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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 a few more ingredients than she did, but the basic recipe is the one from my her kitchen.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 medium onion, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion sliced into rings, to add to pan once you start browning the meat.
  1. Mix above ingredients (except the large onions slices) together and form into 4 patties.
Flour coating mix:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Stir coating mix together on a large dinner plate.
  2. Dredge each pattie on both sides.
  3. Place 3 tablespoons cooking oil in a heavy pan or electric fry pan. Once it begins to get hot place the coated patties into the pan. It's best to keep temperature at medium.
  4. Add the slices of onion rings to the pan to sauce along with the meat. Add a little more oil if you need.
  5. Once meat is well browned on first side flip and brown on the other side. You want a nice crust on both sides. 
  6. Once you have flipped the patties take the sauteed onions and place on to of the patties so they don't get too dark and dry out.
  7. Once meat is cooked through, (approximately 7 minutes per side) remove to platter and keep warm in a low temperature oven.
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 package beef bouillon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Using the same pan you fried meat in heat oil and add mushrooms.
  2. Stir over medium heat until they begin to brown. 
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir, scraping in all the bits left from the meat and onions. If mixture looks too thick add a little milk. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the meat and the onions to the gravy and simmer another 5 minutes.
  5. Spoon the gravy over meat in the pan. Do not flip meat as it's very tender and may fall apart. 
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable.


  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.


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