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Easy Salisbury Steak

This meat dish can be made in 25 minutes or made ahead and reheated with the gravy in the microwave. I often double the recipe and freeze one batch of cooked steaks and gravy for an even faster meal on an especially busy night. —Carol Callahan, Rome, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup crushed saltines
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) beef gravy
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Hot cooked noodles, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the onion, saltines, egg white, milk, horseradish, salt if desired, and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture. Shape into 4 oval patties.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook patties for 5-6 minutes on each side or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.
  • Remove patties and keep warm. Add the gravy, mushrooms and water to skillet; cook for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with patties and noodles if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 248 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable.

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  • krysfielder
    Jan 15, 2019

    My family really enjoys this. I add a little extra horseradish so the flavor doesn't get lost.

  • Lady Fingers
    Mar 18, 2017

    This recipe was certainly easy and quick, but we found it unexciting. By the time it was cooked, the horseradish flavor had mellow to barely noticeable. Onion and black pepper were the main flavors which came through.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Mar 2, 2017

    I made this tonight and it is a definite 5-star recipe. I followed the instructions but only used 1 teaspoon horseradish. I felt a tablespoon would be too much. It was delicious. Just FYI, 5 saltine crackers equals 1/4 cup. I served it with mashed potatoes and we both cleaned our plates. I highly recommend this recipe.Volunteer Field Editor

  • middjett
    Jan 2, 2017

    I have made this several times now. I really like it. I dont use jar gravy though, I make my own. I usually make a beef gravy, but sometimes a mushroom gravy or as someone posted, a dry onion soup mix gravy. Very versatile recipe.

  • Wag234
    Dec 20, 2015

    This was good. Will make again. I served with spaghetti squash instead of noodles.

  • snowytrees
    Dec 13, 2015

    Super simple and good. I did make a change with the gravy. I used dried onion soup packets and it made such a rich, flavorful gravy that I will stick with that method. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Carol.

  • Brenda2772
    Apr 22, 2015

    Used bread crumbs (bc I am "lazy"). Made my own gravy (did use worchestershire per someone else's suggestion). Was out of horseradish (go figure), SO am looking forward to trying again. otherwise, delicious!

  • Donnamgundrum
    Jan 7, 2015

    I've been making this recipe for 15 years or more. I would give it 10 stars if possib!le. Don't omit the horseradish. Made it today, but was short on horseradish....used a bit of hr mustard. Turned out good. Will NEVER buy banquet Salisbury steaks again. Easy, simple, yummy. Good over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles.

  • Robby102
    Sep 2, 2014

    I have been looking for this recipe for years. I first saw it in Taste of Home, but my issue got lost in a move. This is the best salisbury steak recipe I have tasted. The horseradish makes the differenct. With fall around the corner, this dish is perfect as comfort food. I serve it with mashed potatoes, peas and a salad.

  • fritztiger2000
    Jul 17, 2013

    Fabulous flavor! Definitely loved the horseradish addition. Made it for dinner tonight with the onions and mushrooms on the side and used bread crumbs instead of saltines, no additional salt. Kids loved it over homemade mashed potatoes and with broccoli...great dinner for the family.