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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 egg
  • 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 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 6 cups hot cooked egg noodles
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat egg. Stir in 1/3 cup of soup, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix gently. Shape into six oval patties. Brown in a skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside; discard drippings. In the skillet, combine flour and water until smooth; add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and remaining soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Return patties to skillet. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Serve patties and gravy over noodles. Garnish with parsley if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

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debnmike2 User ID: 2905926 255252
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"This is fantastic! May want to double the sauce. Fast, easy and delicious!"

tamstrat User ID: 6818678 251928
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"This is a wonderful dish. I prepared this exactly as written except as others have recommended I doubled the gravy amount to make more gravy to go over the noodles. Delicious!"

coffeemama_11 User ID: 4199086 232511
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"

lbroadh2o User ID: 7201056 225999
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."

colleyho User ID: 359762 223922
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."

Joan2001 User ID: 7444807 222925
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

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

fhquilting User ID: 2569371 219372
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"

janma User ID: 4069782 219239
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."

bplowman User ID: 6015366 219084
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!"

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 214269
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."

WenB User ID: 7460438 44757
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."

Djwittle User ID: 4687772 20129
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."

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 20934
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."

keysgetaway User ID: 7547858 50217
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."

rayeellen User ID: 602940 24653
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."

roberta bowser User ID: 4547912 51805
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."

Debiana User ID: 1536180 25537
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

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

Digarz User ID: 2588670 44756
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!"

German Chef User ID: 6884333 20922
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!"

patde User ID: 6166067 25534
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."

TSpahr User ID: 5938693 20915
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."

jafabian6 User ID: 1679820 202449
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!"

DRUST User ID: 1546420 50215
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

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

123martin User ID: 3069479 25518
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."

detemom User ID: 3270885 78099
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"My family loves this recipe."

eilisgeal User ID: 5861698 44755
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

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

Kaublee User ID: 5834088 44754
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."

WenBass User ID: 5810461 46840
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!"

JMD Fremont CA User ID: 5629979 20114
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."

fandrews User ID: 3851010 50208
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!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 478056 25517
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."

c2mom User ID: 1220983 20913
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

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

Nanny69 User ID: 4420174 78098
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."

angedudette User ID: 2064909 202448
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

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

PatLagace User ID: 1307810 20911
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"

LindaSS User ID: 1569456 16035
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"I made this and loved it. I also

used turkey very good and healthy"

jleathers User ID: 1169070 44753
Reviewed May. 14, 2008

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

catrina t. User ID: 2641009 78097
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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