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.

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.

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.

Step-by-step collage tuturial how to make the easiest Salisbury Steak.

Step-by-step collage tuturial how to make the easiest Salisbury Steak.

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.

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

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

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

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
  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, 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.

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