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. They are comfort food at its finest! For more delicious steak recipes try skillet garlic butter herb steak and potatoes, garlic butter and herb steak bites, or cube steaks with mushroom gravy!

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 my family is so busy. I’m always looking for recipes that are easy and require little clean up. This skillet Salisbury steak is that and more! Tender steaks drowning in a rich brown mushroom and onion gravy. It’s ready in just 30 minutes and is sure to please the entire family! You’ll want to make it again and again.

The delicious meat patties get those nice crisp pan-seared edges but are so tender on the inside. Honestly though, my favorite part is the rich brown gravy. It’s so flavorful and perfect for topping some mashed potatoes with! Since this recipe only takes 30 minutes to make, you’ll want to pair it with these Instant Pot mashed potatoes. They’re ready in 15 minutes and complete the meal so well!

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. A Salisbury steak can be served on its own or with other sides to make it a meal. They are very similar and both commonly served with a gravy mixture.

Ingredients You’ll Need

You really don’t need a lot to put these skillet Salisbury steaks together. They’re so simple but packed with flavor! The full list of ingredients with measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Ground Beef: To form the Salisbury steaks with. You can also use ground turkey if you want a leaner option.
  • Breadcrumbs: I love adding breadcrumbs to the steaks because it gives them the best texture!
  • Ketchup: Adds flavor and moisture to the patty mixture.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Enhances the meaty, savory flavor of the steaks.
  • Mustard Powder: For a hint of tangy flavor!
  • Egg: Helps to bind all of the ingredients together.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add an extra layer of seasoning. You can also use seasoning salt.
  • Butter: For cooking the patties in. It also infuses them with flavor.

Mushroom Gravy

  • Olive Oil: You will use this to cook the mushrooms and sliced onion in.
  • Mushrooms: Regular brown mushrooms work great!
  • Large Onion: Sliced onion infuses this dish with so much savory flavor. If you don’t want the flavor to be too overpowering, go for a sweet onion.
  • Beef Broth: Acts as the base of the gravy.
  • Ketchup: Adds extra flavor and substance to the gravy.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Adds an extra pop of tangy, savory flavor!
  • Cornstarch: Thickens up the gravy. You can also use flour as a substitute.
  • Water: Use to adjust the consistency.

How to Make Skillet Salisbury Steak

This is a knockout dinner that whips up in no time at all! It’s perfect for busy weekdays when you’re craving something hearty. Here’s how to get your skillet Salisbury steaks tasting absolutely delicious!

  1. Shape Patties: 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 then shape into 4 oval patties.
  2. Cook in Butter: Heat the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium high heat. Add the patties and then cook until the sides are slightly crisp and cooked throughout. Remove and then set aside on a plate.
  3. Sauté Vegetables: Add the olive oil to the pan with the mushrooms and onion and cook until tender. Then set aside on a plate.
  4. To Make the Gravy: Add the beef broth, ketchup, and worcestershire sauce to the skillet. Then 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 then add the mushrooms, onions, and patties back to the skillet. Allow to simmer until the gravy starts to thicken. Then salt and pepper to taste. Serve over mashed potatoes and peas and then garnish your Salisbury steaks with fresh parsley if desired.
Skillet Salisbury Steak close up in a cast iron pan.

Can You Bake Salisbury Steak?

Yes! Combine all of the ingredients for the Salisbury steak. Then place the steak patties in an oven safe pan or skillet. Pour the gravy over the top of the steaks. 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 Fahrenheit for 30 to 35 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.

What to Serve with Salisbury Steaks

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. Mashed potatoes are also a must! Here are a few of my favorite recipes on the blog.

Skillet Salisbury Steaks in a black cast iron pan.

Storing Leftovers

Store your leftover Salisbury steaks for a quick and easy lunch. It’s so easy to warm them up and they taste just as good as when you made them!

  • In the Refrigerator: Store for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
  • Reheating: I always like to reheat leftover Salisbury steaks in a skillet over medium heat. If you need to add moisture back to the patties or gravy, add a splash of beef broth. You can also reheat your steaks in the microwave with 1 minute cooking intervals.
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
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4

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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Notes

Originally posted January 26, 2019
Updated January 13, 2023

Nutrition

Serves: 4

Calories493kcal (25%)Carbohydrates20g (7%)Protein26g (52%)Fat34g (52%)Saturated Fat13g (65%)Polyunsaturated Fat2gMonounsaturated Fat15gTrans Fat2gCholesterol136mg (45%)Sodium1098mg (46%)Potassium714mg (20%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar6g (7%)Vitamin A322IU (6%)Vitamin C3mg (4%)Calcium81mg (8%)Iron4mg (22%)

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.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword mushroom gravy, salisbury steak recipe, Skillet Salisbury Steak, skillet salisbury steak recipe
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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. You can definitely print any recipes! At the bottom of the post, on the recipe card, there is a “Print Recipe” button. It will print all of the ingredients and the instructions for you! 🙂

      1. Yeah, I kept trying and it just wasn’t responding. Lol
        I made it anyway and the Family LOVES it!!

  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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