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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.

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Skillet Salisbury Steak

4.90 from 19 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
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
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

Gravy:

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

Calories: 493kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 26gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 1098mgPotassium: 714mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 322IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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56 Comments

  1. I made this as written except I didn’t have any cornstarch, so I used flour. It was delicious. My husband loved it. It made 2 meals for us. Will definitely make this again.

  2. Hi Alyssa,
    I love that you post every day supper recipes. The Salisbury Steak recipe and picture look delicious! This will be our supper tomorrow evening. I’ll let you know how much my husbands likes it. I know he will!
    Thank you for the recipes. It’s nice to make a change and not have it cost a small fortune. This should come it at less than $10 for 2 meals, twice. Can’t go wrong with it.

    1. Dear Alyssa,
      I made your recipe for Salisbury Steaks last week. I found it very easy to make and the patties can be made ahead of time and frozen or put in the fridge for supper the next evening. My husband grew up on comfort food and the cheaper the better with 5 children and Mom and Dad to feed.
      I highly recommend this recipe to any doubters. My husband loved it!!!
      I have dietary restrictions but I scraped the gravy and mushrooms off and ate a patty. So ? yummy.

      Sincerely,
      Elaine Brassard

      I give it 5 stars ?????!

      1. 5 stars
        Excellent comfort food. Made it for my parents and everyone loved it!! Definitely a keeper.👍

  3. Hands down this recipe is delish! I did read through the comments and added 1 Beef bouillon cube, and an extra tablespoon of cornstarch and water mixed. My husband is normally the Chef of our house, but since i made this dish, he thinks i should cook from not on!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made this several times now and it’s become a huge family favorite that’s earned a spot on my normal dinner rotation. The flavor is absolutely amazing! Now I always make at least a double batch because, if this is even possible, the leftovers have an even better flavor. My only tweak for my family’s palate is omitting the worchestershire in the gravy, but I leave it in the meat mixture. Honestly, this is one of my favorite meals ever!!! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Abolutely amazing!! My little girls called this “Mushroom Meatloaf” and it’s now a family favorite! I do a low-and-slow simmer on mine with extra onions, garlic and mushrooms and it takes about 1.5 hours to bring to the table. I’ve used organic beef concentrate with this instead of the stock, as I ran out, and I think it tastes better! This is a great recipe. It’s in my “favorites” folder thgat sits on the countertop!

  6. 5 stars
    I made your Salisbury Steak in a Skillet, and it was fabulous! It also offered other benefits in the heat was, in that the oven took no part in the act! My husband liked it and so did I even more that the beloved Salisbury steak I used to cook in the over. Will never cook it that way again. What great flavor and juiciness!!

  7. 5 stars
    Although Salisbury steak is definitely a great comfort food, it is something that I have never tried to make. This recipe is so basic and sounds so very easy to make that it is definitely on my list of things to try to make this coming week. I also took down your ribeye marinade as we have been looking for a substitute for McCormicks since they no longer sell it. Everything that we’ve seen on this sight is so beautiful and so simple that we’ll definitely be coming back again to see what other good ideas you can provide. Many thanks.