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. 

Four Salisbury steak patties smothered in mushroom gravy in a white skillet.

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.

A glass bowl with all the ingredients for the steak patties.

1 – Combine meat – In a large bowl combine all the patty ingredients. 

Shaped beef patties.

2 – Shape patties – Form small even oval patties.

A skillet of cooking salisbury steaks.

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. 

A pan of sautéing onion, garlic and butter.

4 – Saute aromatics – In the same pan, saute an onion. Afterward, add garlic and butter, and saute until the garlic is fragrant. 

A skillet with added mushrooms.

5 – Add mushrooms – throw in the sliced mushrooms and cook until they are slightly browned. Season mushrooms lightly with salt and pepper. 

A skillet with the thickened gravy and steaks added to it.

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 


  1. To make salisbury steak in a crockpot, brown the patties in a skillet, as you would originally. 
  2. Add cooked patties to the crock pot, and add in your remaining ingredients, including the gravy mixture. 
  3. Cover and cook your steak and gravy for 4-6 hours on low. 
  4. Before serving, thicken your gravy with a slurry of flour and water. Allow that to continue cooking together for 30 more minutes. 

Expert Tips 

  • 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. 

Serving Suggestions

Recipe FAQs

Can I use lean ground beef for this recipe? 

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. 

How do I know my steak is done cooking? 

You want your steak to reach an internal temperature of 160-165°F. 

Where can I get worcestershire sauce? 

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.

More Ground Beef Recipes

If you enjoyed this salisbury steak recipe, be sure to try our other popular ground beef recipes, here are some reader favorites:

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Mashed potatoes smother in a salisbury steak with mushroom gravy.

Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 8 votes
Our easy salisbury steak recipe offers the opportunity to master a traditional American meal. In a few short steps, make beef patties that are bathed in a rich mushroom gravy. The best part is that dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


patty ingredients –

mushroom gravy –

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ½ tsp worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp ground black pepper


  • 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.
  • gravy-
  • 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


455kcal Calories15g Carbs26g Protein33g Fat12g Saturated Fat3g Polyunsaturated Fat14g Monounsaturated Fat2g Trans Fat130mg Cholesterol1340mg Sodium680mg Potassium2g Fiber4g Sugar203IU Vitamin A5mg Vitamin C79mg Calcium4mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 1340mg58%
Potassium 680mg19%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 203IU4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)