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Salisbury Steak Recipe (Easy, 30-Min Meal)

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 incredible over creamy mashed potatoes. Even the picky eaters will approve of this one-pan dish.

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

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It’s Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our Traditional Salisbury Steak Recipe.

What is Salisbury Steak?

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

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

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

How to Make Salisbury Steak?

  • BEEF PATTIES: In a large bowl, combine beef patty ingredients. Shape into 4 oval or round patties flattening the center for even cookies. Cook 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 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 back to the pan, cover with mushroom gravy and cook just until patties are heated through.

Step-by-step collage tuturial how to make beef patties and gravy

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:

  • green beans
  • baked asparagus
  • easy roasted vegetables

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

4.83 from 29 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, salisbury steak recipe
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 324 kcal
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Salisbury Steak:

For the Mushroom Gravy:

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) in the same skillet. 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 324 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 1164mg51%
Potassium 932mg27%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 196IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 59mg6%
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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  • Jeff
    March 6, 2020

    when I make this, I “velvet” the beef like the Asians do by putting 2 tsp or baking soda in one cup of water and marinating the meat in it for an hour or so. Rinse, dry, then fry.  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 6, 2020

      Great idea! Thank you for sharing that Jeff! Reply

  • Marianne
    February 16, 2020

    Dinner was amazing! Thanks so much for this wonderful Salisbury steak recipe! Perfect comfort food. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2020

      Thanks for the great review, Marianne. I am glad to know that you had a wonderful dinner! Reply

  • GIB WILSON
    February 15, 2020

    Take this to a higher level. When you put the patties back in the pan add a slice of swiss cheese to the top and cover with gravy let cheese start to soften and serve Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that wonderful tip with us! Reply

  • Julia
    February 14, 2020

    Super yummy! I paired it with your “Marinated Vegetable Salad” and everyone in the family loved it, hubby even went for seconds! Thanks for another great recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2020

      That sounds like the perfect combination! Thank you for that wonderful review Julia! Reply

  • adriana
    February 13, 2020

    you’re really amazing, i enjoy all your recipes.. thanks for do this amazing job. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 13, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you Adriana! Reply

  • Susan
    February 8, 2020

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your recipes. I watch you on Facebook. I am making your Chicken Marsala this weekend. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you Susan! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our blog and recipes! Reply

  • Susan
    February 8, 2020

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your recipes. I watch you on Facebook. I am making your Chicken Marsala this weekend. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2020

      Aww that’s the best! Thank you for that wonderful feedback, Susan! Reply

  • Inna Zherebnenko
    February 6, 2020

    Made this today and my whole family loved it and asked for seconds. Let’s just say for a 5 and 7 year old that’s pretty rare 😁 It was so flavorful and my husband said it was the perfect amount of salt! I loved that gravy didn’t have dairy so it was easier on the tummies. Thanks Natasha for another great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2020

      What an awesome review! Thank you so much for trying out the recipe and for giving feedback. So happy to hear that your family loved it! Reply

  • Elena
    December 4, 2019

    Can you use store bought burger patties for this recipe? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 4, 2019

      Hi Elena, I haven’t tested that for tenderness and quality to advise. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that recipe. Reply

  • Holly B
    November 9, 2019

    I am not sure what happened but my patties were too loose as well. My hamburger meat was frozen so I soaked it in cold water. Would this cause it? So I added another 1/3 cup of panko which helped. Everything seemed to take longer then suggested (prep and cooking time). I had to add some cornstarch to thicken the gravy. Now to the positive…. I was told the patties were moist and not hard like most places, so is the patties suppose to be somewhat loose to begin with? The flavors were right on. My father-in-law said it reminded him of his favorite place in Hawaii, a huge compliment!!! The dish was easy enough to prepare and cook and the taste is outstanding!!! Thank you! This is my second time using your recipes. So far both dishes have been delicious!!! Can’t wait to make your apple pie. Reply

    • Natasha
      November 9, 2019

      Hi Holly, when you thawed, did you keep it fully covered so it didn’t absorb the water? The could be the culprit if the water gets in. I’m so glad you loved the flavors and thank you for sharing your feedback. Reply

      • Holly B
        November 9, 2019

        Yes it was completely sealed. I will try this again of course but this time allow the meat to thaw naturally. Thank you! Reply

  • Lisa Kay
    November 7, 2019

    I really loved this. For some reason my patties didn’t stay together, I think its because I had forced the meat to thaw and it was quite wet, but I will work on that. The flavors here were so unique and just really delicious. Thanks, this is a keeper! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

      That may be the culprit, Lisa! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! I hope it works out better for you next time. Reply

  • Busy mama
    November 1, 2019

    This is Very good – I’ve made it at least 4 times. But it takes WAY longer than 10 minutes to prep. There is no way you are taking all those ingredients out, measuring them, grating onions, forming patties in 10 minutes. And then add on your mashed potatoes and other veggies. Not to diminish the recipe because we all love it, but the prep time is way off. Reply

  • Fish
    October 31, 2019

    As always, when I want something amazing I check out what Natasha has. She has amazing taste buds. And I love her recipes. This one is no exception! You cant find better in any restaurants. Its really that amazing! And the best part is I do not have to make much adjustments at all. Just my personal taste additions. Usually more garlic lol. Thank you so much for helping make my meals more amazing. And keeping me from having to go to restaurants for my favorite foods now! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Lori Mertz
    October 30, 2019

    Made this recipe for the first time…it was soooo good! My husband told me not to make meatloaf anymore and to just make this recipe from now on. My two fussy boys loved it as well…which was a surprise since they dont like much. Can’t wait to try more recipes from Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Lori! Reply

  • Steve Perrin
    October 29, 2019

    Made this delicious meal for the family at the weekend with creamy mash and various small veg as a side.
    They all commented on how nice it looked and how wonderful it smelled.
    I thought they would not like it but all four plates had no leftovers afterwards. Major success!
    Thank you so much for the recipe, Natasha. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 29, 2019

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

  • Jenny
    October 5, 2019

    Very easy and yummy. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • NURUL AKIERA ZAKARIA
    September 23, 2019

    Hello. Im your fan from Malaysia. is it possible if i substitute the patties with filet mignon?

    Refer to your filet mignon mushroom recipe.. can i? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 24, 2019

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

  • Janis
    September 20, 2019

    I made this and it made 4 patties using the one lb. of hamburger. I soon realized I was out of panko, but used everything else. The patties didn’t break up and although I didn’t eat the leftovers (just 2 of us), my sister took the leftovers to her son’s house. She said it was great the next day. The additions of mayo, mustard and every other thing makes this dish. It will be my go to from now on. VERY tasty! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Janis! Reply

  • Aimee
    September 19, 2019

    Could this be made ahead? Reply

  • Yelana
    September 17, 2019

    Absolutely delicious! I had this dish for lunch the next day and it tasted even better. I doubled the recipe to have left overs. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2019

      Sounds like you found a favorite, Yelana! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Natalie
    September 15, 2019

    This was so good! Definitely one of the best meals I’ve made. My 12 yr old son came back for seconds and my husband cleared his plate. Made mash potatoes and sautéed up some corn. Amazing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great, Natalie! Reply

  • Craig H
    September 15, 2019

    Very good recipe. Comes together quickly and tastes great. I really like the “one-pan” method of cooking. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      Isn’t it the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Vera
    September 15, 2019

    Do you fry the onions on a dry pan first? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      Hi Vera, that is correct, we have photos in the recipe blog post showing each step. I hope that helps. Reply

  • 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

      • Katie C.
        September 15, 2019

        How do I post it on Facebook? Reply

  • daisy parker
    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

    • Janis Griffin
      September 15, 2019

      Yes. That was the way I first learned to make this recipe! I like the ground beef better though. Reply

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