Best Salisbury Steak

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2023
Finding the best Salisbury steak recipe is hard! 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 the dish I remembered. —Faye Hintz, Springfield, Missouri


  • 1 large 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
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, combine egg, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, pepper and sage. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 2 patties.
  2. In a medium skillet, cook patties until browned, 4-5 minutes per side; drain. Remove to a platter and keep warm.
  3. 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 until heated through, about 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve steak with mashed potatoes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Best Salisbury Steak Tips

Why does my Salisbury steak fall apart?

Make sure to mix the egg and cracker mixture well and shape the patties tightly to prevent this Salisbury steak from falling apart. The egg and crushed butter crackers are both meat binders, so they'll keep steaks firm and intact.

Can you make this Salisbury steak recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make Salisbury steak ahead of time! Prepare and cook as instructed, then allow it to cool fully before placing it in an airtight container in the freezer. Salisbury steak should last for up to three months when stored in the freezer.

What can you serve with Salisbury steak?

We recommend serving mashed potatoes or a rice pilaf with your Salisbury steak. Here are a few other sides to serve with Salisbury steak.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 steak: 581 calories, 37g fat (17g saturated fat), 250mg cholesterol, 1960mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 41g protein.