Instant Pot Salisbury Steak is a quick and delicious dinner that is ready in just 35 minutes. On a cold winter day, there’s nothing like this comforting recipe coated in gravy to satisfy your cravings. Serve it over mashed potatoes with some roasted asparagus for the perfect meal! 

This savory hearty main dish is made easy in the Instant Pot for a quick meal that tastes like you worked all day!

Instant Pot Salisbury Steak with mushroom gravy

What is Salisbury Steak?

When it comes to classic, home-cooked American cuisine, it doesn’t get any more delicious than Salisbury steak. This dish is nothing more than ground beef patties smothered in a rich onion and mushroom gravy. The ground beef is seasoned and mixed with egg and bread crumbs as a binder.

Traditionally, the patties are cooked in a skillet on the stovetop, and then simmered in Salisbury steak gravy, made with beef stock, onion and mushrooms. You could also pile the patties and the gravy ingredients in a crock pot, for slow cooker Salisbury steak. But if you’re looking to save time, this Instant Pot Salisbury steak with easy mushroom gravy is perfect!

How To Make Salisbury Steak From Scratch

I love cooking in my Instant Pot (if you aren’t familiar with them, you can learn more here: What is The Instant Pot?). Just follow these simple steps to make homemade Salisbury steak in your Instant Pot:

  1. Place chopped onion and sliced mushrooms in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  2. Mix the ingredients for the beef patties, and shape into patties.
  3. Brown the patties in a skillet, and then layer onto the onion and mushrooms.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on high pressure.

I have browned the patties in the Instant Pot (on sautee) however they can be difficult to flip so using a non-stick frying pan is easier. Either way will work!

Uncooked Instant Pot Salisbury Steak

How To Make Salisbury Steak Gravy

No Salisbury steak would be complete without a rich gravy. After the patties are finished cooking in your Instant Pot, it’s super easy to make mushroom gravy right inside the Instant Pot:

  • While the patties are still cooking in your Instant Pot, make a cornstarch and water slurry.
  • When the cooking cycle is complete, depressurize and remove the lid. Set the patties aside.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to sauté, and when the sauce starts bubbling, stir in the cornstarch slurry to thicken.

Voila, perfect rich salisbury steak gravy!

Instant Pot Salisbury Steak in the pot

You might have noticed by now that the ingredients for Salisbury steak patties are very similar to the ones we use for meatballs. This Instant Pot Salisbury steak recipe can easily be made into Salisbury steak meatballs. Instead of forming the meat, egg and bread crumb mixture into patties, form them into 1” meatballs. Then, just proceed with the rest of the recipe as directed.

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Instant Pot Salisbury Steak

During cold winter days, there’s nothing like this traditional easy Salisbury steak recipe to satisfy your craving for comfort food.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
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  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth low sodium
  • 1 ounces package brown gravy mix dry
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons water

Beef Patties

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg yolk
  • cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place onions and mushrooms in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Combine beef patty ingredients and form 6 patties. Brown over medium high heat (about 3 minutes per side) in a skillet. *see note
  • Layer beef patties over mushrooms. Combine remaining ingredients except water and cornstarch. Pour over beef and cook high pressure, 18 minutes.
  • Quick release. Remove patties and set aside.
  • Turn IP onto sautee. Combine cold water and cornstarch. Stir into the broth and let cook a few minutes until thickened. Add beef back into the sauce to coat.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.



These can be browned in batches of two using the sautee function. I found it difficult to flip and time consuming so opted to use a frying pan. The choice is yours.
4.94 from 98 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 302 | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 632mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beef, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
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  1. It was absolutely delicious! My boyfriend and I loved this recipe and the sauce turned out great. I feel like I could have added more spice to the burgers but it was amazing nonetheless.5 stars

  2. This recipe is so easy and delicious will definitely make it again. I used half pork and half beef for the patties.5 stars

  3. I’ve made this a few times and it’s become a favorite in our home! My husband loves this with mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and green beans.

    It does take a while for all the steps to be done, so it’s more of a weekend meal for me. Thanks for another great recipe!!5 stars

  4. This is a fantastic recipe! I didn’t even brown them first, just dropped them in. I wasn’t sure about using tomato paste and mustard in the gravy, but it was delicious! There were no leftovers. I always find great recipes on your site!5 stars

  5. I made this tonight using cube steaks and it was excellent! I served it with mashed potatoes (added the whole potatoes to the IP in a basket to cook at the same time) and fresh green beans. We’re looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!5 stars

  6. Going to try this soon. Love Salisbury steak but just been getting the frozen boxes that I microwave.(I know) Got to try this!
    Just wondering if I can use cubed steak for it?5 stars

    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure msSally, but other readers have with great success. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  7. This is a family favorite in my house! I have made it serveral times and it always turns out comforting and delicious!5 stars

  8. I’ve made this recipe multiple times now, my family gobbles it up!! The only two changes I make are: I double the Worcestershire, and I use (gasp!) frozen hamburger patties from costco. It is still one of the most delicious and comforting dinners I make and comes together so quickly :)5 stars

  9. I made this tonight for dinner, i’ve actually never made Salisbury steaks from scratch before, it was sooo yummy! It is just hubby and me so I only used a pound of hamburger, but kept the gravy amount the same. I have one patty left to make my 1yo granddaughter lunch tomorrow, she is going to gobble it down! Your website is usually the first I go to when I am looking for something new and delicious for dinner!5 stars

  10. This is one of my families favourite instant pot recipes!! I follow it to the letter and it turns out amazing every single time. Thanks so much for another great recipe.5 stars

  11. A family favorite! The kids are anaphylactic to dairy and eggs, so we use a dairy milk sub and just eliminate the egg and it turns out amazing! Highly reccomend!5 stars

  12. Amazing!! Had to do a couple alterations due to lack of ingredients. No Tomato paste, used equal part chili sauce. For Dijon, I had a Dijon horseradish. (That little kick was the bomb. ) Used cubed steak instead of ground beef. And a Gluten Free gravy packet.5 stars