Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak is one of our favorite comfort foods. Tender beef patties simmered in rich brown gravy with mushrooms and onions. This crockpot salisbury steak is perfect served over mashed potatoes, rice or pasta!

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

This easy Salisbury steak one of our favorite family meals!  I love using my slow cooker any time of year! We serve this on top of garlic mashed potatoes or rice but my all time favorite is serving it over cooked macaroni noodles.  Add a side salad and you’ve got the perfect meal!

Since I’m the one who does most of the cooking, I love coming home to a ready meal and this easy slow cooker Salisbury Steak recipe tops my list.

The beef patties simmer all day in a rich gravy with mushrooms and onions resulting in a really flavorful dish and making them extra tender.

A lot of people confuse Salisbury steaks (which is a combination of ground beef in gravy) with Swiss Steak which is generally minute steak with a tomato-based sauce. (You can find my favorite Swiss steak recipe here).

easy salisbury steak with mushrooms served over rice

Tips for Crockpot Salisbury Steak

This Easy Salisbury Steak can be prepared in a skillet but I love it in the slow cooker since it can be prepped ahead of time and it’s ready right when we get home from soccer practice.

  • Homemade patties: it doesn’t take long to make the beef patties homemade, and they taste absolutely delicious.
  • Sear the Patties: The simple step of searing the beef patties just helps them to hold their shape without falling apart plus browning meat always adds extra flavor!
  • Freeze Option: I often double the beef patties in this recipe and freeze half of them (without browning them first) for next time. If you happen to have pre-made frozen beef patties they can be used in this recipe as well with great results.
  • Ground Turkey Option: We have also made this recipe with ground turkey (I also add a bit of celery to the mixture) and a turkey gravy with great results. The patties always come out flavorful and fork tender.

Once seared the patties are layered in the Crock Pot with sliced onions and mushrooms. Next, I combine the gravy ingredients and pour it over the patties. While some recipes do call for cream of mushroom soup, I prefer this version with a richer darker gravy.

crockpot salisbury steak with onions and mushrooms

Easy Salisbury Steak Leftover Idea

Should you be lucky enough to have leftovers (we rarely do), this reheats perfectly and makes a great messy sandwich in a hamburger bun topped with sliced tomatoes and mayonnaise.

This easy salisbury steak recipe reheats perfectly and freezes well too!

easy salisbury steak made in a crockpot


What to Serve with Easy Salisbury Steak

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Review Recipe

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly
Course Entree, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
Easy Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak is one of our favorite comfort foods. Tender beef patties simmered in rich brown gravy with mushrooms and onions.


  • 6 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 onion , sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth (low sodium)
  • 1 oz package brown gravy mix (dry)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons water
Beef Patties
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste

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  1. Place mushrooms & onions in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Combine beef patty ingredients and form 6 patties. Brown over medium high heat (about 3 minutes per side).
  3. Layer beef patties over mushrooms. Combine remaining ingredients except water and cornstarch. Pour over beef and cook on low 5 hours.
  4. Once cooked, remove patties and set aside.
  5. Turn slow cooker onto high. 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.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 217, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 103mg, Sodium: 412mg, Potassium: 578mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 27g, Vitamin A: 3.9%, Vitamin C: 4.7%, Calcium: 3.7%, Iron: 18.2%

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

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  1. Hi Holly, I am making your salisbury steak in crockpot now but its for tomorows dinner. I can’t wait to try it! It smells so good in my kitchen right now.

  2. Tried this for dinner and hubby loved it! He was a little skeptical at first since some recipes we have found online we didn’t like. This will definitely go in our rotation! We did just use 1lb of hamburger and it was a perfect portion size for us! Thank you!

    1. I’ve made a similar recipe in the IP. I find searing the patties to be easier in a frying pan (they’re hard to flip in the IP). I layered mushrooms in the bottom and cooked on high pressure for 18 minutes with a quick release.

  3. I generally don’t eat anything like this but my husband loves Salisbury steak. Well, we have never tasted anything like this, it was absolutely delicious and even I loved it. Will definitely be making this time and time again!

    1. I have only tried the recipe as written. Omitting the milk will change the consistency, so you may want to replace it with broth or something (a little at a time).

  4. I have made this recipe 3 times and it is fantastic. The last time I made it was for a dinner party for 6. This is not a typical recipe for a dinner party, but it was after New Years and instead of a stuffed Pork Tenderloin, I thought, lets make something with gravy and mashed potatoes. It was a hit and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks, it is one of our favorite go to recipes and so easy. Served it with roasted onions.

  5. This was a huge hit in my family. The kids loved it. Two out of the three kids are not fans of “gravy”, but insist on having this one with their Salisbury Steaks. Plus it is great for game days in my house, all three kids play sports and my husband is a coach. Thank you so much!

  6. I was wondering if I could prep this the night before? I work early in the morning. Should I sear the meat tonight or in the morning? I can’t wait!!

  7. This was a real winner. I put a little Worcestershire in with the meat. If I had red wine I might of put This a little in the sauce. It was soooooo good.

  8. Wonderfully easy. I love Salisbury steak and this is great for me to make while I’m at school. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes. My family loves it over cheddar bacon mashed potatoes!

  9. wow! Ésta receta la huelo desde España, deliciosa! Ja ja ja ja ja. La haré el lunes. Gracias y besitos a toneladas

    1. They salsberry stake was so good i loved it and my daughter did to i will be making it lot of times to come for supper thank you so much

  10. I love the  crockpot Salsberry steak ! Mine turned out a bit mushey. How can I fix this? Other then this it was Anazing will now be a family favorite!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the flavor.

      What kind of beef did you use (lean/extra lean)? The beef will definitely be soft but shouldn’t be mushy.

  11. I fixed the Salisbury steak recipe tonight and it was wonderful. My husband loved it and it will go in the box marked very good!!! Thank you!!!

    1. Any ground beef will work just fine, you may have a little bit more fat in your sauce but you can skim any fat off before adding the cornstarch mixture.

    1. I find that using the whole egg makes the patties too moist so they don’t hold together as well.

  12. Holly, I’m a little confused about the clove of garlic. Do you just drop it into the crock pot for flavor? Or do you mince it and add it to the other ingredients? Thanks. I’m very eager to give this a try.

    1. The clove of garlic is minced and added in during instruction 2. Hope that helps Kat! Enjoy the recipe!

  13. This recipe has become a family favorite. I always double the patties so I have a quick “back up meal” for another time. I made it on a vacation trip with our friends and they loved it too! Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!

  14. So yummy! It turned out perfect! Holly, Why oh why did I just get to discover you food blog few months ago? Love your recipes! 

  15. Tried this today and am not impressed. Very bland tasting and just had a mushy texture. Disgusting unfortunately. 

  16. The taste was very good but the gravy was like paste. The added cornstarch mixture made it too thick and it was not silky translucent like the video. I followed the recipe to the tee, except didn’t know where to add the milk for the patties.

    1. Robert, you add the milk for the patties when you mix all of the ingredients together. I’m sorry that the gravy didn’t work for you. I could suggest adding less cornstarch next time, an add a little at a time until the gravy reaches the consistency you prefer. Thank you for trying the recipe!

  17. What size Crock Pot is this recipe scaled for? Could I double it in my 6 qt. or would that be too much? I love to cook extra when possible.

    1. I have tested this recipe in both a 4qt & 6qt slow cooker, this should work just fine doubled in a 6qt slow cooker.

  18. I’m anxious to try this recipe! I have a question though, I forgot the beef broth…are you able to use water?

    1. You can use water or even chicken broth. If you use water and happen to have a bouillon cube on hand, you might like to add it in!

  19. I have made this several times, it is my family’s favorite recipe, and they ask me to make it often. My children have all learned how to make this, the two youngest ( 11 & 13 ) are still learning with complete interest! All of my children Love to cook, and are very good at it!
    I am truly one Blessed and proud Mama!!

  20. This recipe was so easy to follow. It turned out even better than I had expected. Meat was fork tender and the gravy was delicious on it. Bravo!

  21. I seared the patties after I salted and peppered them, then added a few splashes of worcestershire sauce…added a note of flavor and the patties were a nice dark brown color with a good crust. I also used sodium free beef broth since I salted the patties.

    Turned out great!

  22. I finally got around to trying this and loved it.  I don’t know why I stopped eating it over 30 years ago.

  23. You mentioned that a person could use pre-made frozen patties. I’m not sure if you mean pre-made at the store or pre-made at home…or if that matters but the frozen ones usually say on the box not to unthaw prior to cooking so would you still sear those for 3 minutes per side before adding them to the slow cooker? They would only be partially cooked and maybe still partially frozen so would they fall apart or cook properly in the slow cooker?

    1. Searing the store bought pre-made frozen patties before adding them to the slow cooker will add a lot of flavor to the dish. They will not fall apart, and will finish cooking in your slow cooker!

  24. This was really good! I had to leave out the mushrooms because of restricted diet but it was still so very good. I think I’ll use 1 1/2 the ingredients for the gravy next time. My husband loved this over mashed potatoes and it wasn’t enough gravy. He told me to definitely put it into the favorites file in Pinterest, lol! Thanks for the recipe! 

  25. Tried this recipe and was thrilled. Salisbury steak came out fantastic and the gravy was really, really good. Thank you for this great recipe.

  26. This is the easiest and best Salisbury steak recipe! My 2nd time making this, everyone loves it! I don’t think there’s ever enough, it’s gobbled up, next time I’ll make 2 batches, separate crock pots, lol. I make it exactly as the recipe reads except a splash of Worchestershire sauce . I’ll serve this over garlic mashed potatoes, recipe within. Thank you for sharing! YUM!!!!

  27. I am anxious to make this for our large family dinner on Thursday. One question: Do you cook this in the crock pot for 5 hours on low or high setting? Thanks!

  28. Will you be able to make this in a insta pot
    What do you think about the insta pot
    I want to buy one do you have any suggestions
    On this

  29. When I found this recipe, I knew it was close to what my mom used to make (and since I can’t find her recipe)! I have made this several time the boyfriend & roommate just love it. I have to alter this slightly with being wheat/gluten intolerant border line Celiac (not easy). The beef broth, brown gravy mix & the bread crumbs are all gluten free and it still turned out perfect!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  30. I made this recipe a few weeks ago and my family LOVED it.   They keep asking for it again…so it’s on the menu tonight.  I followed the recipe exactly except that instead of putting the mushrooms and onions raw  on the bottom of the crockpot, I sautéed them in the meat drippings with a couple teaspoons of cooking sherry until they were a bit caramelized and put them on top of the patties and poured the gravy over top.  Thank you for sharing this recipe!  It’s one of our new favorites. 

  31. This was recipe was so easy to put together and tasted so good.  The family loved it and this recipe will be made many times in the future.  Thank you.

  32. This is an amazing recipe!! And my first time ever making Salisbury steaks. Will be making this on a regular basis!!

  33. Hi Holly, could I make this in a conventional oven if so how long would I cook it for & on which setting, thank you , Chrisi 

    1. While I have only tried as written, other readers have baked it at 350 for 45-60 minutes with success. Let us know how it turns out for you Chrisi!

    1. I have only tried the recipe as written, but I’d think that would be a delicious addition Kellie! I’d suggest starting with one teaspoon and adding more to suit your taste.

    1. I agree, they should be tender. What type of meat did you use? Was it lean or extra lean? How long did they cook for?

  34. Very delicious. Because I have picky eaters I diced the  onion which worked out well. I seared beef steaks for 1 minute before putting them in crockpot. 

  35. Made this Salisbury Steak recipe on the weekend and it was absolutely fantastic. Everyone had seconds. Got started a little late in the afternoon so I just used the high setting on the slow cooker for the first 1.5 hours.
    Thank you… will be a family favorite forever.

  36. I made this tonight,  this was so good!!  My husband said I’m going to have to make this again.  Nice rich gravy, moist patties.   I have some left for lunch tomorrow.  Thank you! 

  37. I made this recipe last evening  I did not have minced onion , used regular onion  turned out delicious will have again as a leftover. Served over mashed potatoes. Thank you. Going to have as a leftover

  38. Love this. I used cream of mushroom soup instead of mushrooms, (not a mushroom fan). I have a friend that was out of town for a week visiting and sent me a message to say they wanted Crookpot Salisbury steak when they got home.

  39. I love this recipe but use Pork chops or Pork loin steaks as Hubby doesn’t like disguised hamburgers as he calls it. A splash of Red wine when de-glazing the pan works really well :)

  40. This recipe is delicious!!!  A couple of recommendations…Brown the patties on each side before you put in the mushrooms and onions.  Remove the patties and drain the grease then add the mushrooms and onions then the patties then the mixture.  I cooked this recipe in my Ninja multipurpose crock pot/stovetop gadget so this may not apply if you brown the patties in a pan then transfer to the crock pot.

  41. I cant even tell you how much I’ve made this recipe! Browning the patties before putting them in the crock pot does the trick. I double my sauce because love it so much!!

  42. 2nd time making this recipe. (This time without mushrooms bc I forgot to buy them). It is so good!! Even my picky 10 yr old loves it. So much flavor!!

  43. I am stuck in my condo in the country …. in a two day blizzard … When I saw this … I know what I am fetching tomorrow for dinner! thank you!

  44. I’ve made this recipe 4 or 5 times now, but only used the slow cooker once. It works very well in the electric pressure cooker. The only thing that I do different is add 2 or 3 cloves of minced fresh garlic. Then again, I add garlic to just about everything.

    1. While this isn’t always the case, generally a hamburger contains only meat or a larger portion of meat while Salisbury Steak contains binders (egg, breadcrumbs etc.) However, they’re often used interchangeably. While I have only made the recipe as written, I think it would work fine. Let me know how it works out for you!

  45. I have all of the ingredients to make this. But I can’t find the recipe? Want g to make this today. Am I missing something???

    1. Hi Wade,
      We apologize for any inconvenience! There was a glitch on the site which has now been fixed. Please let us know if you have any further trouble.

  46. I Invited friends over for dinner and I made this recipe. I did not alter it. It was so terrible that I had to make something else. I kept the beef to try and incorporate it with something else but the sauce I thru out. Tasted so bad.

    1. How disappointing. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this recipe, it’s one of our all time favorites and comes out perfectly for us every time!

  47. Any suggestions—- any ideas as as substitute for the gravy packet? I’m making this for my parents who must eat low sodium.   Also, what’s the difference between beef stock & beef broth?

    1. I have only made this as written. You could try a low sodium gravy packet.

      Stock is usually made more from bones and broth often uses meat. You can use them interchangeably in this recipe.

  48. This went well! Such an easy recipe, simple, easy-to-find ingredients, with lots of room to adjust to taste. Even a non-kitchen person like me could make this work. It’s a great introduction, too, using a slow cooker.

  49. This is my family’s new favorite meal! The only thing I changed was that I use ground chicken instead of ground beef. Sooooo yummy. Thank you. I would love more meals ideas like this!

  50. I made this recipe and it was AMAZING. I skipped the water and cornstarch because the gravy was the perfect consistency right out of the crock pot. My family loved it and I will be making it again.

  51. I hate Salisbury steak, at least I always have. But this recipe is the best thing to ever come out of a kitchen.
    My family is crazy for it, even my picky grand children !

  52. This was wonderful!! I doubled the recipe but didn’t have enough mushrooms to truly double, so I used carrots to supplement. This recipe was outstanding! The whole family loved it and we have leftovers! 

  53. Made this last night…yummy. We live in the SE and were dealing with hurricane Irma. It was cold and raining. This is a wonderful comfort food! Made mashed potatoes to go along with it. Will definitely will make this again!

  54. It was divine. The one change I made was I used a pkg of Au Jus mix instead of beef boullion. It was gobbled up. Thanks for sharing.

  55. I have my widower Father-in-Law over for dinner every Sunday.  He just loves Salisbury Steak, so I have this all prepped and ready to go in the crock for tomorrow nights dinner.  I’m sure he will love it, he usually just cooks a hamburger with gravy for his substitute when he can’t get the real thing.

  56. I found this  recipe   Delicious I only changed a few things to make it a little less salty .  Use a half a pack of Lipton onion soup mix ,  low-sodium gravy ,  and healthy cream of mushroom soup .  Makes all the difference in the world otherwise a delicious recipe 

  57. Thanks for sharing!  I have celiac disease so I had to use gluten freen gravy mix.  tHanks to McCormick makes a gluten free gravy mix.  I rate this with five stars!

  58. I came across this recipe and decided to try it, and when I say my family really enjoyed it, they really enjoyed. No leftovers at all.. I will be cooking this for years to come. Thank you so much for this.

  59. I have made this recipe three times. I really like it, I double the gravy, it has become one of my favorite recipes. It’s easy to make, and it tastes sooooooo good.

  60. 7.4.2017…Cooking this recipe right now…. The broth for this recipe tastes amazing, can hardly wait till it’s done. Thanks for sharing!

  61. I tried your skillet version of this recipe tonight. Ingredients are minutely different but had purchased the items for the crockpot recipe, so I used those. I have to tell you this recipe rocks!! My hubs raved about it!! So it will become part of the rotation. Thank you for sharing!!!

  62. Your dish is absolutely delicious! How long will it last if i preserve the leftovers in the refrigerator ?

  63. I’ve just made this for the first time and it’s wonderful. My slow cooker is tiny (6 cups) so I made 2/3 of the recipe and it turned out perfectly and the gravy is heavenly. Fortunately I live alone so I’ll get to eat the rest over the weekend which is great as we’re expecting 3 to 4 inches of rain and this is awesome comfort food. I’ll be making it again and again! Thanks for a terrific recipe.

    1. Nancy, it really is a perfect comfort food! Happy to hear that you love it. Enjoy and cozy up!

  64. This was fantastic!! The meat was tender and held together perfectly. The dish was a bit salty but I love salt so it was fine for me. I sautéed the vegetables after searing the patties and skipped thickening the sauce. This is a definite repeat.

  65. This is in my crockpot right now for tonight’s dinner.. can’t wait to try it. I’m making mashed potatoes and mixed veggies with it!!

  66. This recipe I absolutely amazing. I ran out of time and had to bake in the oven and it was fabulous!! My family loved it. I was super impressed for my first time ever making Salisbury steak homemade. Thank you!!

  67. I made this today…so easy, and SO SO delicious!!! Everyone loved it. Not to mention how good the house smelled!!! This recipe is a keeper and will definitely be in rotation!!

  68. Hi, I have made this once before and my family love it and want me to make it twice a week . Can I cook and freeze the whole meal then thaw the next week

  69. Sounds yum. But I would like to see it without the brown gravy mix. The ingredients in the mix include a great deal of processed items. Real food is always best and better for us.

    1. If you’re looking for flavor, beef broth is fine. If you’re looking for vegetables, I would suggest zucchini or maybe even sweet potatoes.

  70. I’m making this for the third time. This is one of my favorite slow cooker meals, it has been on for about 4 hours now and the whole house smells terrific. Thank you for posting this recipe.

    1. I am so glad you have been enjoying this recipe, Larry! I have to agree, it really does make the house smell fantastic doesn’t it? Thanks for stopping by!

  71. This was easy and delicious! I had more than 1.5 pounds of ground beef and it made 7 patties. My boyfriend ate it with mashed potatoes and greens. He loved it! Thanks for the recipe!

  72. I made this last night and it was delicious! My only issue is the strong onion taste from the burgers. It’s a bit strong for me. In your opinion, do you think it would work if I saute the onion before I mix it with the ground beef? Would this still keep the burger moist? The gravy was soooo good!! This is definitely a keeper. Even though there was the extra step of browning the burgers, this is a very easy recipe to prepare. Thank you.

  73. Made this today for my daughter and her husband. Doubled the recipe and brought home half for my husband. Everyone loved it! The gravy has such depth…so yummy. Served with mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts. Excellent meal. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe.

  74. This is the fourth recipe from your collection that I’ve made for my family. This one, was once again a success! Everyone loved it and it was fun and easy to make. Thank you again!

    1. Yes, it will still have a good flavor. I hope you get a chance to try it! Maybe you could add in a vegetable you prefer in place of the mushrooms?

  75. Have you ever tried this without mushrooms? We are not fans of mushrooms, but I’m guessing that is an important part of the flavor.

  76. Would there be anyway to use frozen sirloin patties? My husband bought a huge bag for some reason and I need something else to do with them beside regular burgers already. I normally make my own so I can season to taste but I definitely do not want to waste this large bag.

  77. It isnt a favorite for my family…We ju youst tried this tonight, and I’m still looking for one my husband will like.

  78. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m really not a good cook but these recipes look so uncomplicated, I really plan to use these,

  79. I have used this recipe twice now. This last time I used sliced sirloin tip and added 3 tbsp ofwhite balsamic and a teaspoon of real powdered wasabi to the gravy mix. I also substituted Chevril for the parsely.
    Can’t express how much better it was this time.

  80. Can you shorten the cook time if you start later in the day? I want to make this for my family, but I can’t start until about 3pm and 5 hours is a long time!

    1. As this already cooks on high you can’t turn it up to make it cook faster. You could cook it on the stove top for a shorter period of time.

  81. Made this tonight. I took the advice about doing it in a Dutch oven. I added some cumin, savory smokehouse seasoning and Worcestershire to the burger. I told my very picky 8 year old to try it and see if he wanted A1 or BBQ (he puts it on all meat) and he said it was yummy just like that. I think he had it gone before we were ready to eat and ate seconds!

  82. I made this recipe today. i used Herb and Garlic bread crumbs instead of Panko because I thought I had Panko and didn’t. I also the whole onion and the whole 8oz of mushrooms that I had. This was AMAZING, I can’t wait to make it again! It was REALLY easy and tasted delish!

  83. I made this about a month ago! My husband has a condition where he can only eat soft foods he absolutely enjoyed it it was easy for him to eat!! Ty for this recipe

  84. This was yummy and very easy, two of my favorite food compliments. Highly recommend you try this. It has quickly become a favorite. I cook for one so this will easily be frozen in small packages for future meals.

  85. I will be converting this to low carb with just a small change. My husband has recently lost over 50 pounds going low carb and has a few more to go.

    1. I have made this recipe successfully in both a 4QT and a 6QT slow cooker. This recipe is fairly forgiving so I think it would work just fine. You’ll just want to make sure you have enough liquid (and could always increase the gravy portion if needed).

  86. Hello, I work so I put this in the crock pot this morning however I only have 4 settings. High for 4 or 6 hours or low for 8 or 10 hours. I set it on low for 8. If it cooks that long are there any concerns? Thanks!

  87. Someone may have already asked this but what type of mushrooms did you use? Just saw this on Facebook and I am very excited to make this my husband and I love salisbury steak and I plugged it in to weight watchers and it’s even on my diet.

  88. I made this for dinner . I deglazed the pan with 3Tbsp of Marsala wine and added it to gravy mixture. It was delicious !! Keep slow cooker receipes coming!

  89. All I can say is omg! This was delicious! I made one alteration, I cooked in the crock pot on high for three hours. My one son does NOT like hamburger. So after mixing all the ingredients, I flatten the entire 1.5lb of mixed beef in a huge rectangle. I then cut down the middle and across twice, evenly spaced. I ended up with 6 square patties, and browned those. The meat mixture was so moist and full of flavor and since I didn’t make round patties, the combo convenienced my son that Salisbury meat is just a different cut off beef. He loved it. Thanks for the recipe!!

  90. I’m making this tomorrow but I’m using a blend of Ground beef and venison!! I’m sure it will be delicious!! Love Salisbury Steak! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  91. This is the second time I have made this recipe (Made it again tonight) and I used already made up hamburger patties, and It was a lot quicker prep time and didnt seem to matter either, it was still VERY tasty and Such a comfort food on this cool evening! I served it over Red skinned Garlic Mashd potatoes tonight and the family just ate it up! If you havent tried this recipe, DEFINITELY try it!! Comfort food at its best!!

  92. Sorry , I did not read all the comments so maybe you already answered?? I have 2 questions, and will admit I am a vegetarian wanting to make this for my hubby and father in law. .When you say lean ground beef is that 93%? or 85% or??? And what size ( quart?) crockpot are you using? I can tell it is an awesome recipe just hoping for a little more info…..thanks!!

    1. I use 85% (and have used 93% as well). You don’t want too much fat in the gravy (but a little bit adds flavor). I cooked this in a 4QT slow cooker. Enjoy!

  93. Hi Holly, this was great, I enjoyed this thoroughly! But you need to leave clearer instructions for cooking noobies like me! I had no idea I needed to mix the corn starch in water before putting it in the slow cooker, so I ended up with giant chunks of corn starch floating around in the sauce :\ I’ll be making this meal often, thanks so much for sharing :)

    1. So glad you enjoyed this recipe Jay!

      In step 5 the recipe mentions to combine the cornstarch with cold water, adding them together will definitely help eliminate chunks in your sauce.

  94. Can this be seared ahead of time and then all put together to freeze to put in the crock pot at a later date? New to freezer cooking and this recipe looks like it could be a great one!

  95. I accidently combined all the ingredients at once I hope it don’t mess it up the lady at work made it and it was amazing though hoping it turns out just as good.

    1. It should be just fine flavor wise. If you need to thin it out a tiny bit at the end, just use some extra broth. If you need to thicken it, just add a little more cornstarch! :)

  96. Holly, do you possibly have a calorie count for this beautiful recipe per serving? My house smells amazing as I have it in the slow cooker today and would l Ve to have some but I have to be very strict with my intake.

    Thank you

    In advance

    Sue from Canada:0)

    1. You will need to use about 4-5 tablespoons of flour. Please note that the flour will take longer to cook than cornstarch so you’ll also need to allow a little bit of extra time for thickening.

  97. This was so delicious I am making it for the 2nd time. Only problem was there wasn’t enough for seconds! Thank you for the recipe.

  98. This tasted great. But instead of having to remove the meat and then thicken the sauce, it is much easier to add a tbsp of quick cooking tapioca to the liquid ingredients and then pouring this mixture into the slow cooker at the beginning. The gravy came out the perfect consistency without any added hassle!

  99. I am making the crockpot salisbury steaks but where do you put the ketchup abd dijon on top or inside
    The recipe sounds great but not very plain on where that would go

    1. I am making the crockpot salisbury steaks but where do you put the ketchup abd dijon on top or inside
      The recipe sounds great but not very plain on where that would go

  100. Do you have a recipe without mushrooms my boyfriend and his brother that I live with don’t like mushrooms with is totally a fail for me because I love them and they won’t eat anything with mushrooms in it.

  101. Hello. It looks delicious . I dont know what the Dry gravy mix is. Can’t I cook this in a daily saucepan? Must I ise slow cooker? Thanks

  102. I’ve never made salisbury steak from scratch before so I like this recipe. I making it now (we are night people) but I don’t have 5 hours to wait for it to be done so I turned the crock pot up to hight and I’m hoping it is done in 2 to 3 hours.

  103. Made the Salisbury Steak today, we all loved I served it with mustard mashed potato. Well worth the wait. Will be adding this to my recipe folder

  104. OMG I made this last night except I used beef stew meat and added some spices of my choice: herbs de province, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf and oregano. I used my Dutch oven to make this instead of using the cook pot due to time restraints. Served it over rice and my husband said this is his new favorite meal that I make he said it ranks up there with my spaghetti and meatballs! What a compliment. Thanks for sharing!

  105. I always stay true to a recipe the first time making & then if I make again, tweak to my own taste. Threw this together this morning (by the recipe) before work & we had for dinner! Omgoodness! Wonderful! No tweaking necessary! I wouldn’t change a thing! Delicious! (I cooked on low/medium for 8 hrs)

  106. I have fixed this twice now and so good both times! I used ground buffalo in place of the beef and it was a great substitute! Mashed potatoes and peas made it a complete meal.

  107. This looks absolutely delicious! This looks like my kind of comfort dish. I have got to try it. Pinned thanks for sharing!

  108. I made this for dinner tonight and I came out loooking like a Top Chef. My husband hardly came up for air and when he did it was to say yumm. He was really concerned though that there would not be enough leftovers, but I reassured him there was plenty since I doubled the recipie. Just a note- I added a tablespoon of the Dijon Mustard to the hamburger mix. I then threw in about 2 extra tablespoons of the bread crumbs. This will be added to the monthly menu with much happiness. Thank you for sharing.

  109. Ok. After eating this, I’ll just say it was amazing! The ingredients cost about $15 including the potatoes. I made 4 patties, but there are only two of us in the house, so I have plenty for tomorrow’s lunch. I plan to make egg noodles with the leftovers.

    Make the recipe as written and you will not be disappointed.

    Thank you very much for sharing it. I am certain it will go into my go-to meal list forever.

    1. I use an 80/20 mix (lean rather than extra lean). The 93% would be quite lean but I do think it would still be great. The patties get very tender in the slow cooker.

  110. Making it tonight for supper. But on the stove since I work 10 hours a day. A slow cooker wouldn’t work for me.I tweeked the recipe alittle sine I didn’t have a couple of things. But it sir smells good. Ty

  111. I just made this. I’m waiting for the family reviews. I made the mistake of not putting the package brown gravy mix in at the same time of the broth. I added it with the cornscorn starch. Hopefully it will turn out just as good. Fingers crossed

  112. I’m in the process of making this now!! I’m so excited to try it out! I used my parent’s meat loaf recipe to make the patties being that the recipe for yours is almost similar! Only difference is we use 1 tsp of garlic powder instead of minced garlic cloves and 1Tbsp of Morton Nature’s Seasoning instead of salt!

  113. I only have a small crockpot :/ but my husband really wants me to make this for him . Should I just half all the ingredients ?

    1. It depends on the size of your slow cooker. You could certainly half the ingredients but I would leave the cooking time the same.

    1. I haven’t tried it but I think it would work just fine. You would want to cook until tender which should be about 6-8 hours.

  114. Made this last night. It was so good! Try it! I know this is a crock pot recipe but I had to bake it in the oven at 350 for an hour because of time. I modified the recipe a little bit. I added a total of 3 eggs to the meat mixture. I also added 4 cups of broth and 2 packs of Pioneer brown gravy mix instead of what the recipe called for because I wanted more gravy. Glad I did. We needed the extra gravy. This recipe was plenty for 4 adults. There were leftovers for work. I made buttered noodles for the base. No complaints at all.

  115. I wonder if you could make this with meatballs instead? I’m got meatballs I already made… anyone tried this? (My husband and son want this but love meatballs haha)

    1. You certainly could. I love to prep this ahead so I come home to a ready meal after a long day or after soccer practice when we’re ready to eat.

  116. This is soooooo good. I have already made it twice. I have made it with just stew beef using the gravy part delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  117. I love eating like this…out of a crock-pot…..the food is ready when you are
    minimal dish’s used….and it’s just as good the next day……flavors are mixed
    and matched and tossed around…delicious….delicious……tony

  118. This reminds me of my grandmother! She always made Salisbury Steak on the stovetop (her recipe is very close to yours) and served it with baked potatoes and green bean casserole. I wanted to try a new recipe. Unfortunately I only had a tablespoon and half of catsup but otherwise followed the recipe. Mine was cooked perfectly in my slow cooker in 5.5 hrs on the 6 hr setting. After adding the cornstarch slurry, had to add about a cup more of beef broth to have a nice consistency gravy. Although I loved this old fashioned, my northwest family tolerated it (they prefer fish and grilled meat). I will make again once in awhile. Thanks for the recipe.

  119. Got it in the crock pot right now! Smells amazing! I used beef consume instead of broth so I hope it’s just as good! Thanks for sharing

  120. Found this recipe on Facebook! I’m notoriously the worst cook ever :(
    This seems easy enough, so I’ve just put it all together in the crock pot!
    Wish Me Luck!

  121. OMGosh!!! This recipe is a keeper!!! 3 of us ate the entire recipe and my husband went back looking for more. There was only the delicious gravy so he made himself some “gravy bread” and ate that too! Great job on creating this one!!!!

    1. I don’t have that recipe posted Carol and I haven’t had it in years! I am definitely going to have to dig up my old recipe to share on the blog, it’s a family favorite!

  122. I’m making this tonight and using cubed steak. Coat the cube steaks with flour and brown them. Should be GREAT!

    1. While this isn’t always the case, generally a hamburger contains only meat or a larger portion of meat while Salisbury Steak contains binders (egg, breadcrumbs etc.) However, they’re often used interchangeably.

  123. Oh my gosh!!! This is one of my FAVORITE slow cooker recipes. We serve it on a bed of of smashed red potatoes. YUMMMMMMMMMMM!

    1. The honey dijon will be a little bit sweeter than a regular dijon mustard because of the added honey. I use either a dijon mustard without honey or a grainy dijon mustard.

  124. Found this recipe on Pinterest last night, it is in my crockpot as we speak, only been on for about an hour right now, but the aroma is so great already! I can’t wait to eat it tonight with my boyfriend. Mashed potatoes, a cesar salad and possibly some biscuits will be accompanying these patties. I am excited since I generally only use the crockpot on my days off so I can relax at home while dinner is cooking itself. :)

  125. I have made this several
    Times and my family loves it ! Very easy to do… I come home on my lunch break, get everything in the crockpot then by time I get home in the evening it is ready
    To eat.

  126. I made this for dinner last night and it was an absolute hit!!! Even my picky mother said it was delicious. That’s saying something and this is now a new “favorite” meal. Being a slow cooker meal gives it an extra star. If you haven’t tried this yet, you must. The only thing I did different, is I replaced the Panko crumbs with 3 slices of whole wheat bread broken in med/small pieces and soaked in about 1/4 cup of milk. The patties just about melted in our mouths.

  127. I made this a few day ago and my husband and I loved it! We don’t like mushrooms, so I left that out. I was a bit worried this might change the flavoring, but it was fantastic! I used 1 pound of ground chuck, and I did 2 cups of beef broth (from bouillon cubes) instead of 1 1/2, a little more than a 1oz package of gravy mix. This made a lot of gravy–plenty extra for mashed potatoes (which we made as a side). I did not use fresh onion. My husband dislikes big chunks of onion, so I used dried onion pieces and that worked fine! I also did not measure out the dijon or the ketchup, I did a squirt of each and it didn’t seem to be any difference to me! I used dried oregano instead of parsley. Anyway, all the tweaks and it turned out great, I can’t wait to make this again!

  128. If I use lean meat how long do I cook it? I need to cook it on high because I got a late start today.

  129. Cooking for one right now and would like to freeze small portions. Have you tried freezing it after it’s done? If so, how was it.
    Sound great, I’m going to try it this weekend!

  130. ONE OF MY FAVORITE DISHES! This is an awesome recipe! Super easy to follow and my family loved it..I will say I loved hiw I smelled the aroma coming from the frint door. Even guests smelled it outside before entering lol..GREAT RECIPE!! WILL DEFINITELY MAKE IT AGAIN.

  131. I made this today and it is awesome! So easy! My husband loved it. Next time we will try it with rice. We had red garlic mashed potatoes tonight. Will definitely be making this again!

    1. I am so glad that your family enjoyed it Vicki! Thanks for coming back to let me know your thoughts!

  132. Just wondering if I can use regular unseasoned breadcrumbs. Thought I bought panko. Will it change the recipe? Thank you

  133. I made this today. I didn’t have time to crockpot it, so I used a Dutch oven, worked out prefectly. 350, 45 min. It was great. I love mushrooms so I used 24 oz… I would like to see if crockpot turns out the same. Def a recipe to make on a reg basis.

    1. I made it the 2nd time in my cast iron dutch oven on stove top. It is great either way. Also, 2nd time I made double, Intending to freeze half but we ate it for lunch the next day ! It was voted right into the meal rotation after the first time and it’s what’s for dinner tomorrow!

    1. Hi there, if you scroll down just a little past the ingredients, you will see the instructions! Thanks for stopping by!

  134. I made this recipe last night. It was a hit. It was delicious and my children loved it too. The parties were so tender. I will be making this again for sure.

  135. I would like to make this but it will have to be in the crockpot for longer than 5 hours as I will be at work. Will this mess up the recipe?

    1. I have only made this as written. If you do cook it longer, I would love to hear how it works out for you because I know others have had the same question.

  136. I work and 5 hours will not be convenient. Is 8 hours too long (with 1 hour on warm?) or is 4 hours on warm better?

    1. I’ve only tried it as written. I think you’d be better off with longer on warm as long as your slow cooker keeps it at a safe temp. If you try it, I’d love to hear how it works out for you.

  137. Came out delicious!! Served it with mashed potatoes,macaroni and cheese,peas,and buscuits. Needless to say the hubby was happy. Thank you for the great recipe!

  138. if I double the recipe will it take longer to cook ? should I cook on high for a couple of hours then turn down to low for the other 3 hours ? I want to make this tonight for my large family … thank you in advance for your fast response :)

    1. The cooking time should remain about the same. You could put it on high for the first 30-60 minutes just to help it heat a little bit quicker but other than that it should work fine.

  139. Made this meal theis evening. It turned out very tasty. I had the setting on low as we would be gone most of the afternoon and it great to come home to a meal that was hearty. Thanks!

        1. I haven’t tried it but I don’t think they’ll get mushy. If anything, depending on the meat you use, they could dry out a bit. If you do try it, I’d love to hear how it works for you as I’m sure others are wondering the same thing!

  140. thank you so much for this. we are moving right now and this was just so yummy and comforting even with boxes all over the place and not being able to find a thing. so have to pass this on

    1. It does make 6 patties but if the teens are big eaters like my son was you may like to 1.5x or 2x the recipe. The good news is that these reheat perfectly!

  141. Question: what do you mean by Dijon? Dijon mustard? If so, can I use regular dry mustard or regular yellow mustard?

    I’m kind of an idiot lol! Thanks in advance!

    1. Great question. Yes, dijon mustard. If you don’t have dijon you could use try using a little bit of dry mustard (maybe 1/4-1/2 teaspoon).

  142. I just made this for the family. OMG…it was delicious!!! It has moved into the top five of things that will be a staple in our lives. Thanks!!

  143. This might be an odd question, but could I try and make this with ground turkey meat? Beef has become really heavy to me and I always feel sick after eating it, so I just always use ground turkey meat in its place

    1. The fat ratio in turkey is much different in ground beef. You should try to compensate for that with another type of fat. Juicy, tender beef is because of the 80/20 (lean ratio) beef to fat ratio. Raw ground turkey is lean. But maybe if beef makes you feel ill and turkey doesn’t, its because you can’t process animal fat well (like me). Maybe try to reduce the cooking time for turkey to avoid drying it out?

  144. I made this for dinner last night and it was amazing. I made it exactly like the recipe. It was so good that my husband literally licked his plate. Home run!

  145. What type of ground beef do you use? I know your recipe states to use lean beef but would like to know if you use ground round or ground sirloin.

    1. I haven’t made this into a freezer meal however I wouldn’t recommend browning the patties and then freezing them for food safety reasons. If you do make a freezer meal, I’d suggest cooking the patties through or freezing it raw and then defrosting it before cooking.

      1. I should think that as long as the meat had never been frozen before (because we know the rule that you can’t freeze,thaw,refreeze without cooking in there somewhere) that there should be no problem with brown then freeze. You would just need to know for sure that it had not been frozen. I have an extra fridge that will freeze things even on the warmest setting (I know but just keep water bottles and extra butter, leftovers, etc) but I know of very few persons with that problem.

        1. It is actually safe to thaw and refereeze meat if thawed in the fridge (see USDA). Quality will likely be sacrificed, though. Fresh is always better, certainly.

    2. This is my second time making this. We all loved it. My Granddaughter said these steaks are so moist and yummy. With mashed potatoes and peas perfect dinner.

    3. I have frozen the Crock Pot Salisbury Steak leftovers and thaw them in the refrigerated part the day before I need. It turns out beautiful!

  146. Just made this yesterday and it was mouthwatering. So delicious. I don’t use my slow cooker that often but I am now keeping a copy of the recipe inside it because I am sure it will be one of many more meals to come. Especially easy and good for company.

  147. Step 3 says ‘combine remaining ingredients’ but step 5 says to combine the water and cornstarch. Is it added twice, or no added in step 3? Thanks.

  148. I could not wait to try this. No rare ingredients. Good home cooking. No subbing in ground turkey or something politically correct in today’s food fad phenonomenon. This was outstanding. I made it exactly as you recommended. Usually I tweak something after preparing, but there is no need. Perfection. Thank you for sharing.

    1. That is so funny! I just finished getting everything in the crochet pot and thinking it’s the first time in my life that I actually did the total recipe without tweeking, adding or subtracting. I hope I’m not disappointed.

  149. Got this in the crockpot now – only thing it is a little time consuming – I usually like easy recipes but this looks so good! we wil see :)

    1. Cube steak and cream of mushroom soup cook in slow cooker for 4 hours .turns out yummy have o er mashed potatoes or noodles or rice all tasye very good

  150. Salisbury steak is one of those meals that brings back fond memories of my grandmother. She use to make it when I was a kid and I loved it! Never tried making it in a crock pot. Recipe sounds delicious!