Salisbury Steak is one of our favorite comfort foods! Tender beef patties smothered in a rich onion and mushroom gravy, this one-pan Salisbury steak dish is super easy to make and loaded with flavor!

Pan of Mushroom Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak – A Family Favorite

Homemade Salisbury steak is one of our favorite easy home cooked recipes!  While you can definitely make Salisbury Steak in the Slow Cooker, this quick and easy version is ready in about 30 minutes so it’s perfect for a weeknight!

Once cooked, we serve this over Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, egg noodles, rice or even Mashed Cauliflower! Add in a side salad or some steamed broccoli and you’ve got a perfect meal your whole family is going to absolutely love!

This Salisbury Steak recipe has been a favorite forever and was among one of the very first published on the blog way back when (below is the original photo).

Homemade Salisbury Steak with salisbury steak gravy

What is Salisbury Steak?

Salisbury Steak is a dish that has been around for years and years.  It usually consists of a homemade hamburger patty smothered in a rich and flavorful brown gravy! I love to add onions and mushrooms to the gravy to add in extra flavor!

Difference Between Salisbury Steak and Hamburger Steak?

We tend to use the terms interchangeably, although some think there is a difference between Salisbury Steak and hamburger steak. Technically a hamburger steak should contain only meat (and seasonings) with no fillers such as breadcrumbs while a Salisbury steak does include different ingredients like onions, eggs and bread crumbs (similar to a meatloaf).

I’ve seen many Salisbury steak and Hamburger steak recipes, and for the most part, I think that both tend to be made the same way if cooked in a gravy mixture.

Mushroom Salisbury Steak over mashed potatoes served with mixed vegetables on a plate

 

How To Make Salisbury Steak

One great thing I love about this homemade Salisbury steak is that it’s quick, easy, and needs just one pan to cook the patties and the gravy!! How to make Salisbury steak? There’s really nothing to it.

  1. Softening onions/mushrooms over low heat
  2. Combine the beef mixture and form patties (you can use frozen or store bought hamburger patties if you prefer.
  3. Browned on each side and cook in the gravy mixture until perfectly tender

I keep my gravy simple and while some people make Salisbury steak with french onion soup or mushroom soup, I prefer to get the flavor from real onions and mushrooms! Serve this easy recipe over a pile of perfect mashed potatoes.

Overhead shot of Mushroom Salisbury Steak in a pan

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Mushroom Salisbury Steak

Quick and easy Mushroom Salisbury Steak is one of our favorite comfort food recipes, and it cooks in just one pan!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 ¼ cups mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 10 ½ ounces condensed beef broth divided
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • cup water

Instructions 

  • Place butter in a frying pan with onions. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes ensuring onions don’t brown. Add mushrooms and cook until all liquid is absorbed.
  • In a bowl combine beef, ¼ cup of broth, Panko bread crumbs, egg, and pepper, mix well and form 6 patties.
  • In another small bowl, combine remaining broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, flour, mustard powder, and water. Mix well.
  • Remove mushrooms/onions from the pan. Place beef patties in the pan and brown on each side (about 2 minutes).
  • Place onions/mushrooms on top of patties and pour broth mixture over top. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes or until done. Serve with mashed potatoes.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 248 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 550mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3.4mg

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. Another fantastic recipe to add to our dinner rotation. Everyone in the family LOVED it! Thankyou for sharing all your delicious recipes.5 stars

  2. Hi. I’ve made your Salisbury steak recipe before but my question is do you wind up using the whole bottle of condensed broth?? Maybe I’m using wrong kind.? It turns out so salty!
    Please advise
    And the sauce is a tsp of worshester sauce? I usually double it and use 2 tsp but it comes out strong

    1. I use a whole can (along with ⅓ cup of water in the ingredients list). If you find it too salty, I suggest using a low-sodium variety. The Worcestershire sauce can be reduced if you’d like.

  3. It’s one of my husband’s favorites. It was delicious a different flavor with a bit of a bite. I did add a bit of hot sauce. And you can add or omit, what you want. This is like anything a recipe you can make or chose not to. Or as I said change it to your liking. I added other things to my burger. It was delicious and flavorful. Thank you 5 stars

  4. I was so excited for this recipe but like a previous reviewer said, the burgers were bland. And the sauce? It was not a good taste. I don’t know if it was the ketchup or what but it tasted like tomato soup. I will try this again but with a different recipe. Sorry!1 star

  5. This was one of the most flavourful meals using ground beef that I have made and eaten in a good, long time! Simple recipe with a few steps; ingredients you PROBABLY have in your pantry (except maybe the mushrooms). So much flavour, and excellent served with/over mashed potatoes! That sauce!!!! Delicious!5 stars

  6. We had this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Comfort food is the best during this time of stress with the pandemic. Thank you for a great recipe!

  7. I did not grow up eating things like Salisbury steak dinners and so the thought of it usually turns me away, BUT. This was PHENOMENAL!! I used a fresh cut of ground round from the butcher and made my patties oblong and uniform in thickness . I REALLY couldn’t get enough of the gravy, my hubby was so blown away. What a great comfort food! Thank you!5 stars

  8. This was awesome, absolutely delicious! The gravy is killer. After seeing Salisbury steak as a basket ingredient on Chopped, we wanted to try making our own. We both have fond childhood memories of the Swanson’s frozen dinners. This will become a regular meal in our household.

    Thank you!5 stars

  9. I am 59 and have never made Salisbury Steak. I made this yesterday and I loved it so much I am having it again tonight! I did omit the mushrooms because I am not a fan of mushrooms. I work nights and told a coworker about it and she was wanting recipe. Thank you! Oh and the ketchup wasn’t a problem for me I didn’t even taste it, so I’m not sure why others are complaining.5 stars