Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Classic Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy! It’s ready in under an hour and cooks all in one pan. Just like mom used to do. Serve with buttered pasta or mashed potatoes.

Salisbury steak is such a satisfying stir-fry dinner! did you grow up with it

We eat a lot of ground beef at my house, so it’s nice to have a variety of dishes in rotation. When we’re fed up with pasta with meatballs, Joe’s Special, chili, and our other appetizers, it’s time to get back to the Salisbury steak.


Salisbury steak

What is Salisbury Steak?

The name is a bit misleading – These “steaks” are actually ground beef held together with egg and breadcrumbs. They’re basically single servings of meatloaf that’s seared and then simmered in a hearty mushroom sauce.

This recipe is a little (okay, a lot) retro, but it’s totally on point. It’s also far more economical than a real steak, especially since we prefer to buy grass-fed beef in our house and dinner for two can get pricey.

How to make Salisbury Steak

Start by mixing the patty mixture, then shape the patties and sear them in a pan. Next, cook the mushrooms and onions and add a simple sauce made from tomato paste, mustard, and beef stock. Place the patties back into the pan and simmer until the patties are cooked through. Thicken the sauce with a little cornstarch to a rich sauce, done!

What to serve with Salisbury Steak

While the steaks are cooking, I like to simmer up a pot of egg noodles or mashed potatoes. I also microwave some frozen veggies in bags or put together a quick salad to top off the meal.

Store and freeze Salisbury steak

Leftovers keep refrigerated for 3 to 4 days and can be gently reheated in the oven or microwave.

Salisbury steak also freezes well, so double the recipe and freeze half. I suggest freezing in a baking pan (8×8 or 9×9). Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat in a 350oF oven, tightly covered with foil, for about 35 minutes. (If you don’t want to tie your pan down in the freezer, line with foil, lift out the steaks after freezing, and store in a freezer bag.)

More easy recipes with ground beef!

  • Easy shepherd’s pie
  • Slow Cooker Taco Soup
  • Best Sloppy Joe’s ever
  • Classic meatloaf
  • Chili mac and cheese

Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce

preparation time
10 mins

cooking time
45 minutes

total time
55 minutes

4 servings

Serve with buttered pasta or mashed potatoes.


For the steaks:

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1/3 Cup unadorned breadcrumbs

  • 1 big egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon tasteless cooking oil (I use avocado oil)

For the mushroom sauce:

  • 8th ounces crimson or brown Mushroomscut

  • 1 small yellow onioncut

  • 1 clove garlicchopped

  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth

  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, choppedfor garnish (optional)


  1. Make the Beef Patties:

    In a mixing bowl, mix together the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and pepper with your hands.

    Divide the mixture into four equal pieces, then gently shape each piece into a 1/2 inch thick patty with your hands.

  2. Fry the patties in a pan:

    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is simmering, sear the patties on one side for 3 minutes, then flip them with a thin, flexible spatula. Fry them for another 3 minutes on the other side.

    Transfer the patties to a plate.

  3. Cooking mushrooms, onions and garlic:

    There should be a few teaspoons of fat left in the pan from frying the patties, but add additional oil if needed. Still over medium-high heat, add the mushrooms, onions, and garlic to the pan.

    Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms have drained their liquid and are just beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Stir in liquids and stew the patties:

    Stir the tomato paste, mustard and beef broth into the mushrooms and onions. Use a spoon to scrape any brown bits out of the pan.

    Place the patties back in the pan and spoon each of the cooking liquid, mushrooms, and onions over them. Cover the pan and turn the heat down to low. Let the patties simmer in the covered pan for 30 minutes.

    While the patties are simmering, you can cook a pot of pasta, make mashed potatoes, and/or make other quick vegetable side dishes.

  5. To thicken the cooking liquid into a sauce:

    Cover the pan and use a spoon to push the patties to the side of the pan. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook until the sauce has thickened, about a minute, then turn off the heat.

  6. Serve the Salisbury Steaks:

    Place the patties on plates and pour the sauce over them. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if you like, and serve hot with egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

nutritional information (per serving)
465 calories
29g Fat
14g carbohydrates
36g protein
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