The best homemade Salisbury steak recipe served with a brown onion gravy!
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.
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