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Salisbury Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

Best homestyle meal ever? Maybe. All I know is that this Salisbury Steak recipe is fan-friggin’-tastic served over a bed of buttery mashed potatoes, smothered in savory mushroom + onion gravy. Not gonna lie, I wanted to climb up in this plate and roll around in it with my mouth open. But…that would be rude.

Picture of a hamburger steak smothered in mushroom gravy on a bed of mashed potatoes on a white plate

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Thanks to my parents, my freezer is always stocked with “home grown” Tennessee beef. We use a lot of ground beef in our family, and I’m always working on new ways to cook with it.

Although a hamburger steak isn’t “new” or especially fancy, this recipe for Salisbury Steak is simply amazing. From the perfectly seasoned patties to the savory mushroom onion gravy, this dinner idea is great from top to bottom.

a bowl of ground beef

Ingredients Needed to Make Salisbury Steaks:

  • Ground beef – My favorite is a lean, 80/20 or leaner.
  • Breadcrumbs – I used panko, but whatever you’ve got will work.
  • Eggs
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Butter
  • Mushrooms – Start with fresh mushrooms. You can use white button mushrooms or baby portabellas.
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • All purpose flour
  • Beef broth
  • Salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic salt

The ingredient list is simple enough, right? This recipe allows you to great rich depth of flavor with pantry staples. Love it!

TIP: You might (maybe) need a little bit of oil for browning the hamburger steaks. Usually, though, I don’t have to.

hamburger steaks browned in a skillet

I DO NOT recommend using 60/40 or 70/30 beef to fat percentage hamburger meat for the hamburger steaks. This creates a lot of icky hamburger grease in the pan and I’m not a fan.

The first step to make Salisbury Steak is to brown both sides of the ground beef. Don’t press them or mash them. Brown on both sides, then transfer to a plate, cover, and keep warm. Don’t worry about cooking the steaks all the way through. They will finish cooking in the gravy later.

white mushrooms in a colander

How to Make Salisbury Steak:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the breadcrumbs, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Use your hands to incorporate all of the ingredients evenly.
  2. Form the beef mixture into 6 patties.
  3. Next, heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Brown the hamburger steaks on both sides. Transfer to a plate, over, and keep warm.
  4. In the same skillet, add the butter. When melted, add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet. Cook untouched for 3 – 5 minutes until browned.
  5. Stir in the sliced onions,and garlic. Cook and stir for 10 minutes until the onions are browned and softened.
  6. Then stir in the flour. Cook and stir, working it into the mushroom mixture, for about 2 minutes.
  7. Gradually whisk in the beef broth. Cook and stir until bubbly and smooth. Season with a few shakes of Worcestershire, salt, and pepper to taste.
  8. Finally, add the hamburger steaks to the skillet, Stir to coat with the gravy. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened and the steaks have cooked through.

I’m not sure if my favorite part of this Salisbury Steak recipe is the tender, tasty hamburger steaks or the sumptuous (yes, I said that) mushroom and onion gravy.

Mushrooms and onions sauteeing in a skillet

While there is no shame in using a package of store-bought gravy (been there, done that), there is nothing as good as a generous helping of HOMEMADE gravy.

This easy dinner idea is PERFECT over buttery, homestyle mashed potatoes. It would also be great over hot egg noodles or cooked rice. The ultimate comfort food.

A thick hamburger steak on a wooden spoon being taken out of a skillet of gravy

Great Dinner Ideas to Try:

Hungarian Beef Stew

“Hot Mess” Smoked Sausage Skillet

Family Favorite Shepherd’s Pie

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Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Simple but delicious, this recipe for Salisbury steak features perfectly seasoned hamburger steaks simmered and smothered in a homemade mushroom gravy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword salisbury steak
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 494.91 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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For the Salisbury Steaks

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs not seasoned
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • oil for cooking, IF needed

For the Mushroom Gravy

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2 onions peeled, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 5 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper more or less to taste
  • Worcestershire sauce a few shakes to taste

Cook That

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the breadcrumbs, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Use your hands to incorporate all of the ingredients evenly.
  2. Form the beef mixture into 6 patties.
  3. Next, heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Brown the hamburger steaks on both sides. Transfer to a plate, over, and keep warm.
  4. In the same skillet, add the butter. When melted, add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet. Cook untouched for 3 – 5 minutes until browned.
  5. Stir in the sliced onions,and garlic. Cook and stir for 10 minutes until the onions are browned and softened.
  6. Then stir in the flour. Cook and stir, working it into the mushroom mixture, for about 2 minutes.
  7. Gradually whisk in the beef broth. Cook and stir until bubbly and smooth. Season with a few shakes of Worcestershire, salt, and pepper to taste.
  8. Finally, add the hamburger steaks to the skillet, Stir to coat with the gravy. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened and the steaks have cooked through.

Recipe Notes

You can stretch this recipe out by making 8 smaller-sized patties if you’d like.

Nutrition Facts
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 494.91 Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.75g33%
Saturated Fat 11.47g72%
Cholesterol 178.4mg59%
Sodium 1673.78mg73%
Potassium 1038.61mg30%
Carbohydrates 30.78g10%
Fiber 2.51g10%
Sugar 4.35g5%
Protein 42.91g86%
Vitamin A 429.06IU9%
Vitamin C 5.66mg7%
Calcium 79.08mg8%
Iron 6.38mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Teresa
    November 11, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I am making the Salisbury steak. That sounds good. I have made it before and used a beef roast. it is a lot of work that way. this seems much better time wise. Thanks

  • Reply
    Teri
    November 11, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I bet it was delicious with roast, though. Let me know if you like our version. Thanks!

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