Looking for a delicious and easy salisbury steak recipe that brings back the charm of an old-fashioned homemade meal without the fuss? Look no further! We’ve simplified this seemingly complex dish so that anyone can enjoy the wonderful comfort food!
Just like in our smothered pork chops, the mushroom sauce is the key to making this meal so delicious and comforting.
Salisbury steak is a classic American dish, largely popularized because of its affordability and delicious, creamy meat. This recipe uses ground beef, just like in our homemade meatloaf, and comes together so quickly. Our 30-minute recipe creates tender and savory salisbury steak patties smothered in a rich brown gravy that will become a family staple.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Simple ingredients. This recipe uses minimal ingredients, most of which you might already have in your home.
- Quick & easy. A recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes is ideal for busy weeknights, so popular in our under 30-minute meals collection.
- Traditional. This salisbury steak is a rendition of an old American dish dating back to the 1800s.
- Crowd-pleaser. Children and adults love this dinner as it is simple and creamy.
Ingredients for Salisbury Steak
The ingredients for this dish are simple and affordable and most of them you most likely already have in your kitchen.
- Ground beef – 80/20 beef is best for this recipe.
- Bread crumbs – we use panko breadcrumbs, but any bread crumbs will work.
- Egg – helps to bind the patties together.
- Seasoning – a mix of salt, pepper, and italian seasoning.
- Dijon mustard – works as a binder and adds a remarkable taste.
- Mushrooms – cleaned and sliced.
- Flour – the thickening agent for the gravy.
- Beef broth – adds great depth of flavor and thins out the gravy.
For a full list of ingredients and quantities, see the recipe card below.
How to Make Homemade Salisbury Steak
This recipe comes together really quickly so you want to have your side dish started.
1 – Combine meat – In a large bowl combine all the patty ingredients.
2 – Shape patties – Form small even oval patties.
3 – Cook – In a large skillet with oil, sear the hamburger patties until they are fully cooked through, and proceed to set aside to keep warm.
4 – Saute aromatics – In the same pan, saute an onion. Afterward, add garlic and butter, and saute until the garlic is fragrant.
5 – Add mushrooms – throw in the sliced mushrooms and cook until they are slightly browned. Season mushrooms lightly with salt and pepper.
6 – Add gravy – Combine all the gravy ingredients in a bowl and whisk into the mushrooms. Allow the mushroom gravy to thicken over medium-high heat, and then add in the patties and cook until they are reheated.
More Ways to Cook Salisbury Steak
- To make salisbury steak in a crockpot, brown the patties in a skillet, as you would originally.
- Add cooked patties to the crock pot, and add in your remaining ingredients, including the gravy mixture.
- Cover and cook your steak and gravy for 4-6 hours on low.
- Before serving, thicken your gravy with a slurry of flour and water. Allow that to continue cooking together for 30 more minutes.
- Meat: Substitute ground beef for ground chicken, ground turkey, or pork. Combining different meat will also work great.
- Shaping: Use a mold or a large mason jar ring to help shape your patties. You can also stick them in the freezer for ten minutes before searing, so they hold their shape.
- Don’t overmix: When combining the patty ingredients, be sure not to overmix! This will result in a tough patty.
- Getting a good crust: Make sure you are searing the patties over-high heat to get a beautiful crust.
- Gravy: Allow the gravy to simmer over low heat, and be patient with it, allowing it to thicken.
We recommend using beef with a higher fat content because it results in a juicier patty. However, you may use lean ground beef as well, just don’t drain any extra juices.
You want your steak to reach an internal temperature of 160-165°F.
Worcestershire sauce can typically be found in most grocery stores in the same aisle as the dressings and sauces.
Store & Reheat
- Storage. Store the leftovers of salisbury steak in an air-tight container, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Reheat. Easily reheat the salisbury steak in a warm skillet until the steak and sauce are warm throughout.
- Freeze. Place cooled steak and gravy in a freezer-safe container and store safely for up to 3 months. Reheat: Thaw the hamburger steak in the fridge. Proceed to warm your the steak over low-medium heat until the gravy is melted, and the steak is hot.
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Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe
patty ingredients –
- meat patties-
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the meat patties and shape the patties into round disks.
- Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a skillet. Proceed to add the patties to the hot pan. Cook until they are fully cooked, flipping halfway through cooking. Remove patties from heat, and cover to keep warm.
- In the same skillet, saute the onion until tender. Afterward, add minced garlic and butter to the pan and cook until the garlic is fragrant.
- Add in the sliced mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms are brown. Season lightly with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a bowl whisk together flour, broth, water, worcestershire, dijon mustard, ketchup, salt, and pepper; add the gravy to the mushrooms. Cook the gravy over low-medium heat until it begins to thicken.
- Place the patties back into the pan and coat them in the gravy, and mushrooms. Cook until they are warm throughout.
- Serve, and enjoy friends!
- Don’t overmix the patty mixture when combining it, as it will result in a tough steak.
- Make sure you get a good seared crust on your patties to get the best flavor.
- Be patient with cooking the gravy, low and slow will get the best sauce consistency.