Salisbury Steak is my childhood favorite! With plenty of mushrooms and onions, swimming in a thick beef gravy, Salisbury Steak is the perfect meal to warm up your family on a cold winter day!
I don’t think I’ve had Salisbury Steak since I was in elementary school. It was my favorite! I would beg my mom to let me buy lunch that day! A pile of mashed potatoes with a beef patty on top and lots and lots of gravy…. What more could a 4th grader want out of life? Sometimes she relented and gave me change for lunch, other times it was a no. But my mom, a Lebanese immigrant learned how to make it and we gobbled up every last beef patty!
So on a cold day in Shanghai, when I stood in front of the refrigerator pondering what to make, I saw my container of Goma Greens mushrooms and was transported back to my childhood favorite meal- Salisbury Steak! When the kids came home from school and asked what was for dinner I told them Salisbury Steak and they whined they didn’t want to eat steak (my kids are weird). I told them to go do their homework and trust me… they would love dinner. Like good and eager kids they went straight to work on their homework (who am I kidding…lol!) and at dinner I plopped down their plates in front of them.
Enjoy your steak! Mic drop!
All three kids licked their plates clean… Yep they ate every single bite in their plates. And they even asked to have Salisbury Steak for lunch. And for dinner the next day. In fact, since I made the first time they ask for Salisbury Steak every week. I promise them I’ll make it at least once a month (meat isn’t cheap here!). Now they ask every day Is today Salisbury Steak day? I love their enthusiasm. When I find a dish my entire family loves I want to drop to bust out with I’m free to be the greatest here tonight! The Greatest! The Greatest! The Greatest Alive! (I’m on a total Sia kick these days!)
It’s really easy to make, super filling and your family is going to love it! It does take a little bit of prep work to mix the meat and form the patties but it’s really nor hard to make.
Salisbury Steak is extra delicious with mashed potatoes and salad.
Salisbury Steak was my favorite as a child! Beef patties swimming in a rich broth with mushrooms and onions is the perfect dish to warm your family up on cold winter days!
20 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
1 hrTotal Time
- 2 pounds (1 kilo) Ground Beef
- 2 Garlic Cloves. minced
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Breadcrumbs
- Salt and Pepper
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 2 Garlic Cloves, sliced thin
- 1 pound sliced Mushrooms
- 2 Onions, 1 chopped small and 1 sliced in thin rings
- 6 cups Beef Stock
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 cup Flour
- Salt and Pepper
- Use your hands to mix together the ingredients from the Salisbury steak. Divide the mixture into 18 small oval parties. Refrigerate while you prepare the gravy.
- In a large Dutch oven or pan with high sides, heat the oil on high. Add the onion rings and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Repeat with the mushrooms. Remove mushrooms and onions and set aside.
- Add one tablespoon of oil to the pan. Working in batches, sear the patties on high heat for 1 minute per side. You may need to add more oil to sear all of the patties. Set aside but keep warm.
- Over a low heat, add 1/2 cup water and the butter and stir until melted scrapping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spatula to get all of the flavorful browned bits.
- Add flour, stir quickly. Cook for about 1 minute to create a rich brown color.
- Slowly whisk in the broth until the flour is incorporated with no chunks. Add the cooked mushrooms and onion rings, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium and bring to a simmer.
- Add the patties with their juices to the pot. Cook for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Serve the Salisbury steaks over hot mashed potatoes and serve with the mushroom gravy. Garnish with green onions.