The best homemade Salisbury steak recipe served with a brown onion gravy! Your own personal-sized meatloaf made to look like a steak, this Salisbury steak features easy fresh breadcrumbs, onion, and garlic. It’s the perfect family-style comfort food dinner!
WHAT IS SALISBURY STEAK?
Can you see why they call the Salisbury steak a steak…even though it’s actually made out of hamburger meat? Yes! You guessed it: It’s shaped like a steak.
Salisbury steak is basically your very own, personal-size meatloaf that comes well-equipped with a brown gravy laden with either mushrooms, caramelized onions or both. It’s the poster child of comfort food and the perfect addition to any dinnertime line up: Simple to make, filling, and welcomed by the whole family.
WHAT SALISBURY STEAK IS MADE OF?
For most Salisbury Steak, you’ll need to have the following ingredients on hand:
- Soy Sauce (and/or Worcestershire Sauce)
- Ground Beef
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SALISBURY STEAK
To make homemade Salisbury Steak, you first moisten the breadcrumbs with milk. Once the breadcrumbs have absorbed all that moisture, add the seasoning and slightly beaten eggs to the mixture. Then, in goes the ground beef, and you’ll gently mix it all together.
Once the mixture is ready, you divide it up and form it into oval-shaped patties. The patties are then pan-seared on a skillet and cooked through.
SALISBURY STEAK GRAVY
If you’re going to call it a Salisbury Steak Recipe, there must be gravy. So, at this point, you would throw some onions or mushrooms in the pan, let ’em cook down and then sprinkle over a bit of flour. Flour is the thickener used for the gravy, and the base is beef stock. You’ll add in the beef stock, stirring to ensure a smooth sauce and allow it to simmer briefly until it has slightly thickened.
Take that perfect brown gravy, ladle it over your steaks and dinner is served. Just don’t forget the mashed potatoes and peas. They’re a classic pairing for Salisbury steak, and one I wholeheartedly approve of.
5 MORE BEEF DINNER IDEAS YOU’LL LOVE
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- Skillet Cheeseburgers are guaranteed to satisfy any burger craving and was especially designed for those who love the flavor of a flame-grilled burger but don’t quite have the desire to man a grill.
- Pork Steaks is an easy, one-pan dinner idea for tender, flavorful steaks that cook up fast in the skillet and end up on your plate swimming under a sea of savory gravy.
- Pot Roast smothered in a rich brown gravy just might be the most wanted comfort food dish of all.
The best homemade Salisbury steak recipe served with a brown onion gravy!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, minced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, separated
- 1 yellow onion, sliced about a 1/4" thick
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups unsalted beef broth
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the minced onion, and saute about 4-5 minutes, stirring often, or until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more. Remove the heat, set aside and allow to cool.
Add the breadcrumbs and milk to a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine. Add the soy sauce, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and eggs and stir. Add the cooled vegetables to the mixture and stir once more. Lastly, add the ground beef, and using your hands, gently mix until well-combined.
On a work surface, divide the mixture into 6 equal sections, and form each section into an oval 5-6" long, 3" wide and about a 1/2" thick.
Place a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan has come to temperature, place 2-3 patties in the skillet at a time, taking care not overcrowd the pan. Cook for 3-3 1/2 minutes on each side. Do not jostle or move them around. Reduce the heat slightly if the patties are browning too quickly. Remove the patties from the skillet and set off to the side.
Once all of the patties have finished cooking, reduce the heat to medium. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet, followed by the sliced onion. Sauté 5-8 minutes, or until softened, stirring often.
Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir until evenly coated. Add the beef broth a splash at a time, stirring well after each addition until the mixture begins to resemble that of pudding. Then, you may slowly stream in the remaining broth. Increase the heat to medium-high, and allow to come to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
Add the cream, salt, pepper, soy sauce, and Worcestershire. Stir to combine, and remove from the heat. Ladle the gravy over the patties, serve and enjoy.