Having a go-to Salisbury steak recipe is a must for any home cookbook. I usually make mine in a slow cooker but sometimes I want them right away!
This recipe is for a classic Salisbury steak, but even that comes with some solid flavor. The nice sauce, mushrooms, and onion make this classic dish delightful.
All that being said, feel free to spice up the recipe yourself. I’m a big fan of finding a good recipe and doing my own thing with it.
Preparing the Salisbury Steak
Start off making the meat patties by mixing beef, egg, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and optionally the French Onion Soup. Mash together using your hands to form 6 solid patties. I notice sometimes I have to add more breadcrumbs to get them to stick together better, so add a little at a time if you’re having trouble getting the patties to hold.
Cook the patties! Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. It usually takes about 5 minutes per patty, so cook in batches if possible and remove when done.
Gravy time! Add in the onions and cook until they’re soft. Then add mushrooms until they’re golden brown. Add in beef broth, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce and stir. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and a tsp of water to add to the skillet. Stir well and cook until thick.
Finally, add the patties back to the skillet and spoon gravy over them. This is just to heat the patties through and once done, garnish with parsley.
While you can choose any side dish, Salisbury steak goes great with mashed potatoes, especially with the gravy.
If you’re not a fan though, green beans are a great alternative and healthy!
Simple Salisbury Steak Recipe
- 2 lb Lean ground beer q
- 3/4 cup Breadcrumbs
- 1 Large egg
- 1/2 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp French onion soup
Onion Mushroom Gravy
- 1 Onion sliced thinly
- 8 oz Cremini mushrooms (optional)
- 2 cups Beef broth
- 1 Tbsp Tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp Soy sauce
- 2 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tsp Cornstarch
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper
- 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.
- 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.
- Reduce the heat to medium and add the sliced onions and cook until softened. Add the mushrooms, if using, and cook for a few more minutes until the onions are golden brown.
- 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.
- Add the meat back to the pan and spoon gravy over the top. Cook for another minute until the meat patties warm through.
- Garnish with parsley and serve.