Homemade Salisbury Steak with creamy mushroom gravy is hearty, classic comfort food. Make this recipe for a one-pan meal in under 30 minutes! If you’re looking with a hearty meal, it’s time to give this amazing recipe a try.
The entire family will love this comfort classic food. When it comes to easy dinner recipes, this simple Salisbury steak is one of the best.
I love a good Salisbury steak recipe, and it all comes down to the meat mixture for me.
I love the tender hamburger patties paired with the delicious gravy – you can’t beat it.
Forget about the days of eating Salisbury steak in your school cafeteria, and make your own classic Salisbury steak recipe right at home.
The best part? You’ll be amazed at how delicious the flavor is!
Homemade Salisbury Steak
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Salisbury Steak with Brown Gravy
This old fashioned Salisbury steak recipe couldn’t be any simpler to prepare!
Just make the steaks, whisk together some mushroom gravy while they rest, and combine the two before serving.
As a bonus, both are made in the same pan, meaning fewer dishes at the end of the night!
Difference Between Hamburgers and Salisbury Steak
While both hamburgers and homemade Salisbury steak are made from ground beef, a hamburger steak is typically served on a bun or other type of bread.
If it contains added fillings and binders, it becomes a hamburger patty.
On the other hand, Salisbury steak contains a variety of other ingredients and is usually served with some type of gravy.
It’s formed into a shape similar to a cut of steak and can be made with a combination of beef and pork.
Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak Recipe Tips
- Use cold meat: Pull the ground beef out of the refrigerator right before mixing so the fat doesn’t melt before it makes it to the pan.
- Don’t over mix: Combine the ingredients by hand or with a wooden spoon just until everything is incorporated.
Then, gently form the patties, making sure to not compress them too tightly.
- Sear on both sides: This helps to lock in all of the moisture.
- Don’t overcook: Remove the steaks as soon as they are cooked through and allow them to rest.
This allows the juices to redistribute through the meat for perfectly tender bites.
How to Make Homemade Salisbury Steak
- Mix The Ingredients: Combine everything in a large bowl, then divide and form into individual patties.
- Cook The Steaks: Place the patties in a hot pan, working in batches as needed. Cook all the way through before removing to a plate to rest.
Making the Mushroom Gravy
Before you get started, wipe out the pan to remove any excess fat from the meat.
- Cook The Vegetables: Soften the garlic and onions in butter, then add the mushrooms.
Cook until they shrink in size and most of the liquid is released, stirring occasionally, so nothing sticks to the pan.
- Add Remaining Ingredients: Coat the vegetables with flour and let it brown for a bit, then mix in the liquids and ketchup until well combined.
- Simmer: Reduce the heat and continue cooking until the gravy has thickened to your liking.
Easy Salisbury Steak Serving Suggestions
Whip up some creamy mashed potatoes and add a salad or a side of vegetables if you’d like.
The tender beef patties are perfectly served with the prepared gravy, but there is always room for more!
Ask the whole family what sides they want, and make it a family affair. You can even pour the rich mushroom gravy over the top of egg noodles as well.
And you can’t go wrong with serving Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy with some warm biscuits or soft breadsticks to soak up any extra gravy!
Add a bit of health with veggies like green beans or a side salad.
Easy Salisbury Steak Storage and Reheating
Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy is great as leftovers! You can store the meat and gravy together or separately, whichever you prefer.
Refrigerate for 3 to 4 days and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
Salisbury Steak With Brown Gravy FAQs
Old fashioned Salisbury steak is intended to be made with beef, but you can use ground turkey or ground pork instead. The flavor will vary, so keep this in mind! Try changing it up the next time that you make it.
Stir in a splash (no more than 2 tablespoons) of heavy cream into the gravy. It will make the gravy perfectly creamy.
You can if you want. You can prepare the lean ground beef patties or the ground meat, and then store it in the fridge in an airtight container until right before you’re ready to cook them.
While I think it’s fine to make the meat patties ahead of time, I don’t recommend making the delicious mushroom gravy earlier. The flavor of the rich gravy is best when it’s made fresh.
You can then combine both once they’re fully cooked to create this amazing comfort food classic. Follow the steps on the recipe card to get started.
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Homemade Salisbury Steak + Video
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons dried mustard powder
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 beef bouillon cube, crushed into a powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 yellow onion, thin sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped, garnish
- In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, breadcrumbs, ketchup, mustard powder, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce, beef bouillon, and black pepper until well combined. Form into 6 even oval-shaped patties.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat, once hot add the patties directly to the pan. There is no need to add additional fat to the pan since there is plenty of fat in the ground beef. Get a nice sear on both sides making sure to cook the patties all the way through. You may need to lower the heat if the patties are browning too fast. Patties are done cooking once the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 10-15 minutes. Once they are done cooking, place the Salisbury steaks onto a plate and set aside. Wipe out any excess fat from the pan.
- Place the skillet back onto the stove over medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Add the onions and garlic, stirring occasionally, cook until the onions are softened and translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the pan, cook until softened and most of the liquid is cooked out another 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the flour to the pan and stir to coat the mushrooms and onions, cook for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup. Let simmer and thicken, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
- Add the Salisbury steaks back to the pan and cover in the sauce, continue to cook until the patties are warmed through, about 3-5 minutes. Add a parsley garnish, optional, and serve.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published November 2020, updated and republished February 2024
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