This easy Salisbury Steak Recipe is ready in just 30 minutes! It has juicy and tender beef patties smothered in the most delicious homemade mushroom gravy. It’s so incredible over Creamy Mashed Potatoes that even picky eaters will approve of this one-pan dish.

Salisbury steak dinner with mashed potatoes, asparagus and mushrooms

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What is Salisbury Steak?

Salisbury steak originated in the United States and is a popular dish made with seasoned ground beef patties smothered in gravy with mushrooms (often accompanied by caramelized onions). It got its name from an American physician, Dr. J. H. Salisbury. He encouraged a meat-centered diet and so this dish was named in his honor.

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

  • Comes together quickly
  • Inexpensive to make
  • Uses pantry staples,
  • Flavor-packed!
Salisbury steaks in gravy with spoons

How to Make Salisbury Steak

  • Beef Patties: In a large bowl, combine beef patty ingredients and then shape into 4 oval or round patties flattening the center for even thickness. Saute in a skillet until golden brown on both sides, remove from the skillet and set aside. (NOTE: You will want to use lean beef, and 90% works best.)
  • Mushrooms: Sauté ½ the onion in the same skillet just until tender, then stir in garlic and butter. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until browned, mixing frequently. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Gravy: In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients for the gravy and add to the skillet with the mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until gravy thickens. Return the patties to the pan, cover with mushroom gravy, and cook just until patties are heated through.

Tips for the Best Salisbury Steak

This easy Salisbury Steak recipe is simple to make and a family favorite, so here are some tips to ensure you have the juiciest patties and savory gravy.

  • Avoid Overmixing – Work the beef just until its well combined. Too much mixing can make the patties tough.
  • Form Equal-sized Patties – keep them an even thickness for even cooking
  • Create a Rich Gravy – make the sauce in the same skillet to utilize the tasty pan drippings from cooking the patties
  • Searing the Patties – Allow the skillet to get hot before placing the patties inside to give them a great sear and seal in the juices.

Can I Substitute Ground Beef?

Salisbury Steak 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 or even a combination of meats such as ground beef and ground chicken.

Salisbury Steaks in gravy with mushrooms in a white pan

What to Serve with Salisbury Steak

Though you can serve the beef patties in gravy over steamy rice or even egg noodles, the most classic side dish is mashed potatoes (our Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes make dinner faster). You can add a vegetable to the side and any of these will work great:

Make-Ahead

This Salisbury Steak recipe is a great mid-week meal because it cooks quickly. If you make the patties ahead of time, it’s even faster to serve to a crowd. Leftovers also keep really well; just cool them to room temperature and store them.

  • Prep the Patties Ahead: You can form the patties and store them covered in the refrigerator up to a day ahead.
  • Refrigerate Leftovers: Once cooled, store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: Transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag, remove excess air, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and then transfer to an oven-safe pan or dish, cover with foil, and bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 20-30 minutes (depending on thickness) or until heated through.
easy Salisbury steak recipe with mashed potatoes, asparagus and mushroom gravy

With this traditional Salisbury Steak recipe, you are in for a treat. If you have picky eaters who don’t like mushrooms, just serve their patties without them. To the children, it’s like enjoying a juicy hamburger in gravy, and they love it!

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Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

4.93 from 211 votes
Author: Valentina Ablaev
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.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 servings

For the Salisbury Steak:

For the Mushroom Gravy:

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sauté ½ onion (you can also slice onion into thin slices, whatever your personal preference is) in the same skillet. Once the onion starts to become tender, add the garlic and butter and mix.
  • Add the mushrooms and sauté until browned, mixing frequently. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Add the patties back to the pan and completely cover with the gravy and mushrooms and cook just until patties are heated through.

Nutrition Per Serving

324kcal Calories16g Carbs31g Protein15g Fat6g Saturated Fat120mg Cholesterol1164mg Sodium932mg Potassium2g Fiber4g Sugar196IU Vitamin A3mg Vitamin C59mg Calcium4mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Amount per Serving
Calories
324
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
120
mg
40
%
Sodium
 
1164
mg
51
%
Potassium
 
932
mg
27
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
Vitamin A
 
196
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
59
mg
6
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salisbury steak, salisbury steak recipe
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 324

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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Comments

  • Carole
    May 21, 2024

    Sorry, it is 5 stars!!!! I don’t know what happened!! The best!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2024

      No worries! Thank you so much for your wonderful review Carole! I’m so glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • Carole
    May 21, 2024

    I made this recipe and we love it! We are never disappointed and thank you for sharing!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2024

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

      Reply

  • Avona
    May 19, 2024

    Not the best recipe. Very heavy on onion and mushrooms which we didn’t find tasty. We’ve had better.

    Reply

  • Marilyn
    April 27, 2024

    I made this tonight and made one little mistake and added 2- 10 oz cans of broth…But all and all it is a Great dish and we enjoyed it. Oh, yes, I served it just like your picture displayed with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

    Reply

  • Beth Jordan
    April 23, 2024

    My favorite Salisbury steak recipe ever! The flavor has a depth coming from the Dijon mustard, ketchup and Worcestershire. The mushroom gravy is yummy!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 23, 2024

      I’m so glad you loved the recipe, Beth!

      Reply

  • Carmen
    April 19, 2024

    Made this for dinner and this was excellent! Thank you for all of your recipes and videos.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 19, 2024

      You’re very welcome, Carmen!

      Reply

  • Mary Ellen
    April 18, 2024

    For my older children the term “Salisbury Steak” conjured up memories of unpleasant patties served in the school cafeteria. This recipe shattered those images! It was absolutely delicious; moist and flavorful. The gravy turned out perfectly and we all went back for seconds. My only comment is about the prep time listed in the recipe. Maybe I am a slow cook, but I found it to take much longer than 10 minutes to prep. The end result is absolutely worth the time however, and I look forward to making it again. Another excellent recipe from Natasha’s kitchen!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2024

      I’m so happy they were willing to try our version after that memory! Thank you so much for sharing that great feedback with me, Mary!

      Reply

  • Janice
    April 16, 2024

    Delicious Salisbury Steak! The patties are so tender and tasty! I doubled the recipe to enjoy leftovers. Thank you!

    Reply

  • Lee
    April 13, 2024

    Very tasty. Hubby and I loved it. Love your recipes and videos.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 13, 2024

      So glad they are being enjoyed. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Mira
    April 13, 2024

    Amazing recipe…any instructions to searing the steaks, then placing in a 13 x 9, pouring sauce over and finishing in the oven the next day? Thinking of making this for a larger group.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 13, 2024

      Hi Mira! For food safety reasons, it’s recommended to sear meat and then refrigerate it for cooking later.

      Reply

  • Densie
    April 11, 2024

    This looks really good, but I can’t stand ketchup and wonder if the mustard would make it more tangy than I like. Can they be left out?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 13, 2024

      Hi Densie! You can leave them out but it may be lacking some flavor so you may need to adjust the salt/seasoning.

      Reply

  • Rob
    April 10, 2024

    This was my 1st time making this. It was Amazing super easy to make. I directions but swapped beef for turkey and added a package of low sodium brown gravy packet. Sharing recipe with family and friends.👍😁 This is a keeper!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2024

      Thank you for your good comments and feedback, Rob!

      Reply

  • Debra
    April 10, 2024

    I have made this twice now and it is my husband’s favorite. Sometimes the patties fall apart for me any suggestions?Your recipes never disappoint!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2024

      Hi Debra! I’m so happy this is a favorite. it’s hard to say what caused it to fall apart without being there. I would ensure there were no steps or ingredients missed, ensure you’re cooking them on a preheated oiled pan – if not preheated that may be the culprit. I wish I could be more helpful.

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      • Beth Jordan
        April 23, 2024

        A suggestion for the comment about patties falling apart- be sure the onions are finely diced.

        Reply

  • Mel
    April 9, 2024

    This steak had the best flavor and was so soft to eat. My whole family loved it!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 9, 2024

      That’s wonderful, Mel!

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    April 9, 2024

    I grew up eating this all the time! It’s one of my favorites! This recipe takes me back to childhood. It’s so delicious!!

    Reply

  • Matt
    April 9, 2024

    This Salisbury steak recipe is awesome. It has so much flavor, exactly what I want in a Salisbury steak.

    Reply

  • Arlene
    April 7, 2024

    So much flavor!!! I’ve made this dish 4x now, thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I never have beef broth so I just use chicken bouillon, I did add a 1/2 cup more liquid so I could use for the mashed potatoes I served it with.. highly recommend anyone to try this!! 🤤🤤

    Reply

  • Kathy
    March 29, 2024

    Made this for dinner and oh my goodness it was phenomenal. Thank you for this delicious recipe😊

    Reply

  • Kay Robbins
    March 9, 2024

    Wow this was such a delicious recipe. I made this for dinner for us tonight with a side of mashed potatoes. I will definitely make this again. We both loved it. 😊 To thicken the gravy I brought it to a boil and then simmered it for about 10 minutes and it worked perfect.

    Reply

  • Chris
    February 23, 2024

    Love this recipe, cooked it for my picky family and they couldn’t get enough of it.

    As with all of Natasha’s recipes, they are very dependable and easy-to-use execute.

    If I could voice one complaint though, the ads on this site are very difficult to handle. The browser crashes, or pop ups will obscure the recipe details. I realize she is trying to monetize this site and as a small business owner, I applaud that. But I do wish the ads were not as heavy. Sorry to complain! Just some feedback from a long time fan

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 23, 2024

      I’m so happy this was a hit with your family, Chris! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.
      Thank you for sharing your concerns and feedback. The only way we can continue providing free recipes is by having ads on our site, so we are not able to remove those at this time. We find that most people would rather see the ads than pay to see the recipes. But we will definitely take note of your feedback and use it to improve our website.

      I appreciate your feedback, and I hope you love every recipe you try.

      Reply

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