Salisbury Steak

Salisbury steak is a classic American dish consisting of ground beef patties served with a rich mushroom gravy. Here’s a recipe for making Salisbury steak at home:

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy


For the Salisbury steak patties:

  • 1 pound ground beef (preferably lean)
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for cooking)

For the mushroom gravy:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced (cremini or white button mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Make the Salisbury steak patties:
    • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and egg. Mix until well combined.
    • Shape the mixture into 4-6 oval-shaped patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Cook the Salisbury steak patties:
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Add the patties to the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are browned and cooked through. Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Make the mushroom gravy:
    • In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and start to brown, about 5-6 minutes.
    • Add the chopped onion and garlic to the skillet. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the onion is softened.
  4. Thicken the gravy:
    • Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and onion in the skillet. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
    • Gradually pour in the beef broth, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. Simmer and finish the dish:
    • Bring the gravy to a simmer and return the Salisbury steak patties to the skillet, along with any juices that have accumulated.
    • Reduce the heat to low and let the patties simmer in the gravy for another 5-7 minutes, or until heated through and the gravy has thickened.
    • If desired, garnish with chopped parsley before serving.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the Salisbury steak patties with mushroom gravy hot, over mashed potatoes, rice, or with steamed vegetables on the side.


  • You can adjust the seasoning of the Salisbury steak patties and gravy according to your taste preferences.
  • For a richer gravy, you can add a splash of cream or sour cream towards the end of cooking.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated the next day, and the flavors often deepen and improve.

Enjoy your homemade Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy!


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