School House Salisbury Steak

Renée G.


This recipe was revised and whittled down from the literally dozens (hundreds?) or more of servings, by my mother, after my sister and I got the recipe from one of the lunch ladies. Every Thursday, we'd have Salisbury Steak and we thought it was one of the best school lunches served and wanted to have Mom make it at home.

It's so simple looking at it now, but back in the day - Sis and I thought it to be quite a triumph.

Posting this for my Sis as well as daughters and granddaughters who have requested it.


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2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 pkg. onion soup mix
½ cup cracker crumbs
1 egg
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
2 pkg. (0.75 oz.) brown gravy mix, plus the required amount of water stated on the gravy packet.
1 cup sour cream
1 small can chopped mushrooms, (stems and pieces)
noodles, rice or mashed potatoes, for serving

How to Make School House Salisbury Steak


  • 1Preheat oven to 350º F; spray a 9” x 13” baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • 2In mixing bowl, mix ground beef, bread or cracker crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and soup. Shape into 8 patties and fry or grill until patties are browned on both sides.
  • 3While the beef patties are cooking in a bowl mix together the dry gravy mix, water, and sour cream. Mix to combine.
  • 4Pour half the gravy mixture in prepared dish; lay in the browned meat patties followed by the other half of the gravy mix.
  • 5Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes.
  • 6Serve with egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes and a vegetable.

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About School House Salisbury Steak

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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