This delicious and Easy Salisbury Steak is topped with a creamy mushroom gravy. Serve over mashed potatoes or on its own and you have a filling comfort meal your family will love.
Do you remember the Salisbury steak from your childhood? Salisbury steak would be served in the school cafeteria or in TV dinners. It was served in a gravy alongside mashed potatoes and green beans seemed to be a common vegetable with it.
Table of contents
- This is a delicious and easy comfort food recipe.
- Salisbury steak is a relatively inexpensive meal when you can get ground beef on sale.
- Can be served over egg noodles, mashed potatoes or with baked potatoes.
What is Salisbury steak?
Salisbury steak is nothing more than ground beef shaped in a small loaf form. It resembles a meatloaf and the ingredients are similar. This steak is also served with a mushroom gravy.
The mushroom gravy really adds the flavor to the dish. The meat has a depth to it when topped with mushrooms. That is why many steaks are topped with mushrooms.
- ground beef - use 85% or higher meat/fat ratio
- bread crumbs
- salt/pepper/garlic powder
- dry gravy mix
- beef broth
- fresh mushrooms - sliced baby bella mushrooms
How to make this recipe
The start of making this main dish recipe is much like a meatloaf. However, Salisbury steak is made on the stove top in a pan rather than in the oven.
To make the patties, the ground beef and other ingredients (except the gravy mix, beef broth and mushrooms) will be mixed together in a large bowl then formed together in patty shape.
The size of the patties are up to you, honestly, I probably made them a bit bigger than I should have. I recommend making them the size of a tennis ball, then flattening them. The smaller the patties, the quicker they will cook.
Next, the steak needs to be browned on both sides. They will continue cooking in the gravy while the gravy is thickening up. The internal temperature of the steaks need to come to 160 degrees to make sure the meat and egg is thoroughly cooked.
Leftover Salisbury steak can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Keep in mind, the gravy may thicken up and will need to be warmed completely to get it runny again.
What can I serve with this?
This Salisbury steak recipe is a great comfort food recipe and will be a favorite of your family. It is simple to make and incredibly flavorful.
Easy Salisbury Steak
- 2 lbs ground beef
- ¾ cup bread crumbs
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
For The Gravy
- .87 oz brown gravy mix 1 packet
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup baby bella mushrooms sliced
- Place ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, ketchup, eggs and breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl.
- Blend the ingredients together until well mixed.
- Form patties with the mixture. For reference, the patties can be any size, but I would start with a tennis ball shape/size and form patties from there.
- Place in a frying pan and cook on medium/high heat until the patties are brown on both sides, about 7-9 minutes.
- Remove patties from the pan and set aside. Add beef broth and bring to a boil. No need to drain any grease from the pan.
- Add the patties back to the beef broth. The beef broth should come up to ½ - ¾ of the patties. Add more if needed.
- Cook the patties and beef broth for another 10-15 minutes over medium heat or until the patties are cooked all the way through and have an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
- Carefully stir in the gravy packet. While the gravy is thickening, add in the mushrooms.
- Cook for 5 more minutes over medium/low heat.
- Serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles or serve plain.