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Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe ready in just 30 minutes! Juicy and tender beef patties smothered in the most delicious homemade mushroom gravy. It’s incredible over creamy Mashed Potatoes. Even the picky eaters will approve of this one-pan dish.

We love ground beef recipes like our popular Meatloaf or this easy Beef Chili. If you have some ground beef and don’t know what to do with it, this Salisbury Steak is a must-try.

Salisbury Steak smothered with mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes and asparagus.

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Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our Traditional Salisbury Steak Recipe.

What is Salisbury Steak?

Originating in the United States, Salisbury steak is a popular dish made with seasoned ground beef patties that are smothered in gravy with mushrooms (often accompanied by caramelized onions).

Homemade Salisbury Steak is perfect for busy weeknights. It comes together quickly, is inexpensive to make, uses pantry staples and is flavor-packed.

Fun fact: Salisbury got its name from an American physician, Dr. J. H. Salisbury. He encouraged a meat-centered diet and this dish was named in his honor.

Beef Salisbury steak patties in a skillet smothred in a mushroom sauce with two serving spoons on the side.

How to Make Salisbury Steak?

  • PATTIES: In a large bowl, add the ingredients for the beef patties and mix until well incorporated. Shape into 4 oval or round patties flattening the center for even thickness throughout. Cook patties until golden brown on both sides, remove from the skillet. (NOTE: You want to use lean beef, 90% works best.)
  • MUSHROOMS: Sauté ½ the onion just until it starts to become tender, add the garlic and butter and stir. Add the sliced mushrooms, sauté until the mushrooms are browned, mixing frequently. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • GRAVY: In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients for the gravy and pour into the mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until gravy thickens, stirring as needed. Add the patties back to the pan. Completely cover with the gravy and mushrooms and cook until patties are reheated.

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What Can I Serve Salisbury Steak With?

Though you can serve the beef patties in gravy over rice or even egg noodles, the most classic side dish is mashed potatoes. You can add a vegetable to the side and any of these will work great:

4 juicy beef patties smothered in a mushroom gravy.

Can I Substitute Ground Beef?

This is classically made with ground beef, but this recipe is versatile. You can substitute ground meats that you have on hand. Try ground turkey for a Turkey Salisbury Steak.

Try these other EASY dinner recipes:

Salisbury Steak served over mashed potatoes with a side of asparagus

You are so in for a treat with this traditional Salisbury Steak Recipe. If you have picky eaters and they don’t like mushrooms, just serve their patties without the mushrooms. For the kiddos, it’s like a juicy hamburger in gravy and they love it!

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

4.67 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy served over mashed potatoes with asparagus

Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe ready in 30 minutes! Tender, juicy beef patties smothered in mushroom gravy. Serve Salisbury Steak over creamy mashed potatoes.

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $10-$14
Keyword: salisbury steak
Calories: 368 kcal
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Salisbury Steak:

  • 1 lb ground beef 90% lean
  • 1/2 onion finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 ½ tsp whole milk
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp oil to sautee

For the Mushroom Gravy:

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

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the beef patties (except the oil). Mix until well incorporated and shape into 4 oval or round patties flattening the center for even thickness throughout.

  2. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, once hot, add patties to the skillet and cook until patties are golden brown on both sides and fully cooked. Remove the patties from the skillet and cover to keep warm.

  3. Sauté ½ onion (you can also slice onion into thin slices, whatever your personal preference is). Once the onion starts to become tender, add the garlic and butter and mix.
  4. Add the mushrooms and sauté until browned, mixing frequently. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

  5. In a bowl, whisk together all of the remaining gravy ingredients: 2 Tbsp flour, 1 1/2 cups broth, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tsp Worcestershire, 1/2 tsp dijon, 2 tsp ketchup, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper. Pour into the mushrooms and cook until the gravy thickens.

  6. Add the patties back to the pan and completely cover with the gravy and mushrooms and cook just until patties are heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 1165mg51%
Potassium 821mg23%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 183IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Katie C.
    September 13, 2019

    I made this last night. It was better than the recipe that I used last time. I used 85% beef because that’s what I had but I did get rid of the extra fat. I also used more mushrooms because I wanted to use them up. Served over egg noodles. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 13, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Katie! Reply

  • September 13, 2019

    thank you for share yummy recipe Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 13, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Daisy! Reply

  • Desiree
    September 12, 2019

    Fantastic flavor profile and so savory. My whole family enjoyed it. Only mistake was not making a double batch. I made homemade mashed potatoes and green beans as sides. Reply

    • Natasha
      September 12, 2019

      Thank you Desiree, I’m so glad your whole family loved the recipe. Reply

  • Jessica Madalina
    September 12, 2019

    Just made these are they are falling apart in the pan as I’m frying them, followed the directions correctly and had all the ingredients… not sure what went wrong. First time making and trying salisbury steak and now it looks like a pile of mush. Reply

    • Natasha
      September 12, 2019

      Hi Jessica, I’m sorry to hear that! My best tip for sauteeing any kind of ground meat patties or meatballs is to use a non-stick pan or using ample amounts of oil (say if you are using a stainless steel pan and making sure to preheat it before adding the patties helps with sticking). Also, be sure to use the same proportions of ingredients without substitutions as some of them act as binders (egg and bread crumbs) in the recipe. I hope that helps for next time! Reply

  • Katerina @ diethood .com
    September 12, 2019

    I LOVE everything about this recipe!! The perfect weeknight meal!! YUM!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      Thank you for that awesome review, Katerina! Reply

  • Lauren Kelly
    September 12, 2019

    I am making this on Sunday for my family! Looks like a great recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      Hi Lauren, that’s so awesome! I hope you enjoy this recipe. Reply

  • Tanya Schroeder
    September 12, 2019

    Definitely not the Salsbury steak I grew up with! This looks incredible! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      I hope you give it a try soon, Tanya! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • NT
    September 11, 2019

    I love how juicy the steak is. This is true comfort food. Love this! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Sandra
    September 11, 2019

    Oh wow Natasha, this was sooooo good! I made it with your creamy mashed potatoes … another very delicious hit. Thank you!  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Sandra! Reply

  • Pam Dana
    September 11, 2019

    This recipe had such amazing flavor! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Pam! Reply

  • Joanne
    September 11, 2019

    Fantastic, the flavor brought back memories of family dinners. Thanks for sharing . Jo. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Joanne! Reply

  • LaVerne Hunady
    September 10, 2019

    Can you use round steak thats double cubed. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2019

      Hi LaVerne, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

    • Natasha
      September 10, 2019

      Do you mean finely diced? That could work but it will have a little harder time holding together if it isn’t ground beef. Reply

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