Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak is a delicious easy dinner for those crazy weeknights. Quick to make and full of flavor, this is sure to please everyone.

I only recently had Salisbury steak for the first time when my mother-in-law made it a few years ago. I had heard of it before that but didn’t really even know what it was or what to expect.

When she said there were mushrooms in it, I wasn’t sure because I don’t like mushrooms. But I just ate around those (it’s easy to do) and it was delicious! When I make it at home, I don’t put the mushrooms in and we don’t really notice much difference in the flavor.

Bonus: both of the boys will eat this too, even Tyler who doesn’t really eat much meat!

I like making this meal on busy nights because it only takes about 30 minutes and one pan plus one mixing bowl. The cleanup is easy, and we all can eat it quickly.

Basically, Salisbury steak is ground beef patties mixed with a few other flavors that are then cooked in an oniony broth. Our favorite side dish with this is mashed potatoes because the broth makes a great gravy. 

Step by Step

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and egg. I find it easiest to use your hands to mix this up. 

Salisbury Steak
Salisbury Steak

Divide the beef mixture into four equal pieces and shape them into patties that are about 3/4 inch thick. Use your thumb to press a dimple in the center so they don’t resemble a hockey puck when they are done cooking. 

Salisbury Steak Recipe

In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the patties until they are brown on the outside. Flip them occasionally, as needed. 

Drain the pan and return the patties to the pan. Add the onion slices and mushrooms. Pour the beef broth over everything.

Heat to a boil then reduce the heat. Cover the pan and simmer until the beef is cooked through and no longer pink inside. 

Remove the patties from the pan and cover to keep warm. 

Heat the onion mixture to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk the water and cornstarch together. Stir that into the onion mixture. 

Boil and stir for another minute to thicken. Serve the sauce over the patties. 


Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak is a delicious easy dinner for those crazy weeknights. Quick to make and full of flavor, this is sure to please everyone.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy, ground beef, mushrooms, onions
Servings: 4 servings
4 from 1 vote


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 10 oz beef broth
  • 4 oz mushroom stems and pieces
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


  • In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and egg
  • Divide the meat mixture into 4 pieces and shape each into an oval patty about 3/4 inch thick
  • Cook the patties in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned on the outside
  • Drain any fat from the pan and keep the patties over medium heat
  • Add the onion, beef broth, and mushrooms
  • Heat to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium
  • Cover the pan and simmer until the beef is done, about 10 minutes
  • Remove the patties from the pan and cover to keep warm
  • Heat the broth mixture to a boil again
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water together, then pour into the broth
  • Boil and stir for about 1-2 minutes, until it thickens slightly
  • Serve immediately with the sauce over the beef
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Nutrition Facts
Salisbury Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 714mg30%
Potassium 507mg14%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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60 thoughts on “Salisbury Steak”

  1. Oh man I love me some steak. We are making meat loaf tonight and will be adding onions like this. What a great, quick, family recipe to do with the kids and or partner! I don’t like mushrooms but this looks yummy

    1. I don’t really care for mushrooms either, but they are almost necessary in this recipe. They add some flavor to the gravy, I just eat around the actual mushrooms when I plate the dinner for myself.

  2. Quick recipes are the greatest for busy nights. I haven’t had a good salisbury steak in a very long time. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Well, it is ground beef, which is what I make meatloaf out of. But the only meatloaf I’ve ever had has cheese on the inside and tomato paste on it. This doesn’t have tomatoes, but I know my family recipe for meatloaf is very different from normal, so maybe it’s close to more traditional meatloaf.

  3. Mmm…I’m old enough to (barely) remember when Salisbury Steak was “in” in the 1970s…I remember loving it then, but have never tried to make it – so now I have a recipe! Thanks, Stephanie! 🙂

  4. This looks so good! I love how you have photos of every step-those are always so helpful! I’ll be sure to try this recipe sometime.

    1. I try to do photos for each of the steps because I know that it’s sometimes hard to explain what to do in words and helps others to know what they should be doing for each step.

  5. This is one of our favorite meals that we like to get when we are out because we don’t cook as much as we should. I am definitely going to try this out myself.

  6. Have you ever considered opening a restaurant or a YouTube cooking channel? You do have a gift and I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE the variety of your yummy-looking recipes. Although I have recently gotten into plant-based diest, this steak sure looks tempting lol!

  7. My ex-father-in-law would love this recipe. He was always one to love Salisbury steak. I have had it made for me, but I might like it a lot more if I tried it myself. This does look delicious.

  8. Wow, this looks so delicious that I now need to go and find something at least similarly appealing as this Steak 🙂

  9. Your pics are so mouthwatering! My boys would definetely love this haha! Im gonna try eat for sunday lunch thank you!

  10. My kids love helping in the kitchen and this looks like a great recipe for them to try on their own! I can’t wait to get them started in the kitchen and hopefully get my meals cooked for me!

  11. This was one of my favorite meals made by my mother growing up. I have not made it but one time for my kiddos. This looks like it would be so tasty!

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