Salisbury steak is a classic recipe for a perfectly seasoned beef patty. That is simmered in a beefy gravy that's made with mushrooms, onions, and French onion soup.
If you are looking for more easy dinner recipes that are made with ground beef. Then you should try our meatloaf recipe or our hamburger gravy recipe. These two recipes are a staple in our home and super easy to make.
I learned to make a lot of 30-minute meals growing up. And to this day I still love these easy types of dinner ideas. Who would have thought that Salisbury steak also known as hamburger steaks would be a quick 30-minute meal?
Today I'm going to show you how I make our Salisbury steak with a mushroom and onion gravy. This classic recipe makes for a great 30-minute meal idea.
What Is Salisbury Steak
Salisbury steak is made from ground beef that is seasoned with a blend of seasonings and sauces. Bread crumbs are added to the ground beef to hold the patties together that are then fried in a skillet.
The hamburger steak patties are simmered in a rich beefy gravy. That's made from French onion soup with sliced mushrooms and onions that deepens the flavor of this classic recipe.
How To Make Hamburger Steaks
To add extra flavor to the ground beef I like to mix a simple sauce together. In a small bowl whisk together ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, better than bouillon beef flavor, seasoning salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
Into a larger bowl add the ground beef, bread crumbs, and the sauce. The bread crumbs will help to bind everything together. And the sauce will add not only flavor but a bit of moisture so the patties don't dry out.
Combine all the ingredients together. I prefer to use my hands since I will have to make the mixture into patties next.
Be sure not to overwork the meat mixture this will cause your steak patties to become tough. As the meat cooks it will contract and the more you mix the meat mixture the more it will contract while cooking.
Since I used 1.5 pounds of ground beef, I will get 6 medium-sized hamburger steaks. Turn the meat mixture into 6 medium-sized oval patties by shaping them with your hands.
As I work at making the patties I like to place the patties onto a sheet pan that has been lined with wax paper. This allows me to make sure they are all about even in size.
How Long To Cook For
On medium-high heat add the olive oil and butter into the skillet. Once the butter is melted add the hamburger steak patties into the hot skillet.
Fry the patties until each side has a nice crisp outer side. Making sure that there is no pink on the inside. This took me about 4 to 5 minutes a side on medium-high heat.
In a measuring cup add beef broth and cornstarch. The cornstarch will thicken the gravy. However, if you like thicker gravy then more cornstarch may be needed.
Next, pour the beef broth mixture into the skillet with the patties. Then add the mushrooms, onions, and French onion soup into the skillet.
On medium-high heat, simmer the patties for 8 minutes uncovered. Let the Salisbury steaks with mushroom gravy rest covered for 10 minutes. This will allow the gravy to thicken. Again if you like a thicker gravy then you may want to add more cornstarch.
Serve this classic recipe along with mashed potatoes to help soak up that flavorful gravy. We like to have asparagus as a veggie to complete this meal.
My Creative Manner is answering the question "what's there to eat" with simple recipe creation.
Other My Creative Manner recipes you may enjoy are:
- Steak Marinade
- Instant Pot Chili Mac
- Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta
- Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes
- Chocolate Trifle Recipe
- Beef Ramen Noodles
Salisbury Steak With Mushroom Gravy
Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy is the perfect 30 minute meal recipe for busy nights. Well, seasoned hamburger patties pan fried to perfection. Then simmered in a beefy mushroom onion gravy that is made with French onion soup, fresh sliced mushrooms, and diced onions.
For The Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
- 2 Teaspoon Yellow Mustard
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Beef Flavor
- 1 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
For The Patties
- 1.5 Pounds Ground Beef
- ½ Cup Bread Crumbs
For the frying pan
- 1 Table Spoon Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
For The Gravy
- 5 Large Fresh Mushrooms thin sliced
- 1 Medium Onion finely chopped or sliced
- 1½ Cups Beef Broth
- 10.5 Ounce French Onion Soup
- 3 Teaspoons Corn starch
For The Sauce
In a small bowl whisk the sauce ingrdeints together.
For The Patties
In a large bowl combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, and the sauce mixture.
Shape the combined meat mixture into 6 oval shaped patties.
Add the olive oil and butter into a skillet. Heat on medium-high until butter is melted.
With butter melted in the pan add the hamburger patties. Fry on each side 4-5 minutes or until no pink in the center of the patty.
Add the corn starch into the beef broth mix until there are no lumps. I like to do this in the measuring cup.
Add sliced mushrooms, diced onions, French Onion Soup, and beef broth mixture into the skillet with the patties. Stir the ingredients together. Simmer on medium-high for 8 minutes uncovered.
Turn heat off and cover, let sit covered for 10 minutes.
Serve with mashed potatoes for a complete dinner.