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Hearty Salisbury Steaks

I love serving Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables. With its down-home taste, this meal disappears fast! —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, combine onion, saltines, egg substitute and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into five patties.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add patties; cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove patties and keep warm; discard drippings.
  • Combine water, soup mix and flour; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Return patties to skillet. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5-7 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
    Freeze option: Freeze individual cooled steak with some gravy in an airtight container. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 patty with 1/4 cup gravy: 233 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 418mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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    Apr 17, 2019

    So a "farmhouse recipe" that uses egg substitute... Ummm... Fail. I used real scrambled egg, came out great. Will make again. Oh, I also usedground venison.

  • juicyfruit007
    Jul 20, 2015

    This was good and I will probably make it again. I did use an egg instead of the substitute. My husband said it "wasn't his favorite," hence four stars.

  • DianeC23
    May 4, 2015

    A good recipe, but a bit overwhelming with the onions. Next time, I would cut back if I use onion soup AND onion in the meat. The gravy is good, but I'll double that part next time.

  • AThrasher71
    Jan 16, 2014

    Best I've made

  • kgburgess
    Feb 2, 2012

    This recipe is definitely a KEEPER! What a wonderful down-home meal! I served this with the Flavorful Mashed Potatoes recipe and some steamed mixed veggies, and it was just delightful! My husband loved it, and so did my kids...even my picky 7-year old! I used Laura's Lean Beef (96% lean ground beef, hormone free) for an even leaner, lighter-calorie steak. I used liquid egg whites instead of egg substitute (to avoid all those artificial ingredients), and I used heart-healthy olive oil instead of canola oil. I also sprinkled in a little Nature's Seasons seasoning blend into the patty mixture for added seasoning. It was amazing!

  • pardeemom
    Jan 29, 2012

    My entire family loved this recipe, even my picky 7 year old!

  • quietgardens
    Sep 3, 2011

    Super delicious! Even my pickiest eaters at home gobbled them up. Nothing left but a bit of gravy, so...biscuits and gravy for breakfast!

  • benenati
    Mar 14, 2011

    These are fantastic! Instead of 1 lb of beef. I mixed 1/2 lb ground beef with 1/2 lb groiund turkey. I added 1 tsp of McCormicks Grillmates "Monteal Steak" Otherwise, followed the recipe. My husband said this was the best Salisbury Steak he has ever eaten. My two teenage boys thought the gravy was fantastic, unfortunately not alot of graby once it thickens etc.. next time I will double the gravy. I kept basting them with the gravy and don't mash them down with your spatula!!! Happy eating!

  • rampagingdodge
    Jan 26, 2011

    This has been a go to meal in our house!

  • Hiker94
    Sep 26, 2010

    So easy! This is going to be my new stand-by recipe for salisbury steak.