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Salisbury Steak

This is an old recipe I changed many years ago by using cream of mushroom soup instead of onion soup. It is a quick, simple and tasty family meal.

  • 1 1/4 lbs ground beef
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup, divided
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard (powder)

  1. In a bowl, combine 1/3 of the soup with beef, crumbs, egg, salt and pepper.
  2. Shape into about 8 patties.
  3. In large pot, brown patties, turning once. No oil needed unless meast is very lean. They easily loosen once they are browned.
  4. Blend the rest of the soup, water and remaining ingredients in a shaker. Pour over patties, once they are brown on both sides. Loosen patties gently with lifter.
  5. Cook over low heat about 20 - 30 min. Serve with mashed potatoes.


  1. This recipe looks really good. I love the addition of ketchup. I like a little tanginess in my sauce. I will definitely put this on my to do list.

  2. other than adding the sauce, I'm curios how this is any differnt than homemade hamburgers?

  3. Now doesn't this sound simple and delicious. I may have to make this for my family this Sunday for dinner. I'm always looking for something quick to make after church.

  4. Great idea adding the soup to the hamburger, I've added dry gravy mix before, but adding the "liquid" form would help keep the patties fluffy and moist. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. This looks like a comfort meal at its best :0)

  6. Anonynous ...I think you are wondering where the "steak" is? I've wondered about the name myself, but this is what it has been called for over 100 years, and there are those who would shape it to look like a steak. It's chopped steak =)... with gravy

  7. A simple delicious meal..thanks Anneliese!

  8. Your recipe is very similar to my own but I use beefy mushroom soup.
    I also dredge my meat patties in flour before browning for added crispness,we like this added texture with the gravy.
    I love to see the different versions that cooks come up with in these simple homey recipes.
    Thanks for sharing yours...

  9. i was wondering what kind of cozy food i could make tonight...i just found it.


  10. Made this tonight. Very's going in my recipe box :)

  11. I'm going to make this tomorrow night for dinner.

    My husband loves Salisbury Steak. Just recently our daughter and her husband to us out for a (real) steak dinner and they were shocked when he ordered this.

    Our daughter said it is just glorified hamburger and he told her it may be... but it is delicious glorified hamburger. :)

  12. looks like klopse. Anyone remember these?

  13. I loved the recipe with the onion soup, it has been a favorite for years and years with us. Now I'm seeing this with the mushroom soup and I am convinced that I MUST make this. I can't wait!!

  14. This was the tastiest Salisbury steak I have ever prepared and will be making it again. I followed your recipe to the T and wouldn't change a thing next time!

  15. Tried this recipe tonight -- everyone loved it. I did add a pint of sliced mushrooms. Easy and cozy.

  16. Such a tastey "home" meal! And it makes ground beef seem fancy.

  17. I made this last night and my husband said, "You can make this anytime!" He's always very nice and complimentary about my cooking, but this is the ultimate endorsement. Thank you for another great recipe!

  18. I made this recipe a few days ago and thought to comment and ask for some advice. I liked the actual steak itself and plan to make this again. However, I have to say that the sauce was not what I had expected. I found it to be overly ketchupy and the worchester sauce was too pronounced. I tried adding a bunch of milk to mask the ketchup flavour and then added some packed peppercorn gravy mix and then added more milk.....but nothing seemed to help. I must clarify here, that I LOVE ketchup. I am one of those people to whom others will say: "Do you want some fries with your ketchup"??? Having said that, I must say the ketchup in this recipe was a bit overpowering. How do you recommend I change the sauce? I like the idea of the mushroom soup...but not sure what else to add. Any ideas? By the way, I love your site!!Thank you, marilyn

  19. Marilyn, Why don't you just leave the ketchup out completely? Cream of Mushroom soup with milk or water should do the trick.

  20. Yes, I will do that Anneliese. Thank you,Marilyn