Salisbury steak

When I think of salisbury steak, my mind goes to tv dinners and school lunch.  It doesn’t exactly bring fond tasty memories to mind.  I re-discovered salisbury steak last year, and it is nothing like the salisbury steak of my childhood.  It actually tastes good and is a meal that all of my family enjoys.  

Using ground beef as the meat, this salisbury steak is economical yet gives you that satisfying feel of a rich hearty dinner with the mushroom and onion gravy slathered on top.  The best part about it is that it is a one skillet dish, so clean up is fairly easy.  I still usually serve it with roasted vegetables or a salad for a complete meal, but at least there are not ten million dishes to wash at the end of dinner.  The fewer dishes the better in my opinion.

This makes enough for four people, but if you have teenagers in the family, you might want to double the recipe if you think they will eat more than one serving.  Also no worries if your children don’t dig the mushrooms and onions.  Mine don’t either.  I just make sure when I spoon the sauce over on the patties, I don’t get a scoop with mushrooms and onions.  No harm, no foul.  

Now for the step-by-step

First brown your seasoned patties and set aside.

Then cook your onions and mushrooms in the same skillet. 

Add a little more butter and flour and cook for a couple of minutes.

Whisk in the broth and cook until thickened.  Add the patties back into the pan and spoon sauce over them.  Simmer until done.

Salisbury steak
Serves 4
Tender ground beef patties slathered in a mushroom and onion gravy. So much more tasty than the school lunch and tv dinner versions.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
277 calories
5 g
122 g
17 g
25 g
7 g
236 g
1040 g
2 g
1 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277
Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 122mg
Sodium 1040mg
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1/4 tsp pepper
  6. 2 T. butter
  7. 6 mushrooms, sliced
  8. 1/2 of a large onion, sliced
  9. 2 T. flour
  10. 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  11. 1 to 2 T. organic Worcestershire sauce (depending on how tangy you like yours)
  12. salt and pepper to taste (This will depend on how salty your broth is. If it is bland, by all means add more seasoning.)
  1. Mix together ground beef, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  2. Divide into four oval shaped patties.
  3. Place in skillet over medium heat, and cook for about 5 minutes on each side. If your beef is super lean, add a little oil or butter to your pan to prevent sticking. You are looking for a brown but not burned coloring on the beef. The inside doesn't have to be completely done but close.
  4. Set aside patties on a plate after browning.
  5. In the same skillet, add 2 T. butter to the pan along with sliced onions and mushrooms. Cook until browned and softened.
  6. Stir flour into vegetables and cook for a couple of minutes more.
  7. Whisk in beef broth and 1 T. Worcestershire sauce, and cook until thickened.
  8. Taste and add more salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder until it suites your tastes.
  9. Add beef patties back into sauce, spoon sauce over patties, and simmer for a few more minutes until they are cooked all the way through.
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