This easy Salisbury Steak recipe is comforting, delicious, and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Made with tender beef patties and simmered in a rich and delicious mushroom gravy, it’s a meal that the whole family loves. Serve it over mashed potatoes or egg noodles for an extra dose of comfort.

And the best part? It is ready in about 30 minutes!

salisbury steak with mushroom gravy cooked in a skillet

What is Salisbury Steak?

This recipe starts with homemade Salisbury steak patties, which are simmered until tender in a rich and creamy mushroom gravy.

  • This is a deliciously comforting meal with a rich mushroom gravy.
  • This budget-friendly dinner uses common ingredients you likely have on hand.
  • It’s easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, this dish freezes and reheats well.
  • Mushroom Salisbury steak is ready in about 30 minutes in just one pan
ingredients assembled to make mushroom salisbury steak, including mushroom, ground beef, onion, egg, bread crumbs, butter, ketchup, beef broth, and worcestershire sauce

Ingredients in Salisbury Steak

  • Ground beef: Use lean ground beef (80/20 lean-to-fat ratio) for the best flavor and texture. You can also use ground turkey for a healthier option. If you’re short on time, pre-made frozen patties or meatballs work too!
  • Breadcrumbs & Egg: These bind the steak together and the egg adds moisture.
  • Mushrooms: These are used in the gravy for a rich, earthy flavor. If you don’t like mushrooms, you can use extra onions.
  • Gravy: The gravy is made with a roux (flour and butter) and low sodium beef broth, flavored with garlic, onion powder, and thyme.
  • Seasoning: Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt and pepper are all you need, but feel free to add any other seasonings or herbs you like. If you don’t have dry mustard powder, substitute 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard.
  • Toppings: French-fried onions, grated cheese, or even a fried egg make great toppings.

How to Make Salisbury Steak

This homemade Salisbury steak recipe is a classic comfort food for good reason!

  1. Cook onions and mushrooms in a large skillet (per the recipe below).
  2. Form beef mixture into patties. Brown patties in the pan.
  3. Add the gravy ingredients and simmer the patties in the mushroom gravy until cooked through.
salisbury steak with mushroom gravy and onions cooked in a skillet

What to Serve With Salisbury Steak

Here are some of our favorite side dishes to smother with the rich brown gravy!

Leftovers

Store leftover mushroom Salisbury steak in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or over medium heat on the stovetop.

Freeze portions in zippered bags for up to 4 weeks and thaw overnight before reheating.

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

Instructions 

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until it begins to soften, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until the liquid is absorbed.
  • While the mushrooms are cooking, In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ¼ cup of beef broth, Panko bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix well and form into 6 patties, about ½ inch thick.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the remaining beef broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, flour, mustard powder, and water.
  • Remove mushrooms and onions from the pan. Place the beef patties in the pan and brown them, about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Place the cooked mushrooms and onions on top of the patties, pour the broth mixture over the top and cover the pan. Let it simmer for 20 minutes or until the beef is cooked through.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes.

Notes

Mushrooms: Use any variety of mushrooms in this recipe. Portobello, cremini, or white mushrooms all work well. Mushrooms can be replaced with extra onions if preferred.
Beef Patties: Homemade Salisbury steak patties can be replaced with frozen hamburger patties. Cook the beef to an internal temperature of 160°F.
Gravy Substitutions: 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard can be used in place of dry mustard. 
Seasoning: This recipe is lightly seasoned as the condensed broth has enough salt for our liking. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Additional herbs can be added if desired.  
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
4.92 from 128 votes

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. Hi Holly made this today for our Sunday dinner it was gorgeous hmmm Keep all those lovely recipes coming
    Richard in the UK x

  2. Hi Holly, if you’re using meatballs, can you tell me how the steps in the recipe would change? I don’t have any ground beef, just frozen turkey meatballs. Thank you!5 stars

    1. If the meatballs are fully cooked, you can prepare the recipe as directed (skipping the beef patties, of course) adding the meatballs in step 6. Turkey meatballs should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.

  3. I’ve made this over the years and haven’t been impressed until my daughter made it but with a simple addition, a packet of Stevia sweetener added to the MEAT mixture! It did not sweeten but brought another level of flavor satisfaction to the recipe. Strange but true and now it’s the go-to.5 stars

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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