Skillet Salisbury Steak

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Skillet Salisbury Steak is a classic meal with a mouthwatering tender beef patty drowning in a rich homemade brown gravy. Serve it over some mashed potatoes and peas and you have yourself a winner!

I love salisbury steaks and it is comfort food at its finest.  For more delicious steak recipes try either Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes or Garlic Butter and Herb Steak Bites.

Skillet Salisbury Steak in a cast iron pan.

Amazingly Delicious Skillet Salisbury Steak

Skillet Salisbury steak is a one of a kind meal. I have had to get creative with meals lately because we are so busy. I need something that is easy and requires little clean up. It is so nice to mix it up from a chicken dish and have these savory Salisbury steaks that are drowning in a rich brown mushroom and onion gravy. Oh my goodness you guys are going to love this Salisbury steak recipe so much. It is ready in just 30 minutes and it is sure to please the entire family! You are going to want to make this Salisbury steak again and again!

Salisbury steak is this simple to make recipe. Create this delicious meat patty that gets those nice crisp pan seared edges and tender center. But my favorite part is the rich brown gravy that you create with mushrooms and tender onions. The meat is just drowning in this delicious sauce begging you to serve it over some mashed potatoes.

How to make Skillet Salisbury Steak:

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl add the ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, egg, and salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined and shape into 4 oval patties.
  • Heat the butter in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Add the patties and cook until the sides are slightly crisp and cooked throughout. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan with the mushrooms and onion and cook until tender. Set aside on a plate.
  • To make the gravy: Add the beef broth, ketchup, worchestershire sauce to the skillet. In a small bowl add the cornstarch and water creating a slurry. Whisk it into the gravy and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the mushrooms, onions, and patties back to the skillet. Allow to simmer until the gravy starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over mashed potatoes and peas and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
Skillet Salisbury Steak close up in a cast iron pan.

What is Salisbury Steak?

Salisbury Steak is a dish that has been around for years. It is a famous dish that is simple to make with loads of flavor. It usually consists of a homemade hamburger patty smothered in a rich and flavorful brown gravy served with noodles or mashed potatoes. Our family likes to add in mushrooms or onions to the brown gravy for extra flavor!

Can you bake Salisbury steak?

Yes! Combine all the ingredients for the Salisbury steak. Place the steak patties in an oven safe pan or skillet. Pour the gravy over top of the steak. If you would like to roast your vegetables at the same time, add them into the pan with the steak and gravy. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.

What is the difference between Salisbury Steak and Hamburger Steak?

A Salisbury steak contains more fillers such as breadcrumbs, sauces, onions and an egg whereas a hamburger steak only contains salt and pepper. They are very similar and may not have a difference at all depending on the recipe itself. Hamburger steak is usually served with a hamburger bun or a type of bread. A Salisbury steak can be served on its own or with other sides to make it a meal. They are very similar and cooked the same way when cooked with a gravy mixture.

Skillet Salisbury Steaks in a black cast iron pan.

What to serve with Salisbury steak?

I love to serve Salisbury steak with potatoes, noodles or even rice. To make this into a great family meal add in some vegetables like green beans, peas, roasted cauliflower or carrots to bring in some color and extra flavor. These have been our favorite family potatoes.

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Skillet Salisbury Steak on a white plate with green peas and mashed potatoes.

Skillet Salisbury Steak

4.89 from 17 votes
Skillet Salisbury Steak is a classic meal with a mouthwatering tender beef patty drowning in a rich homemade brown gravy. Serve it over some mashed potatoes and peas and you have yourself a winner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

Gravy:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounce mushrooms
  • 1/2 large onion sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl add the ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, egg, and salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined and shape into 4 oval patties.
  • Heat the butter in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Add the patties and cook until the sides are slightly crisp and cooked throughout. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan with the mushrooms and onion and cook until tender. Set aside on a plate.
  • To make the gravy: Add the beef broth, ketchup, worchestershire sauce to the skillet. In a small bowl add the cornstarch and water creating a slurry. Whisk it into the gravy and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the mushrooms, onions, and patties back to the skillet. Allow to simmer until the gravy starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over mashed potatoes and peas and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

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Nutrition

Serves:

Calories1980kcal (99%)Carbohydrates79g (26%)Protein104g (208%)Fat137g (211%)Saturated Fat54g (270%)Cholesterol546mg (182%)Sodium4248mg (177%)Potassium2853mg (82%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar25g (28%)Vitamin A1245IU (25%)Vitamin C12.7mg (15%)Calcium296mg (30%)Iron16.9mg (94%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I’m a first timer to your blog, I made a s/s chicken recipe yesterday and really liked it. Tonight I’m going to try your one skillet Salisbury steak. Really liked the roasted potatoes and cauliflower variations bc my kids aren’t mushroom fans. Let you know thanks

  2. 5 stars
    What a luck to find this recipe!! Ten stars…not 5!! Followed the recipe exactly but being in Portugal where garlic and red wine is a standard ingredient for so many dishes…. added 5 cloves of garlic to the onions and mushrooms. Also added red wine to the preparation of the gravy. The family requests this meal with linguini and string beans at least one a month. Could not make a higher evaluation of this amazingly delicious ‘Salisbury Steak’ meal. Thanks a million Alyssa!

  3. I made the Mongolian beef last night for my family. followed the recipe to the dot an it turned out delicious!!

  4. Rock solid ingredients, correct culinary techniques, excellent commentary by the author. This is an example of foodie journalism done right.

  5. Our rule on first time recipes is to follow them to the letter. Its hard to change a recipe later when ALL the evidence is gone. Wonderful dinner thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    I haven’t made this yet, but planning to make it as per the recipe when I have some beef. Today, though, I want to convert it to use for chicken breasts and to finish in the oven. I was going to marinade the chicken in the meat mixture and use chicken broth instead of beef, start it on the stove and finish off in the oven. Any other recommendations for my switchover today??

  7. Hi! thank you for the recipe I made it several times now, we absolutely love it.
    Just a question, i would like to make it ahead of time , would you say that it freezes well once cooked?

  8. I’m not a great cook. Never have been. I followed your receipe exactly. My husband loved it, as did I. My grandkids days they wished they were eating dinner with us tonight cause it smelled good (the little picky eaters) ? I have this recepie saved to definately make again. Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. I made it tonight based on the reviews. But I found there was waaay tooooo much beef broth. For the future, I would try just 1 cup. It didn’t thicken either. Also way too much worchestershire sauce. I will try just 2 tsps instead of 2 Tbs.
    Considering the above changes, I will try it agaon.

  10. This recipe was very easy and quick to make. Steaks were very tender . The only thing I would change when I make it again, is I would not put the ketchup or worchestershire in the gravy. I prefer brown flavored gravy and those ingredients changed the flavor too much. Definitely plan on making it again.

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