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Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy Recipe

Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy Recipe

This hearty main dish is a favorite at our house. It really warms you up. —Kim Kidd, New Freedom, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted, divided
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups hot cooked egg noodles
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • 1. Combine first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six oval patties.
  • 2. In a large skillet, brown patties over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove and drain; set aside. Add next four ingredients to skillet; bring to a boil.
  • 3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Combine cold water and flour until smooth. Stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Return patties to skillet; heat through. Serve patties and gravy with noodles. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 458 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 767mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein

Reviews for Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"I found this recipe years ago in the TOH magazine and have made it many many times, it is so so easy to make, the flavor is amazing, LOVE this dish, I double the sauce as I like to have lots of sauce to pour over the noodles, it is always a big hit everytime i make it, this is a great recipe for the cook just starting out as its easy to follow and turns out delicious"

Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"The gravy had a strong taste of onion. I love onions and it's rare that I feel there is too much of an onion taste. I would use a regular brown gravy in place of the onion gravy. The patties assembled easy and held up well."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"I found this recipe to be very easy to prepare. The variations I made were minimal, I used 2 pounds of 85/15 lean ground beef, and added just about 1/8 cup more bread crumbs. I used Italian flavored bread crumbs with a few Panko mixed in, (This worked really well). As one other person suggested I would double the sauce/gravy ingredients. There was barely enough to go around. By using 2 pounds of hamburger I ended up with 9 nice patties. This was a hit with my husband and I will definitely make this again. Good for a beginner to try."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"We loved this. The only change I made was I served it with mashed potatoes."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"This was delicious! I used lean ground beef and followed the recipe with a few changes. I made 12 meatballs (for 6) people) instead. Also, I doubled the sauce recipe. I browned the meatballs and added the sauce and simmered until meatballs were done. removed the meatballs, spooned out the grease and thickened the sauce to make the gravy.

I added 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar to the sauce after removing the meatballs. from fhquilting"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Thanks for the sugestion to use onion soup mix as I always have it on hand. I use it often for gravy. loved this recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"I found this recipe in my Mom's recipe long after she passed away. She had marked it "very good" so I tried it. I agree with her. It was very good and also very easy. Will definitely make it again. Way to go Mom!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"Not fond of this. I used 90 per cent lean ground beef, maybe that was why I didn't feel like it had a lot of flavor. The patties did get a little too fault.... and that didn't help, but I just didn't like the over-all flavor with the onion soup. There are much better salisbury steak recipes to be had."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"I first found this recipe around 18 years ago and have always loved it. The tanginess of the gravy is so good."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"I liked the pattie flavor although I had to cook them on medium high as medium was taking much longer than the 3-4 minutes per side that was suggested. They also never reached the 160 degree temperature, as read on an instant meat thermometer, yet were cooked through. Did not care for the gravy though. It was too tangy for me."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"I didn't have French onion soup so I used one package from a box of Lipton Beefy Onion Soup & Dip Mix. Following the Soup directions, I used 1/2 the water called for and out came condensed soup! I liked the gravy the soup mix produced."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

"This recipe was just ok. My kids didn't eat it at all. I really liked how the patties turned out, but the gravy was disappointing. It was such an overpowering flavor of onion, it needed something to balance it out. Next time I will use regular Brown gravy."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"I first found this recipe in an old cookbook 25 years ago. We have always loved it. I too make extra sauce if I can. My recipe differs slightly by adding 4 T. of water instead of two. I actually think it makes the grave a little thinner and milder. One time I made appetizer size meatballs instead of patties for an appetizer. My dinner guests were nuts about them. This has been a go-to recipe for me for a long time and will be for a long time."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"This is an easy and satisfying dinner,,I also double the gravy.If there are left overs this freezes very well.I have been making it for years."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"This recipe was wonderful! A huge hit with my family! Would definately make again!"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"I have made this recipe many times. I usually don't like recipes with canned soup but this one is the exception. It has never tasted too sweet, or too much like ketchup. I love it and my family enjoys it too. It's one of my 'dog-eared, stained and wrinkled paper' favorites!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"I made this last night and moved the recipe right into my 'Favorite Recipe' cook book. I will make this time and time again, but double up on the gravy. Excellent recipe!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"I hate to give low rate on recipes but I did not care for the gravy at all i saved the beef patties on the side tasted the gravy then tossed it out made regular beef gravy."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"I decided to give this recipe a try when I came across it while looking for dinner ideas one night. My husband absolutely loves salisbury steak so I felt I couldn't go wrong with this recipe because of all the positive reviews. Boy was I wrong. No one in my family liked it at all. Not even my husband. I doubled the recipe exactly as it was written but found the sauce to be way too sweet and to taste too much like ketchup. It was not good at all. I even attempted to make it better by adding a second can of soup, with no success. If I ever attempt this recipe again I will cut the ketchup down considerably and add some beef broth."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"I have been making this recipe ever since it appeared in 1998! It is a favorite at our house. I always double the sauce part since we like lots of sauce. It there is leftovers, they are yummy too!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"Very good, and the leftovers are yummy too!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"I've made this recipe many times. I aways buy an extra can of onion gravy to make more gravy. My hub and I love it and we make two meals out of it."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"My family loves this recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"Have made this recipe for years. Absolutely love it."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"This was really tasty. The patties were very moist and soft and the gravy was very delicious. I also added fresh sliced mushrooms. I doubled the recipe with the exception of the canned soup. Will make sure I have the extra can next time. The family really enjoyed this dish and want it again. I had 2 patties left over and they were eaten the next day and they tasted even better."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I have made this several times over the years and LOVE it. I double the gravy portion and make mashed potatoes to go with it instead of the egg noodes. Always a hit!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"This recipie makes very good moist beef patties that my whole family enjoyed. Next time I make it I will double the ingredients for the gravy because I felt I had to really scrape the pan to cover the patties and the noodles. Regardless this is a very quick, delicious and inexpensive recipie."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe and so does my family. I add about half a can of beef consumme' soup in order to make more gravy. I serve with mashed potatoes rather than egg noodles. Very economical as well...can't get any better than that!"

Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"Love this recipe. Instead of the French Onion Soup use " Beefy Onion Soup Mix " (or one similar) & water to replace liquid of French Onion Soup. I also omit the salt.

My family prefers it with Mashed Potatoes."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"My family loves this salisbury steak recipe and it is very easy to make."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"This is wonderful and so easy to make. It has become a weeknight favorite. we ususally enjoy it with mashed potatos instead of noodles."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"I thought this was a delicious meal - like what "Mom would make.""

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"My husband asks for this recipe on his birthday, father's day, Valentine's day, etc. It is so good.

Pat Lagace"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"I made this and loved it. I also

used turkey very good and healthy"

Reviewed May. 14, 2008

"This stuff is very good. Easy to make, too."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2007

"I have made this for my family several times now, and they continue to ask for it. My 8 year old picky eater loves it!"

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