Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (2024)

50 minutes mins

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Homemade Salisbury Steak is an easy comfort food dinner! Made with homemade ground beef steaks and covered in the best mushroom gravy, this is a hearty meal the whole family will love.

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Ground beef is one of my favorite proteins to have on hand – it’s budget-friendly, defrosts quickly and there’s so many different things to make with it. Meatballs, meatloaf, spaghetti sauce, lasagna, tacos… And Salisbury Steak!

What used to be a popular TV dinner is now an easy comfort food dinner made from scratch: Homemade ground beef steaks and covered in the best mushroom gravy, so good.

My kids call these “mini meatloaves”, and they are a dinner staple around here. Especially during winter, and we LOVE them withmashed potatoes, egg noodles or even rice – it’s such a versatile meal!

Ingredients you’ll need

Here is a visual overview of the ingredients in the recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities!

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Ingredient notes

  • Meat:Traditionally, it’s an all-beef recipe. But if you want to change it up, you can also use a mix of pork and beef. Or even ground turkey, if you want.
  • Broth: Beef works best here, but you can use chicken broth with an extra dash of Worcestershire sauce if you don’t have beef on hand.
  • Green pepper: Finely diced green pepper is a traditional ingredient in Salisbury steak, but you can replace it with a finely diced celery stick or 1 finely diced onion if you really don’t like the taste of green pepper.
  • Mushrooms: Not a fan? Just leave them out! Alternatively, make the onion gravy from my bangers and mash!

Step by step photos

Make the patties

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Make the gravy

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Recipe tips

  • Shaping the patties: Make firm patties to keep them from falling apart in the gravy. I always make a shallow indentation in the middle with my thumb to help them keep their shape during cooking.
  • Oven instructions:20-30 minutes, covered, in the oven at 350°F will cook your steaks, too.
  • Internal temperature:Remember, however you cook your steaks, make sure they reach in internal temperature of 160°F to be safe! See also Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures Chart on the government’s food safety website.

Make ahead instructions

I like to buy lean ground beef on sale and make a bunch of meatloaves, meatballs and Salisbury steak patties for the freezer. So handy!

To freeze the uncooked patties

Place them on a lined baking sheet in a single layer, cover with foil and and freeze until firm (about 2 hours). Then transfer to labelled freezer bags or freezer friendly containers for up to 3 months.Defrost in the fridge overnight, then proceed with the recipe as directed.

To freeze the cooked patties

Freeze the cooked patties in gravy. Defrost in the fridge overnight and then reheat in a pan OR in the oven until piping hot all the way through.

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Salisbury steak FAQs

Why is it called Salisbury steak?

I asked myself for the longest time, and decided to finally look it up. Apparently it’s named after physicianJames H. Salisbury, who seems to have been one of the first low carb diet promoters.
Yes, he invented ground beef steaks in gravy as a means to control health issues.Seriously.

What is the difference between Salisbury steak and hamburger steak?

Simply that Salisbury steak usually has chopped onions and green peppers added to the meat.

Now all that’s left to figure out is why on earth it has become so popular. Probably because it tastes amazing – although I would never have it without a side of carbs ?

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Serving suggestions

My family loves their Salisbury steak over mashed potatoes with a side of sautéed green beans.

The steaks are also delicious with wide egg noodles or rice, and I do also enjoy a side salad with either my honey mustard dressing or my homemade ranch dressing.

More comfort food classics

  • Homemade Shepherd’s Pie
  • Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops
  • Easy Swedish Meatballs
  • Easy Beef Stroganoff

Check out my collection of easy dinner recipes with ground beef for more ideas!

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Homemade Salisbury Steak

Homemade Salisbury Steak is an easy comfort food dinner! Made with homemade ground beef steaks and covered in the best mushroom gravy, this is a hearty meal the whole family will love.

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Recipe details

Prep 20 minutes mins

Cook 30 minutes mins

Total 50 minutes mins

Servings 4 servings

Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

For the steaks

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 green pepper finely chopped
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil

For the gravy

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried onion powder
  • ½ pound brown button mushrooms sliced

Instructions

Make the beef patties

  • Combine beef mixture:

    Place all ingredients for the steaks (EXCEPT for the oil) in a large bowl and mix well (I use an electric mixer with the hook attachment because it's way less messy).

  • Shape patties:

    Shape beef mixture into 4-6 firm patties. I make a shallow indentation in the middle to help them keep their shape during cooking.

  • Brown patties:

    Heat the oil in a large skillet and brown the steaks from both sides, 3-5 minutes each. Remove to a plate.

Cook the gravy

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Notes

Recipe tips

Meat:Traditionally, it’s an all-beef recipe. But if you want to change it up, you can also use a mix of pork and beef. Or even ground turkey, if you want.

Oven instructions:30 minutes, covered, in the oven will cook your steaks, too.

Internal temperature: Remember, however you cook your steaks, make sure they reach in internal temperature of 160°F to be safe!

Make Ahead Instructions:

I like to buy lean ground beef on sale and make a bunch of meatloaves, meatballs and Salisbury steak patties for the freezer. So handy!

Freeze uncooked

Place them on a lined baking sheet in a single layer, cover with foil and and freeze until firm (about 2 hours). Then transfer to labelled freezer bags or freezer friendly containers for up to 3 months.

Defrost in the fridge overnight, then proceed with the recipe as directed.

Freeze cooked

Freeze the cooked patties in gravy. Defrost in the fridge overnight and then reheat in a pan OR in the oven until piping hot all the way through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 30gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 580mgPotassium: 831mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 25.1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 4.1mg

Nutrition is an estimate.

More recipe information

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

I first shared this recipe on 12/05/2018. I updated it on 06/05/2020 to make it better for you.

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About Nora
When I got married to my professional chef husband, I realized I had to step up my game in the kitchen. Now I share my favorite foolproof family recipes here on Savory Nothings: Chef-approved, kid-vetted and easy enough for everyday home cooks like you and me! Learn more.

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  1. Holly says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (15)
    This was delicious!! My husband loves mushrooms, I hate them so I made this out of love for him. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this dish (even though I picked the mushroom’s out.) The flavor was amazing in both the patties and the gravy. My husband raved about it. I followed the recipe exactly as written.

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  2. Tom Sellers says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (16)
    Made this last night. Wife and granddaughter thought it was excellent! I left out the green pepper because I forgot it at the store but still was a wonderful main disk along with mashed potatoes and green beans.

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  3. ALEX says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (17)
    Verry Good

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  4. Barbara says

    Made this for dinner tonight. It is outstanding. Tons of compliments from the family. Next I will double the gravy. That was the only feedback I got from my family.

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  5. Rose says

    I love this recipe very tasty ty

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    • Nora says

      I’m so glad to hear it, Rose!

      Reply

  6. Robin says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (18)
    Love this recipe.. not a fan of green peppers, so I dont use them.. 5 stars

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    • Nora says

      Glad you liked it, Robin!

      Reply

  7. Deanna says

    Who knew i was making Salisbury Steak all these years, it simply went by Hamburger Steak at my house with the exception of no green peppers i add chopped onions instead. Now i know the difference, loved this version. Made it with your sauteed green beans. Love loved it
    thanks

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    • Deanna says

      Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (19)
      oups! Forgot the stars

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  8. Missy F says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (20)
    So happy to have come across this recipe. I take a meal to a homeless shelter once a month and quadrupled this recipe. They get a lot of pasta and rice dishes because those meals can be stretched so I’m always looking for the high protein recipes for my turn. This was a big hit! I cooked as instructed then placed in my crock pot to keep warm while I transported and served with funeral potatoes. YUMMY.

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    • Nora says

      That’s so kind of you, Missy! I’m incredibly glad the meal was such a hit.

      Reply

  9. Marci says

    Just made this. I didn’t want it to taste like meatloaf so I omitted the green peppers, ketchup and mustard. Also added wine to the gravy. It was delicious!

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    • Nora says

      I’m glad, Marci!

      Reply

  10. Laura says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (21)
    This is by far our favorite Salisbury steak recipe ever. I will say this though, I only put 1/2 green pepper for my picky eaters who have aversions to anything green (pre-teen and toddler). I found a whole one was way too noticable. Thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece :)!

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    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Laura! And yes, I feel you about the picky eaters… Our 5 year old specializes in finding onions 😀

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  11. Bran says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (22)
    Been debating whether to make this or not for a while. Sooo glad I did… it is so good, everyone loved it!!! Thank you 🙂

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    • Nora says

      I’m very glad to hear this, Bran!

      Reply

  12. Carole Tryon says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (23)
    Easy. Inexpensive. Yummy! Definitely a keeper!

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    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Carole!

      Reply

  13. Michael says

    I’m single and the idea prep and freeze makes for a simple life thanks for sharing will continue too follow

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    • Nora says

      I’m glad to hear it, Michael!

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    • Sandy says

      Hi Michael, Just thinking (if you can) eat one freeze one! Just a thought.

      Reply

  14. Yvonne bonaroti says

    What percentage of beef to fat- 80/20

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    • Nora says

      Yvonne, it really depends on your preference and what your grocery budget is like. I personally prefer 90/10 here because the sauce keeps the patties moist. When I use 80/20 beef, I do drain away at least some of the fat after browning. I don’t like a greasy sauce, so that’s why I drain.

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  15. Gail Hill says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (24)
    Love love love this recipe! Easy and so good!

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    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Gail!

      Reply

  16. Tara Kilroy says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (25)
    Made it…my family loved it….making it again!

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    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Tara!

      Reply

  17. Cheryl Brotherton says

    Absolutely Delicious, added 1 pkg of instant gravy, doubled gravy!! Winner Dinner

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    • Nora says

      That sounds delicious, Cheryl!

      Reply

  18. Tim says

    This meal is great.

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    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Tim!

      Reply

  19. Vince says

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    I’m making this for the second time tonight!! Love it!!

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    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Vince!

      Reply

  20. Jennifer Taylor says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (27)
    Love this! It’s one of my family’s favorites!!

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  21. Anna says

    Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe in Mushroom Gravy - Savory Nothings (28)
    Great

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    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Anna!

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