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Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms and Onions

Updated on October 20, 2015

Why I love Salisbury Steak

Back in the day when I worked with my father, who was the manager of the restaurant and the bakery part of F.W. Woolworth's in our area, I worked as a waitress/secretary for him. I learned to love a lot of dishes from that era. I hate to reveal my age, but it was back in the late 60's. Just to give you a hint of cost then, a slice of pizza was $.10 and glass of soda was $.10.

I can't tell you how many club sandwiches I made, and the popular dishes were turkey and beef open face sandwiches with a side of mash potatoes and topped with lots of gravy. Chicken Croquets were also very popular. But my favorite was always Salisbury Steak. We got to eat for free so every time it was on the menu, I would make myself a Salisbury Steak dinner for lunch. I remember the taste was so delicious and moist and soft and the mash potatoes were real then not instant. So to me I consider this a comfort food.

It was just a no brainer for me when I got married to copy of how I thought it was made for my husband, who is a beef lover, and then when my children were old enough to eat table food. Till this day, my daughters, who are grown with children of their own, still love it and my 7 year old granddaughter, Olivia, said it was her favorite meal.

So, now I will share with you my own version of Salisbury Steak. Just like it says in my profile, for those of you who are just learning how to cook; this is one of those meals easy to make. That is my goal, to teach those of you who think they can't cook; that they can.

To Lighten This Recipe

If you wish to lighten this recipe, you can mix ground chicken or turkey in with the ground beef, also I always look for the instant gravy packs that have very little calories and no fat. If you have a very good non-stick pan, you can also use less oil when sauteing the onions and patties.

Photos of my Salisbury Steak

Dinner complete with mashed potatoes and dinner rolls.
Dinner complete with mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. | Source
Salisbury Steak
Salisbury Steak | Source
The ingredients
The ingredients | Source
Raw steak patties
Raw steak patties | Source
Sauteing the onions.
Sauteing the onions. | Source
Steak patties dredged in flour
Steak patties dredged in flour | Source
After the steak patties are floured and in with the onions.
After the steak patties are floured and in with the onions. | Source
Mushrooms added
Mushrooms added | Source
Sauteing with lid on.
Sauteing with lid on. | Source

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5 stars from 4 ratings of Salisbury Steak

Tip!

Canned mushrooms work out better then fresh mushrooms because they are already cooked and the water content is already cooked out of them.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: This recipe feeds 6 people
  • 2 lbs. ground beef - 80/120
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup ? milk, enough to soak the bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour, mixed with salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 8oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 medium to large onion, peeled, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 envelope instant brown mushroom gravy
  • 1 cup hot water

Directions

  1. Mix the bread crumbs with the milk and set aside. Mix the ground beef with the cheese, soaked bread crumbs, eggs, and seasonings. Form into patties.
  2. Mix the flour with salt and pepper. Get the pan hot and add the onions and saute until translucent.
  3. In the meantime dredge the patties in the flour mixture. When the onions are ready add the patties to the pan, moving the onions to the side. Cook until they are brown on both sides.
  4. Add the mushrooms and mix them around a little. Add the instant gravy pack, sprinkling it all over and then add a cup of hot water. Try to mix this in without breaking up the patties.
  5. Add a lid and saute on medium to low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes and the gravy has thickened. Serve while still hot and enjoy!

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      Rachel L Alba 15 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Linda, I'm glad you like Salisbury Steak as much as I do. Thank you for the visit and great comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Rogers 15 months ago from Minnesota

      NUMMY NUMMY! I can't wait to cook this wonderful version of Salisbury Steak. Tweeting this and pinning this so I can find it with ease. Thanks so much for sharing one of my favorite meals.

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      Rachel L Alba 17 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peggy, Yeah, somebody from my era. Thanks for mentioning that time. I have fond memories of it. 69 was the year I met my husband.

      Thanks also for the visit and great comment.

      Easter Blessings to you and your family.

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      Peggy Woods 17 months ago from Houston, Texas

      In the late 60's...1969 to be exact I started working as an OR nurse in Houston. So I well remember those good old prices you mentioned. Your recipe sounds like a winner!

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      Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hello Jaya, Thank you so much for visiting my hubs and I appreciate the vote and great comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 19 months ago from Kolkata

      Yummilicious!!! Voted up and Pinning! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

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      Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi aesta1, thanks for the visit and very nice comment. If you like hamburg, you will love this. I appreciate your response.

      Blessings to you.

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      Mary Norton 19 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I don't think I've had this before but I think I will like it much, too. Will definitely try this.

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Cornelia, Thank you for the visit and very nice comment. If you are a vegetarian, you can always use veggieburgers.

      Blessings to you.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 21 months ago from Cork, Ireland

      Oh, this looks fantastic. I am not a meat fan but I love mushrooms and this recipe is worth trying. For sure the kids will appreciate it :)

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Jackie, so nice to see you here. Thanks for the visit and great comment. I appreciate you encouragement.

      Blessings to you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Yummy! I can almost taste this! I don't like to eat a lot of meat but anytime I use ground beef I cook it first, pour all the grease off and then rinse it. It still is always very good so I could have this and I am going to! Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi poetryman, thanks a lot, I love your comments. Thanks for the visit too.

      Blessings to you.

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      poetryman6969 22 months ago

      Shared you on Facebook.

      Looks so good I can almost smell it and taste it. Got to have those onions and mushrooms.

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks, Joyfulcrown, I'm glad you like the recipe. Thanks for the visit, I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Joyfulcrown 22 months ago

      Perfect. I now know what to cook for dinner tonight.

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Alicia, Thanks for the really nice comment and visit. It's encouraging to see you in my comments section.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Phyllis, I always appreciate your visits and comments. Thanks so much.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Audrey, It would be easy to do this with a vegetarian patty. It would be just as good. Thanks for the visit.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Crampton 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I remember meals something like this from my childhood. They were always delicious. Your recipe sounds just as tasty!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 22 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Rachel. I love Salisbury steak and your version looks yummy. I must try this next time I want to cook some up. Thank you for sharing your recipe. The photos are great !

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      Audrey Howitt 22 months ago from California

      I would have to do this in a vegetarian version I'm afraid---Passing this on to my non veggie friends!

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Emese, You can certainly skip the gravy, but add just a little beef broth or it may be dry. Changing a recipe a little makes it your own. I do it a lot to recipes I find. Thanks for the visit and comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      EmeseRĂ©ka 22 months ago from The Desert

      Hi, Rachel; This is an interesting dish for me since I didn't grow up here and had no idea what it was. I read it at first to get an idea about a beef dish; my 19-year-old son loves beef and I don't make it often enough for him. I might try this although I would want to skip the gravy, no one in my family is a fan. The patties are made the same way I learned to make meatballs as a child.

      Thank you for sharing one of your favorite recipes.