Salisbury Steak

Here’s a recipe for good ol’ Salisbury Steak… beef patties smothered in onions and gravy! I found the recipe online… and trust me, THIS is comfort food at it’s very best, my friends! Salisbury Steak / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

I found (and made) this particular recipe for the first time a couple of months ago, and my husband and I loved it! Since then, I’ve made it three or four additional times…it’s just plain and simply “GOOD”… and easy… and quick to prepare. The onion and mushroom gravy is wonderful! 

DID YOU KNOW?  Wikipedia states that Salisbury Steak was invented by American physician Dr. J.H. Salisbury (1823-1905). The name “Salisbury steak” has been in use in the United States since 1897. It’s a very popular dish in the U.S., where it is traditionally served with gravy and mashed potatoes, or noodles. The original recipe for this dish is from Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. I have all of her cookbooks, so I knew I could count on this old-fashioned classic being a GREAT recipe!

This really is such an easy recipe to prepare…it only takes about 30 minutes, from start to finish. I like “those” kind of meals, because the prep work doesn’t take too much time out of an already busy day. The cost of the ingredients is fairly low, so you can feed friends or family for a fraction of what eating out would cost! I really hope you will give this recipe a try, and trust you will enjoy it like we do.

Salisbury Steak / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Place the olive oil and butter into a large skillet. Heat on medium high heat. When oil and pan are hot, add the meat patties to the skillet.

Salisbury Steak / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Cook first side for 3-4 minutes, then carefully turn patties over and continue cooking the other side until they are no longer pink in the middle (another couple of minutes, usually). Remove the patties from the pan and place on paper towels to absorb grease. Now pour off the excess grease from pan, but do not wipe it clean.
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Reduce the heat to medium and add the sliced onions to the skillet. Cook these, stirring occasionally, for several minutes until they begin to turn golden brown and have softened slightly.

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Add the beef stock, mushrooms, corn starch/beef broth paste, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup to skillet. Stir well to combine. Cook until sauce comes to a slight boil and thickens (1-2 minutes). Gently add the beef patties back into the skillet. Spoon the gravy, onions and mushrooms over the top of the meat and let them simmer on medium heat until heated through (just 2-3 minutes).

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That’s it! This Salisbury steak is best when accompanied by good old-fashioned mashed potatoes. Make sure to spoon some of the sauce over the top of the patties (and even the mashed potatoes!) when you put them on the serving plate… and ENJOY!

Salisbury Steak / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/main-courses/salisbury-steak-4/

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This Salisbury Steak recipe is Comfort Food at it's very best!
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Recipe type: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
For the meat mixture:
  • 1½ lbs. lean ground beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 cube beef bouillon, crumbled (or use a powdered beef base)
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • Salt and pepper
For the "gravy":
  • 1 whole brown onion, halved, then thinly sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 small can sliced mushrooms (*optional)
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce (additional)
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup (additional)
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch, mixed with a little bit of the beef broth (to blend into a thin paste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, for frying
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, for frying
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the meat mixture. Mix until well combined. Using hands, form meat into 4-6 oval patties. Try to make them all about the same size.
  2. Place olive oil and butter into a large skillet. Heat on medium high. When oil and pan are hot, add meat patties to the skillet.
  3. Cook first side for 3-4 minutes, then carefully turn patties over and continue cooking the other side until no longer pink in the middle (another couple of minutes, usually).
  4. Remove patties from the pan and place on paper towels to absorb grease. Now pour off excess grease from pan, but do not wipe pan clean.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and add sliced onions to the skillet. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, for several minutes until they begin to turn golden brown and have softened slightly.
  6. Add the beef stock, mushrooms, corn starch/beef broth paste, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup to skillet. Stir well to combine. Cook until sauce comes to a slight boil and thickens (1-2 minutes). Gently add the beef patties back into the skillet. Spoon the gravy, onions and mushrooms over the top of the meat and let patties simmer on medium heat until heated through (just 2-3 minutes). To serve, spoon some of the onions and sauce over the top of the patties (and even the mashed potatoes if they are a side dish!) when you put them on the serving plate, and ENJOY!
Notes
*Recipe serves 4-6, depending on the size of the patties you make.

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Salisbury Steak is old-fashioned comfort food at it's best! Beef patties simmered in and smothered with a simple, yet delicious onion and mushroom gravy.

2 Comments on Salisbury Steak

  1. Erin
    January 5, 2015 at 2:22 PM (3 years ago)

    Have we told you that this has become a family staple at our house thanks to you? 😉

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    • jb
      January 5, 2015 at 4:10 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks for the comment, Erin. I’m so glad you like it! It’s become one of our easy, “go-to” meals, also! My hubby asks me to fix it quite often! Have a great day!

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