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Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

5 from 5 votes
Published on 07/08/2024 by Umamiology
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Salisbury Steak is the classic comfort food we all remember from our childhoods. It’s a delicious ground beef steak patty stewing in a thick & savory mushroom gravy and served upon a bed of mashed potatoes and steamed greens.

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If you’ve grown up in the late 90’s or early 2000’s – then this Salisbury Steak recipe will likely bring back some fond memories. I remember sitting in front of our TV on Friday nights with a microwaved plate of Salisbury steak and watching those classic TGIF family sitcoms.

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But my recipe for Salisbury steak is an upgraded, elevated version of the flimsy steaks that came in our microwave dinner trays. This one utilizes fresh ingredients with real 80/20 beef for a hearty and filling steak experience.

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Give this one a try for a more upscale & healthier trip down memory lane!

What Is Salisbury Steak?

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Salisbury steak is a classic, easy steak dish made by searing ground beef patties into a steak shape and serving it smothered in a thick and rich mushroom gravy. Those of us that grew up in the 90’s have seen many TV dinners that featured this iconic dinner recipe. (Examples below.)

Key Elements Of This Recipe

  • Ground Beef: You’ll want the 80/20 blend so that your steak has a good mix of meat and savory fat.
  • Mushrooms: Any kind of mushrooms that you like will be good, but I like the plain white button mushrooms.

The Ingredients for Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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The Equipment Needed

How To Make Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

This classic TV dinner can be made in 3 easy phases. First, you craft your steak patties, then you make your gravy, and lastly you braise your steaks in the mushroom gravy until they are perfectly tender and soft.

Form Your Salisbury Steak Patties

In a large bowl, grate 1/2 of your onion, as finely as you can.

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Then, in a separate mixing bowl, add in your ground beef and your egg.

Afterwards, add in your panko bread crumbs, milk, all of the remaining steak patty seasonings and give it all a good mix.

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In a large tray, form roughly 5 inch wide Salisbury steak patties, that are approximately 1 inch in thickness.

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Take your sauce pan, and on high heat, sear both sides of your steak patties – and then set the patties aside.

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Pro Tip: At this stage, you don’t need to cook your steaks all the way through – we are just looking to get a good sear on the outside and to form a crust.

Craft Your Salisbury Steak Gravy

Put your sauce pan back on the stove on medium heat and add in a splash of olive oil and a few pads of butter.

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Once the butter has melted, add in your mushrooms & 1/2 an onion (finely grated) and sauté them until they just start to brown.

Following that, add in your beef stock, browning sauce, rosemary, salt and pepper – and give everything a good stir.

After a couple of minutes, add in your corn starch and vigorously stir it into the gravy until everything blends in smoothly and the sauce thickens.

Let it simmer and reduce slightly – at which point, add in your Salisbury steak patties.

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Let the Salisbury steaks cook in the gravy for about 15-20 minutes – which will also cause the gravy to thicken even more.

Once the steaks are fully cooked (internal temperature of 165°F.), they are ready to be served.

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Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

5 from 5 votes
Salisbury Steak is the classic comfort food we all remember from our childhoods. It's a delicious ground beef steak patty stewing in a thick & savory mushroom gravy and served upon a bed of mashed potatoes and steamed greens.
Author: Umamiology
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
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Ingredients 

Steak Patties

Salisbury Gravy

Instructions 

How To Make Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

  • This classic TV dinner can be made in 3 easy phases. First, you craft your steak patties, then you make your gravy, and lastly you braise your steaks in the mushroom gravy until they are perfectly tender and soft.

Form Your Salisbury Steak Patties

  • In a large bowl, grate 1/2 of your onion, as finely as you can.
  • Then, in a separate mixing bowl, add in your ground beef and your egg.
  • Afterwards, add in your panko bread crumbs, milk, all of the remaining steak patty seasonings and give it all a good mix.
  • In a large tray, form roughly 5 inch wide Salisbury steak patties, that are approximately 1 inch in thickness.
  • Take your sauce pan, and on high heat, sear both sides of your steak patties – and then set the patties aside.
  • Pro Tip: At this stage, you don't need to cook your steaks all the way through – we are just looking to get a good sear on the outside and to form a crust.

Craft Your Salisbury Steak Gravy

  • Put your sauce pan back on the stove on medium heat and add in a splash of olive oil and a few pads of butter.
  • Once the butter has melted, add in your mushrooms & 1/2 an onion (finely grated) and sauté them until they just start to brown.
  • Following that, add in your beef stock, browning sauce, rosemary, salt and pepper – and give everything a good stir.
  • After a couple of minutes, add in your corn starch and vigorously stir it into the gravy until everything blends in smoothly and the sauce thickens.
  • Let it simmer and reduce slightly – at which point, add in your Salisbury steak patties.
  • Let the Salisbury steaks cook in the gravy for about 15-20 minutes – which will also cause the gravy to thicken even more.
  • Once the steaks are fully cooked (internal temperature of 165°F.), they are ready to be served.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 18gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 887mgPotassium: 495mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 351IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg

*Nutritional information is just an estimate derived by an online calculation tool.

FAQ

What is Salisbury Steak?

Salisbury steak is a classic, easy steak dish made by searing ground beef patties into a steak shape and served smothered in a thick and rich mushroom gravy. Those of us that grew up in the 90’s have seen many TV dinners that featured this iconic dinner recipe.

Is Salisbury Steak just a hamburger?

Not quite. Salisbury steaks also include other spices and flavorings that make it more closely related to a meat loaf than a burger. Additionally, Salisbury steaks are usually served smothered in a mushroom gravy, where as burgers are usually served in a bun with burger fixings.

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