Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy is a comfort food favourite that’s quick and easy to make. Make it once and this will be a recipe you’ll treasure it forever!
Juicy seasoned beef patties drowning in an outrageously delicious Mushroom Gravy, this Salisbury Steak recipe has been tried and loved by readers from all over the world… now it’s your turn!
There’s a homeless guy who lives at our local dog park. He’s a valuable member of our community – he knows all the locals, looks after the park like it’s his own backyard, and he tells the worst jokes.
Anyway, the story of this Salisbury Steak recipe is that I regularly take hot meals down to him, sometimes even fancy-sounding things like tartare, confit duck. As we approached Christmas one year, I asked him what, of all the meals I took to him that year, his favourite meals were.
And he said “Oh, those burgers with the mushroom gravy were spectacular! ” So I made them again for him, then I published the recipe on my site the next day.
This was back in 2015, and that’s how this Salisbury Steak recipe came to be on my website!
How to make Salisbury S teak
Salisbury steak involves making seasoned beef patties using mince / ground beef, then making a mushroom gravy. In my recipe, there’s just two little things I do differently to the usual Salisbury Steak recipe that takes these up a notch:
- Grate onion and soak the breadcrumbs in the juices – guaranteed to make the steaks softer and tastier, a tried, proven and much loved method that I use for my classic Italian Meatballs (plenty of reviews substantiating this! ). Plus it’s much more efficient than cooking chopped onions (raw onion bits in steak is not nice), and you avoid the risk of the steaks falling apart if the onions aren’t chopped finely enough and
- Sear beef patties briefly then finishing cooking IN the gravy: I like to sear them in a stinking hot skillet to brown the steaks so they are still raw on the inside, then finish cooking them in the gravy so the juices that seep while they are cooking flavours the gravy. Never waste free flavour! That’s my motto! Plus, the gravy infuses moisture in to the steaks. Double bonus!
Great Hamburger patties are made with nothing more than good quality ground salt, pepper and beef. Whereas the ingredients in Salisbury Steak patties are more like meatballs – including onion, breadcrumbs and flavourings such as Worcestershire sauce.
Salisbury Steak is pretty much me on a plate. , down to earth good food that’s economical, packs a flavour punch but is not fiddly or time consuming to make.homely and Wholesome
The homeless man and I have very similar tastes! – Nagi x