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Old Fashioned Salisbury steak
Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak is a savory dish made with seasoned ground beef and smothered in a delicious onion and mushroom gravy. It’s a snap to make, and produces leftovers that are just as good the next day.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 423 kcal
Author: Chula King
Meat Patties
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Onion and Mushroom Gravy
  • 1 3/4 cup low sodium beef broth may also use chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 12 ounces fresh mushrooms cleaned and sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Madeira or port
Meat Patties
  1. Sauté chopped onion in 1 tablespoon melted butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine ground beef, sautéed onions, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and thyme in large bowl. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties and transfer to parchment-lined plate.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties until well browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towel lined plate.
Onion and Mushroom Gravy
  1. Combine broth and tomato paste in a measuring cup or bowl. Set aside.
  2. Add onion and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to empty skillet and cook until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat until mushrooms are browned and liquid has evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in flour and cook until well combined, about 2 minutes. Slowly stir in broth mixture and Madeira. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
  4. Return patties to skillet, cover, and simmer over medium-low heat until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  5. Correct seasonings and serve.
  6. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 1005mg42%
Potassium 1085mg31%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.