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Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

This classic Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy is seasoned juicy beef patties simmered in a mushroom and onion sauce. Serve this comforting dish with potatoes or rice.

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If there’s ground beef on the menu, I know it’ll be a hit with the masses. This versatile meat can be used to make Beef Stroganoff, Hamburger Soup, and Slow Cooker Baked Ziti for example. Yet that’s just a small sampling of all the meals you can make, of course.

Another simple yet oh so satisfying recipe that we make with ground beef, is Salisbury Steak with gravy. It’s one of those vintage classic meals that never go out of style.

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy is quick to prepare (under an hour!), is inexpensive, and popular with kids and adults alike. It’s a vintage recipe that has been made for generations.

For those that don’t care for mushrooms and onions, they can easily be picked out too. I know, we all have those in the family!

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How to Make Salisbury Steak

While you are frying the onions, mushrooms, garlic and butter on the stove top, you can quickly assemble the steak patties. The ground beef is mixed with bread crumbs, broth, egg and seasonings. You form to make round or oval patties.

The gravy is made with a mixture of broth, flour, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard powder. I also like to throw in a half-packet of onion soup mix for good measure, since I think it contains the perfect blend of seasonings.

Once the patties are cooked and it’s simmered in the gravy mixture as well as the cooked onions and mushrooms – the end result is the most flavourful and tender meat patties smothered in a rich tasty gravy.

salisbury steak in a frying pan with mushrooms and onions

Can you Freeze Salisbury Steak

Since this is such a quick and easy recipe to make, we tend not to freeze this one often. It never lasts that long! Yet you can freeze the cooked patties in gravy for later use. Just defrost and simmer in a pan until warmed through. Yet note: the freezing, thawing and recooking might change the consistency of the gravy. The taste will be the same but the look might be altered.

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What to Serve with Salisbury Steak

We love to serve mashed potatoes with this recipe, since the gravy is so good on the potatoes as well. Yet you can also make this with Cauliflower Mash, or Oven Roasted Red Potatoes.

Make sure to also get those veggies in! Serve this Skillet Salisbury Steak with a tossed salad, Roasted Parmesean Green Beans, Honey Glazed Carrots, or Lemon Pepper Asparagus.

Looking for more comfort food classics? I’ve got you covered with my Individual Chicken Pot Pies, Slow Cooker Butter Chicken, and the Best Meatloaf Recipe Ever!

salisbury steak on a plate with mashed potatoes and green beans
salisbury steak in a frying pan with mushrooms and onions

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This classic SALISBURY STEAK WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY is seasoned juicy beef patties simmered to perfection in a mushroom and onion sauce. Serve this traditional and vintage comforting dish with potatoes or rice.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1.5 cups beef broth, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 packet onion soup mix
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter until melted. Add onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often to make sure they don't brown. Add in mushrooms and garlic and cook until butter has been absorbed and mushrooms are tender.
  2. In a bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of the broth, egg and pepper. Mix well and form patties.
  3. In another bowl, combine the rest of the broth, flour, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, onion soup mix and water. Mix well until combined.
  4. When mushrooms and onions are cooked, remove from the pan and place the patties in. Brown for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Place the mushrooms and onions back into the pan with the patties, and pour the broth gravy mixture over the top. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes or until patties have cooked all the way through.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 784mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 25g

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