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Salisbury Steak

Everyone needs a good Salisbury Steak recipe for their weekly dinner rotation! While it tastes like an absolute treat, this meal is made with a simple ground beef patty and a rich mushroom gravy. In this recipe you’ll find instructions on how to turn this into a freezer meal for your busiest nights.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salisbury steak, salisbury steak recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 382kcal


Salisbury Steak

  • 2 pound ground beef extra lean
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Onion Mushroom Gravy

  • 1 large onion halved and sliced thinly
  • 8 ounce cremini mushrooms optional
  • 2 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, using your clean hands. Divide into 6 equal pieces and form each one into oval patties.
    process shots showing how to make salisbury steak patties.
  • In a large skillet add the olive oil and butter and heat until melted over medium-high heat. Add the meat patties and fry on both sides until no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer the patties to a plate.
    process shots showing how to cook salisbury steak.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the sliced onions and cook until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes.
    process shots showing how to caramelize onion.
  • Add the mushrooms, if using, and cook for a few more minutes until the onions are golden brown, another 3 minutes.
    process shots showing how to make mushroom gravy for salisbury steak.
  • Add the beef broth, tomato paste, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce and stir. In a small bowl whisk the cornstarch with a bit of water or beef broth and add to the skillet. Whisk until the sauce thickens, for about 2 minutes.
    process shots showing how to finish making mushroom gravy for salisbury steak.
  • Add the meat back to the pan and spoon gravy over the top. Cook for another minute until the meat patties warm through.
    salisbury steak with mushroom gravy in a black cast iron skillet.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve over mashed potatoes.



  1. To keep your Salisbury steaks from falling apart, make sure you have enough eggs and breadcrumbs to bind all the meat patties ingredients together. So if adding extra meat, make sure to adjust the eggs and breadcrumbs accordingly, otherwise your meat patties will fall apart.
  2. Do not over-mix the meat mixture, this could result in tough patties.
  3. Transfer your leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-4 days. Since the beef is full cooked through and you don't have to worry about over-cooking, you can reheat in the microwave at 20 second intervals until hot.


Serving: 1steak | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 4mg