Traditional Salisbury Steak Recipe
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Traditional Salisbury Steak Recipe

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"Salisbury steak is a favorite comfort food for us," says Naomi Olson of Hamilton, Michigan. "I serve this with mashed potatoes, buttered corn and a salad."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 medium onion, quartered and sliced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 476 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 210mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into two patties; dredge in 2 tablespoons flour. In a small skillet, brown patties on both sides in oil; drain. Set patties aside.
  2. Add the remaining flour to the skillet; whisk in water until smooth. Stir in the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and bouillon. Add the onion and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Return patties to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Serve gravy over patties. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Traditional Salisbury Steak in Cooking for 2 Winter 2005, p16

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2princesses2luv 126639
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"The meat had really good flavor. I would double the gravy part next time though."

mem381 56811
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"to me this recipe had too much ketchup and didn't really make a gravy. I used cub steak, which worked out fine, but I will be searching for another recipe next time I want to make Salsbury Steak"

lisa53202 92301
Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"Good Salisbury Steak. If I make it again, I would follow the first reviewer's suggestion to saute the onions before adding to the sauce so they are softer."

klobucharv 126637
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"Just made this tonight and my husband loved it. When he said I could make it again, I knew he liked it. I made some slight changes to the recipe. I used 1 lb. of meat, Campbell's Beef Consumme instead of water and beef boullion granules, and 8 oz. of sliced fresh mushrooms instead of canned. I prefer the Baby Bella mushrooms. They have a beefy texture and taste great with this recipe. I also sauteed the onions and mushrooms before adding to the sauce. I served with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. YUM!"

cmcantu712 62416
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"My husband enjoyed!"

sheinemann 120537
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"This is the BEST salisbury steak recipe i've ever made, and i've made alot!! I quadrupled the recipe to feed my family of 5, and the only change i made was to add a package of onion soup mix to the meat mixture. Everyone loved it and have already asked me to make it again. I definately plan to!!!"

lindswsu 206653
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"This wonderful recipe redeemed me of last week's meatloaf flop! It was very delicious."

foxfire1379 126536
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"This is very good! I wanted to try a new salisbury steak recipe and this looked good and easy. I actually used 1 lb of ground beef and got 4 patties out of this (two smaller ones for the kids and 2 larger ones for my husband and myself). I made this with smashed red potatoes and carrots. I will definitely make this again!"

Aquarelle 146971
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2008

"I've got a nasty head cold and can't taste a thing, but my husband and my daughter loved this. My husband said, "Don't lose this recipe!" (As if!) I served this with mashed red potatoes and green peas alongside. Although I doubled the recipe, the original proportions would actually serve a family of three just fine as long as you made three beef patties instead of two."

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