Italian-Style Salisbury Steaks Recipe
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Italian-Style Salisbury Steaks Recipe

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This is my husband's favorite. He loves it! If you like, you can top each serving with mozzarella or Parmesan cheese. —Heather Nalley, Easley, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) Italian tomato sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 patty with 1/2 cup sauce : 359 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four oval patties. In a large skillet, brown patties in oil on both sides. Drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Pour over patties. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
    Freeze option: Freeze individual cooled steaks with some tomato mixture in resealable freezer bags. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian-Style Salisbury Steaks in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p31

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Susie77 User ID: 98373 254979
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"I think this was a good "starter" recipe, with changes. One change was substituting ground turkey sausage for the beef. I used salt, which wasn't listed, and a 4 oz can of mushrooms."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 227341
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2015 Edited Mar. 8, 2016

"This recipe wasn't terrible, but it wasn't amazing either. I read the reviews beforehand and made sure to add extra spice to the tomato mixture. I also put this in the oven instead of frying up the patties (I'm not a fan of frying). We wound up putting these over rice, and while it was a decent meal, I'm not sure I would make it again. It simply tasted like burgers with tomatoes on top."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 195243
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Delicious! I used ground turkey and fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. For those who found it bland, I wonder if the tasted it as they were cooking it. I added a lot of extra oregano, basil, and garlic powder to the tomato sauce mixture even though I bought the Italian tomato sauce and Italian diced tomatoes."

HLMoore User ID: 5737657 198034
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Everyone loved it! Have made it several times and will continue to do so."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 114231
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Split decision in our home. My oldest loved it, which is a compliment b/c he is very picky! I liked it, although the sauce seemed to dry up instead of making a sauce for the meat to simmer in. My husband didn't care for it, but he isnt really a fan of tomato based sauces."

kardr3 User ID: 3343346 120065
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"Not bad. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and I would make it again. Because some said it was bland, I did add some of my own seasonings to the tomato sauce, but the meat itself was seasoned very well. Next time I may salt my noodles."

climbergirl User ID: 6556579 182153
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"I found this recipe to be quite bland without much flavor. I want to try it again but next time, I'll add more spices and Worcestershire sauce."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2199623 119255
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"Definately a keeper. quick and easy to make with lots of flavor."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 151227
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"As with all TOH recipes, already have given *5* rating. Making these for dinner for first time since saving recipe. With all the rave reviews, what in the world have I been waiting for!"

mombom User ID: 3131641 196212
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"My entire family enjoyed this meal. My 4 year old said it "made his tummy happy"! This recipe is definitely a keeper. We made this with the buttered noodles."

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