Salisbury Steak with Onions and Mushroom Gravy

This is comfort food at it's best for me. This meal was one of my favorites that my Mom made. I've added afew more ingredients than she did, but the basic recipe is the one from my her kitchen.


1 lb lean ground beef

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

1 egg

1/4 can cream of mushroom soup

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp prepared mustard

1/2 onion grated

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Mix above ingredients together and form into 4 patties.

Make a flour coating of 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. I put this on a dinner size plate and dredge both sides of the meat patties in it before I begin to fry them.

Place 3 tbsp cooking oil in a heavy fry pan or electric fry pan. Once it begins to get hot place the meat into the pan on medium heat.

Slice 1 large onion into thin rings and add to pan around the meat. You may find that you need to add slightly more oil. Continue to brown the meat and saute the onions. Once the meat is well browned on one side flip and brown the other side. It is best to only turn the patties one time, so make sure they are cooked well. (medium temperature will insure that the meat is cooked and you get a nice brown crust) Once I have flipped the meat I stir the onions and begin to pile them onto the patties so they don't get to dark. Once meat is cooked through (about 7 minutes per side) remove to platter and keep warm in oven.


1 tbsp oil

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced fresh mushrooms

1 cup cream

3/4 can of mushroom soup

1 package beef bouillon

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

In the same fry pan you fried the patties and onions in heat 1 tbsp oil and add the mushrooms. Stir over med-high heat until they begin to get a golden brown color. Add the remaining ingredients and stir scraping in all the bits left from the meat and onions. If it looks too thick add abit of milk. Simmer for afew minutes.
Add the meat and onions to the gravy and simmer another 5 minutes. Spoon the gravy over the meat in the pan but don't flip the meat. It is very tender and you want the patties to remain whole.

Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable.

NOTE: I was just given a new kitchen gadget called a Julian Peeler. It is a neat way to make a nest of carrots. Add cooked peas and your family will love the added touch you put to a simple meal.


  1. This truly makes me hungry just looking at the picture. are right...nothing like good Salisbury Steak and Gravy on these cold winter evenings....brings back family dinner memories. Thanks for the post. I like the idea of making it a mushroom gravy.

  2. And by the way...I LOVE the 'nest' of THAT is how you did it. hmmm....I think I'll be hitting the stores this weekend looking for that gadget

  3. I make a recipe very similar to this. It is very good. I haven't added fried onions and I think they would be a very good addition!
    Such a good family meal!

  4. There are so many things that can be made with ground beef and this one I have to try. I think this will be a supper at out house this fried onions and mushrooms..

  5. Yum...a great January comfort meal. I used to make salisbury steak...and my MIL made it frequently...and I haven't thought about it in a long time. Your plate looks great...I'm ready to try it again!

  6. This salisbury steak looks very good. I will follow your recipe. It is so great to put these tried and true family favorites on this blog. .thanks Kathy.

  7. i haven't made this in forever either....another meal idea for a delish weekly supper. are your carrots raw or cooked. i would have never been that creative with a plan old version of peas and carrots....what a seasoned cook can't learn from her friends....keep the ideas coming!

  8. I love the looks of this meal Kathy!!

  9. Great idea for the julienne peeler! My kids might just go for a birds nest that looked that tasty. Thanks for the recommendation :-)

  10. I haven't had a dish like that in years. Sounds like comfort food for a cold winter day! YUM!

  11. Oh my Gosh!!! I can't tell you how excited I get when I see a new recipe on this site. It's like going to my mam's for dinner all over again. I love these recipes. Thanks so much for sharing. Jodi B.

  12. oh.. yes ! I can just 'smell' it!
    That is comfort food for me too... one of my favorite meals and my daughter often requests it when she is coming for dinner!
    But I love your fine tuning of it! I'll follow your directions next time !

  13. Would you mind explaining what you mean by a package of beef bouillon? Are you talking about a bouillon cube that is wrapped in foil paper that comes in a jar? (Wyler's brand)

    1. Yes, a bouillon cube or any kind of bouillon you normally use to flavor soups or gravies.

  14. I usually buy Salisbury steaks frozen but probably never will again. Great recipe as is.