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Old Fashioned Salisbury steak
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Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 423kcal
Author: Chula King


Meat Patties

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

Onion and Mushroom Gravy

  • 1 ¾ 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
  • ¼ cup Madeira or port


Meat Patties

  • 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.
  • Combine ground beef, sautéed onions, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and thyme in large bowl. Shape into four ½-inch-thick patties and transfer to parchment-lined plate.
  • 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

  • Combine broth and tomato paste in a measuring cup or bowl. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Return patties to skillet, cover, and simmer over medium-low heat until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Correct seasonings and serve.
  • Yield: 4 servings.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1005mg | Potassium: 1085mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4.5mg