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Best Salisbury Steak

A good recipe for Salisbury steak recipe is hard to find! I remember enjoying it often when I was growing up, but when I decided to add it to my recipe collection, I wasn't able to find it in my modern cookbooks. I came up with these ingredients on my own and experimented until it tasted like I remembered. —Faye Hintz, Springfield, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • Hot mashed potatoes


  • In a medium bowl, combine egg, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, pepper and sage. Add beef and mix well. Shape into two patties.
  • In a medium skillet, cook patties for 4-5 minutes per side or until browned; drain. Remove to a platter and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in butter for 2 minutes. Stir in flour; blend well. Add water and bouillon; cook and stir until smooth and thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Return patties to gravy and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with mashed potatoes.

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  • cinderella312
    Jan 17, 2021

    I got this recipe in 2001 via email from another website. When I printed it, it came in two pages. It was my favorite Salisbury Steak recipe and somehow I lost page 2. I have been looking for this recipe for YEARS and finally tonight just googled the list of ingredients that I had showing on page 1. This is the exact recipe I used to make. Not sure where you got it from but thank you for sharing it! I've tried many other recipes in 20 years and none have been as good as this one.

  • homemadewithlove
    Dec 8, 2020

    Quick weeknight dinner, great over mashed potatoes. I might add a bit of horseradish to burger mix next time I make it.

  • Jim
    Aug 9, 2020

    In all actuality you may not consider my review to be very fair considering the changes I made. But I looked all over the 'Net for a recipe I liked and this is the one that appealed to me. I started out with the ground beef using about 5 crushed crackers, the egg, a TBL of dried onion flakes, a heaping tsp of garlic and a tsp of worcestershire sauce. I did some fresh ground pepper but no salt. While the meat patties cooked I added about a half pound of sliced mushrooms and a half of a raw onion. When both sides of the meat had browned I drained the pan. In the meantime I used 2 envelopes of brown gravy, adding a bit of Kitchen Bouquet. After the gravy mix cooked down a bit I added it to the fry pan and simmered everything for 10 - 15 minutes. I served it over mashed potatoes and it was excellent. As I said earlier I made a lot of changes but the basics of the recipe are what got me started and I really appreciate the recipe! Thanks for a wonderful dinner!

  • dewflop
    Apr 26, 2020

    Very good. Would definitely make again. I used a beef bouillon tub from Knorr instead of boullion. I did add the water it called for. Very good!

  • foleyd
    Feb 26, 2020

    A hit with my entire family. Made as is, except left out the mushrooms.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Dec 13, 2018

    Very good!

  • Kathy
    Oct 29, 2017

    I made the recipe and my family love, love, love it. This will be my forever recipe for Salisbury steak. Thank you!!!

  • Debglass11
    Sep 27, 2017

    Great recipe! I made a couple of substitutions based on what I hand on hand. Used fresh mushrooms instead of canned and beef stock instead of the bouillon cubes and water. I also used 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef, so I increased the ingredients accordingly. Easy to put together and my family gobbled it up! I will definitely make this again!

  • Annika123
    Oct 26, 2016

    Has been added to my favorites. I have made several times and find it the best around. Love just that bit of sage. I did not change A THING!

  • Janet Burkhart
    Jul 31, 2016

    I doubled this recipe, but made no other modifications. My family loved it. Will definitely make again.