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Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe

Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the onion, saltines, egg white, milk, horseradish, salt if desired, and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture. Shape into four oval patties.
  • 2. 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°.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 263618
Reviewed 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 User ID: 31788 261990
Reviewed 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.

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middjett User ID: 7818954 259056
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1949114 239858
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

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

snowytrees User ID: 6711334 239349
Reviewed 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."

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 236898
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"This is a family favorite! I double the recipe and make extra gravy for mashed potatoes, I use the instant gravy packets."

Brenda2772 User ID: 2165447 225270
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8202941 217201
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2714224 3207
Reviewed 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."

[email protected] User ID: 2376615 3807
Reviewed 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."

skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 1934
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"Great recipe. l love the subtle background flavor provided by the horseradish. The recipe indicates that salt is optional and I believe it can be left out completely. I used package gravy and that provided plenty of salt. Don't leave the horseradish out. It is not overpowering."

hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 3206
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"Been making this for years and love it. quick, simple and delivers real comfort."

sjpoor User ID: 2565047 6966
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"Tried this last night and my husband informed me it was a "BIG" winner. The only change I made was using Panko instead of crackers and packaged brown gravy. I did brown onions and mushrooms to add to the gravy. Definitely will make this often."

thewyatts4 User ID: 5840451 5313
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"simple, fast and tastes great."

jfmcd User ID: 6705276 3805
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"It was very easy and very delicious! You will miss something very good if you don't try it!"

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 5875
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"I've been making this recipe for probably 10-15 years. It's one of our top 10 recipes. I use ground venison, since that's what we have in the freezer, and substitute Italian bread crumbs for the cracker crumbs. Unlike some other reviewers, I like horseradish, so I add a little extra. My husband doesn't like horseradish but he loves this dish and requests it often, so please, try it with the horseradish next time.

For the gravy, I add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard, and teriyaki sauce to taste, approximately one tablespoon of each -- learned this trick from Rachel Ray -- sooo delicious. Excellent served over cooked brown rice."

rrharding User ID: 1042999 6357
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Delicious! I make extra and freeze for those busy nights during the holidays when there's not enough time in the day to get everything done. My family loves it."

dls5799 User ID: 5674481 4414
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"This is delicious. It's moist and flavorful. I did leave out the horseradish and used bread crumbs. My husband loved this. Definitely making this over and over."

walkingfit User ID: 4734545 6922
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"This was very good. We particularly liked the gravy. My husband does not like mushrooms so I used sliced onions instead. I served it with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Will make again during these cool months!"

destine User ID: 2519270 4412
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"This is my go-to recipe for salisbury steak. I have tried different recipes but my husband and son love this one best. Because my son is a picky eater I have to omit the mushrooms and substitute dried onions for the 1/3 cup of chopped onion. It still comes out delicious. Note: you have to use the egg white to get the patties to hold together."

ValerieMS User ID: 4364700 3115
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"My husband and I attempted to make this recipe the way it is written. The patties wouldn't hold together. What did we do wrong?"

amateur cook User ID: 4624434 6892
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"I, too, omitted the horseradish. I also don't like the stuff. I made this the first time for my boyfriend for dinner last night, and he loved it. It's definitely a keeper going into my recipe file. He wants to have it more often."

auradracorai User ID: 5233057 199032
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"I made a couple of adjustments to the recipe, I omitted the horseradish (don't like the stuff) and had to use breadcrumbs due to not having crackers on hand and it still turned out great. Definite favorite in the house."

kristinafoss User ID: 3910501 4093
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"This was really simple recipe. I made it for my husband and he really liked it. I didnt think I like salisbury steak but this recipe was really good!"

DonnaBunch User ID: 3945046 2924
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"I made this Recipe for my father when I was taking care of him(age 80). He loved it and so did my family all 100 plus. Till this day 7 or 8 years they still love it."

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 1808
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"I substituted onion powder and matzoh meal, left out the mushrooms and made my own beef gravy. The horseradish made the steaks slightly bitter. Next time, I'll pick a different salisbury steak recipe to try."

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