me about this recipe is is that you didn’t put the measurements to any of it it’s ingredients

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    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.

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      Bernie
      January 22, 2017

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

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    Ian
    November 9, 2018

    Can I make this ahead of time and reheat later

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      Bernie
      November 9, 2018

      Hi Ian – absolutely! This meal reheats really well. If the gravy is too thick for you splash in a little water or stock as it’s warming.

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    Nonna
    February 27, 2019

    These turned out amazing – didn’t want to use flour so I used a mushroom gravy package instead and the gravy was super salty! Added a little vinegar which helped and ended up thickening with a little cornstarch. Will just use the flour next time 😂 they look just like the pic though – yummy!

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      Bernie
      March 5, 2019

      I’m so glad! It makes my day when someone tries and likes a recipe on the blog. This is one of my favorite winter meals. Easy and fast but tons of great flavor. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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    Eve Hunt
    July 11, 2019

    This recipe is AMAZING. I will eat this for the rest of my life! So good and easy-peasy.

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      Bernie
      July 11, 2019

      Wow Eve thank you SO much!! We absolute love the flavors too — plus how comforting it is. Haha — I hope you DO eat it the rest of your life!! Makes my day – 🙂

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      Karen
      July 29, 2019

      Since I’m not a fan of salt, I used unsalted beef stock and unsalted butter. I’ve never add salt for the salibury steak, after sauteing the onions and mushroom, and after the gravy. It turned out SO GOOD! Can’t wait to make it again

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        Bernie
        July 29, 2019

        Hey Karen ~ some of my favorite comments are from people who customize the recipes to suit their preferences because I believe a recipe is just a jumping point. But the best part is that you enjoyed it so much and want to make it again! We make this recipe so many times in the winter and love how comforting it is. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words 🙂

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    Cherie
    August 19, 2019

    I never like Salisbury steak. I made this for my husband and son. I tried some because it smelled so good and I am so glad I did!! I loved it and I saved the recipe! Thanks for sharing it

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      Bernie
      August 20, 2019

      This is the BEST comment I’ve had in a while. Thank you!! First I love that you made the dish knowing your husband and son would like it, but yes! — that aroma — gets me every time. So glad to hear you liked, it too. I don’t normally make Salisbury Steak until fall but I had a craving for it last week. Didn’t even care that it was 85 outside — still so comforting!

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    Diana
    September 23, 2019

    My husband asked me to make Salisbury steaks for dinner. I found this one that looks so good! So I’m going to make it tomorrow! 😋

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      Bernie
      September 23, 2019

      Hi Diana – I’m so glad you found this recipe! 🙂 It’s been in the top 3 for quite a while. If you get a chance, let me know how you like it. Enjoy the day!

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    Cristina
    September 23, 2019

    Just made this for dinner and I got to say OMG it was soooo amazing!!!! The flavor is so good my family loved this so much!

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      Bernie
      September 25, 2019

      Hi Cristina – I’m really glad to hear you and your family liked the recipe so much!! It’s a favorite at my house. Been making it FOREVER! Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to write. Enjoy the day 🙂

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    Brandie
    October 20, 2019

    So sorry I found the measurements at the bottom my sincerest apologies

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      Bernie
      October 28, 2019

      No problem Brandie – I hope you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

  10. Leave a Reply

    Susan Kell
    October 26, 2019

    Made this for dinner tonight. My husband actually said “This is really good” He NEVER comment on anything!

    • Leave a Reply

      Bernie
      October 28, 2019

      Hi Susan – thank you so much for taking the time to write. I know how that goes with comments 🙂 — so glad your husband enjoyed it so much! It’s one of my family’s favorites.

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