Salisbury Steak

When we were little, we used to sit down with our mom one day a month and decide which days we wanted to eat at the school, and what days we wanted to bring home lunch (let’s be honest – no one should have eaten the “chicken pieces” on that menu!). One of my favorite days of the month was always “steak and potatoes” day! Between the steak and gravy, plus the 25 cent peanut butter bars and the tampico – it was something I always looked forward to! I hadn’t tasted it in years but I was reminded of how much I loved it when I saw it on the cafeteria menu at the LDS temple right by us. I knew it couldn’t be too hard to make – and I was right! It just takes thirty minutes from start to finish to make these steaks, and they are a hearty meal perfect for Sunday Dinner!

Serves: 4

Salisbury Steak

This Salisbury Steak is a simple, hearty meal that's perfect for Sunday Dinner - but it's easy enough that you can make it any night of the week!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup italian bread crumbs
  • 1.4 oz dry french onion recipe mix (I used Knorr's)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 12-oz jar of beef gravy (I used heinz homestyle beef gravy)


  1. Mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, french onion mix, egg and water. Shape the mixture into 4 oval-shaped patties, about 1/2" thick.
  2. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and warm up over medium heat.
  3. Add the patties to the skillet and cook for 10 minutes on each side.
  4. Drain the grease from the skillet, and then add in the jar of gravy.
  5. Continue to cook in the gravy, covered, for 10 more minutes, flipping halfway through.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Main Dish

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17 Responses to “Salisbury Steak”

  1. Pam Sarris
    Six sisters. My uncle had six kids. One boy, five girls. Their house number was 516 and people remembered it by; five girls, one boy, six brats. I can't wait to try this recipe. Perhaps tonight. I have been looking for a good Salisbury steak recipe. Thanks!
  2. Lora Cotton
    Hi, I LOVE your site (and it's sister site Recipe Magic.) This recipe looks so GOOD, but unfortunately, I won't be able to use it. My husband has an illness called Gastroparesis, which literally means "Stomach paralysis." Therefore beef is a HUGE NO-NO for his diet. At one time, I had a recipe for a Mock Salisbury Steak made with ground chicken, but due to a computer issue I've lost that recipe and never been able to find it again. Does anyone within your circle know of or have a recipe that could substitute either ground chicken or turkey for the beef in a Salisbury Steak recipe (or any other recipe too?) Thanks!
    • Hi Lora! I think we can help you!! We have so many recipes on from a lot of bloggers and women who love to cook! Just go to Then click on the pink "Search By Ingredient" tab towards the top. Scroll down to where it says "ingredients to include" and type in ground chicken or chicken. Then go to the bottom and click on "SEARCH". When I typed in Turkey 730 recipes using turkey came up. When I typed in Ground Chicken about 73 came up. I hope this helps in cooking some recipes that will work for your husbands diet. Let us know if you have any other questions.
  3. Marcia Little
    I make mine from scratch with one pound of ground turkey, 80/20 beef, and one pound of ground pork, smashed round buttery crackers, eggs, salt pepper and some thyme. Ummm, make homemade gravy with lots of mushroom and onion in the roux, and good beef stock. Fry them alone, then make gravy and add them back into it to finish cooking, oh, ummm, bring on the mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and lots of butter. Add green beans or peas and it's a feast. But I have two teenage boys, and always at least two of their friends for dinner!
  4. This looks delicious! I do have a question: the cook time at top of the recipe says 20 min, however if I read the recipe right, the patties cook for 10 min one side, 10 min on the other, then 10 min in the gravy? So are they supposed to cook for 30 minutes, or am I reading it wrong?

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