Home Style Salisbury Steak w/ Onion Gravy

Sasha Kamen


Ever wonder why it's called Salisbury Steak? It was invented by Dr. J. H. Salisbury, who was an early proponent of a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss; the term "Salisbury Steak" has been in use in the U.S. since 1897. Nineteenth-century ideas of low-carb must've been very different from ours today! Salisbury Steak has been a favorite in our house for years. I like to double the recipe and cook it in my electric skillet so we can freeze the leftovers for a quick future meal.

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Salisbury steak sounds fancy but it's incredibly easy to make. In Sasha's recipe, the hamburger patties are seasoned to perfection and pan-fried to a toasty brown. The onions are sauteed in the pan with the hamburger juices and cooked with the gravy. All the flavors meld together and are fantastic. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes for comfort food at its best. This Salisbury steak is so good you may have to double the recipe.   Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    Worcestershire or A1 sauce
  • 1
  • 1/4 c
    dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, margarine or oil
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    Swanson's beef broth, or 2 c. water + 2 t. beef bouillon crystals

How to Make Home Style Salisbury Steak w/ Onion Gravy


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, pepper, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire or A1 sauce, bread crumbs, and egg.
  2. Stir mixture together well and shape into four patties.
  3. On medium heat, brown patties on both sides in butter, margarine or oil. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  4. Separate onion slices into rings and add to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until the onions turn translucent and brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of flour over the onions. Stir.
  6. Let cook a few minutes until the flour is nicely browned.
  7. Then stir in the beef broth.
  8. Add beef patties back into the skillet and spoon a little gravy over each patty.
  9. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover skillet. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  10. NOTE: Alternatively, you may use sliced fresh mushrooms instead of the onion.

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About Home Style Salisbury Steak w/ Onion Gravy

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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