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Italian-Style Salisbury Steaks

This is my husband's favorite. He loves it! If you like, you can top each serving with mozzarella or Parmesan cheese. —Heather Nalley, Easley, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) Italian tomato sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four oval patties. In a large skillet, brown patties in oil on both sides. Drain.
  • In a small bowl, combine diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Pour over patties. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
    Freeze option: Freeze individual cooled steaks with some tomato mixture in resealable freezer bags. 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 1/2 cup sauce : 359 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 1104 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate (7 g sugars, 2 g fiber), 26 g protein.

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  • adrienlee
    Jan 31, 2021

    Both my husband and I thought this recipe was extremely tasteless. I have tossed the recipe and won't be making this again.

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 12, 2017

    I made this on the night my mother-in-law dropped by for a visit. Thank goodness she loved it! I would definitely zip up the seasoning in the tomato mixture next time, but it worked out great that night since MIL is not a huge seasoning fan. Good base recipe!

  • Susie77
    Oct 3, 2016

    I think this was a good "starter" recipe, with changes. One change was substituting ground turkey sausage for the beef. I used salt, which wasn't listed, and a 4 oz can of mushrooms.

  • PrplMonky5
    Jun 2, 2015

    This recipe wasn't terrible, but it wasn't amazing either. I read the reviews beforehand and made sure to add extra spice to the tomato mixture. I also put this in the oven instead of frying up the patties (I'm not a fan of frying). We wound up putting these over rice, and while it was a decent meal, I'm not sure I would make it again. It simply tasted like burgers with tomatoes on top.

  • lmmanda
    Sep 30, 2014

    Delicious! I used ground turkey and fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. For those who found it bland, I wonder if the tasted it as they were cooking it. I added a lot of extra oregano, basil, and garlic powder to the tomato sauce mixture even though I bought the Italian tomato sauce and Italian diced tomatoes.

  • HLMoore
    Nov 19, 2013

    Everyone loved it! Have made it several times and will continue to do so.

  • meaganteal
    Nov 3, 2013

    Split decision in our home. My oldest loved it, which is a compliment b/c he is very picky! I liked it, although the sauce seemed to dry up instead of making a sauce for the meat to simmer in. My husband didn't care for it, but he isnt really a fan of tomato based sauces.

  • kardr3
    Oct 14, 2013

    Not bad. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and I would make it again. Because some said it was bland, I did add some of my own seasonings to the tomato sauce, but the meat itself was seasoned very well. Next time I may salt my noodles.

  • climbergirl
    Jun 26, 2013

    I found this recipe to be quite bland without much flavor. I want to try it again but next time, I'll add more spices and Worcestershire sauce.

  • crystal.a.magill
    Jun 8, 2013

    Definately a keeper. Quick and easy to make with lots of flavor.