Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe (2024)

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This Salisbury Steak Recipe is a delicious and easy weeknight dinner idea. Skillet recipe that is made with ground beef, and smothered in a brown gravy. An easy Salisbury steak recipe that is a total comfort food.

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Salisbury steak is the ultimate weeknight dinner recipe. A ground beef Salisbury steak smothered in gravy, and paired with mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies. This is a comfort food recipe you will want to make often.

I wanted to create a ground beef skillet dinner idea that you can throw together and cook for a simple skillet recipe. We love ground beef recipes in our home. If you do too, try this simple Salisbury steak recipe tonight.

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  • What is Salisbury Steak?
  • This Recipe Is…
  • Sides to Pair With Your Dinner
  • More Ground Beef Recipes

This recipe is similar to a hamburger steak smothered in a gravy. Depending on the recipe, you will find it is served with brown gravy, mushroom gravy, or an onion gravy.

What is Salisbury Steak?

Salisbury steak is a dinner idea that is made with ground beef and made into a patty form. You will find it is seasoned with herbs, spices, breadcrumbs for a tender and juicy that is then smothered in a rich brown gravy. You will find some recipes feature mushrooms and onions as well.

You might also known this by a “poor man’s steak” which is a way for poor folk to enjoy “steak” back in the 19th century when money was very hard to come by.

This Recipe Is…

Easy – So easy to throw together. You can pair this steak recipe with any of your favorite side dishes. You can pair with salad, veggies, dinner rolls, or anything you want.

Ground Beef – So I used ground beef, but you can swap with ground turkey or even ground pork or chicken. We do it as a hamburger Salisbury steak, but I know other ground meats will work in replace.

Comfort Food Recipe – If you are on the hunt for a comfort food, this fits the bill. Loaded with flavor, comforting classic flavors, and always a hit with most families.

Ingredients You Will Need

Ground Beef


Worcestershire Sauce

Brown Gravy Mix

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Bread crumbs



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How to Make

Full steps on how to make this Salisbury steak recipe is featured in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a visual walk through.

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  1. The first thing you will want to do is add your meat, breadcrumbs, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl.
  2. With your hands you will work all the ingredients together making sure it is combined. Then form 4 flattened patties.
  3. In a skillet on the stove turn to medium heat. Place patties in the pan and let cook until no longer pink. Flip over to ensure both sides cook. Once done, remove hamburgers from the pan.
  4. Turn the temperature to low, and then mix up the gravy packets with hot water in a measuring cup, stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Pour into the skillet, and mix until thickened and smother hamburger steaks.
  1. Return the cooked patties, and smother in the gravy mixture, top with parsley if you would like and serve and enjoy.

Storage Of Leftovers

Fridge – If you have leftovers you will be able to store the meat along with the gravy in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat warm in the microwave, or even in a skillet on the stove. Just watch to not burn the gravy if you do that route.

Freezing – You can freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months. Just place in a freezer friendly container. This warms up pretty well. If you warm it up in the oven, make sure to cover it in aluminum foil.

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Expert Tips and Variations To Recipe

  • If you want you can use old fashioned oatmeal in replace of bread crumbs in the recipe to make gluten free.
  • I used packet brown gravy mix to make it easy. If you would like you can make a homemade brown gravy, onion gravy or mushroom gravy.
  • Toss in sliced mushrooms to cook with the gravy to add mushrooms to the steaks.
  • Press your finger down in the center of the beef patties before you cook. This will help to prevent your patties from shrinking up as they cook in your skillet.
  • Learning how to make Salisbury steak is very easy, and you can play around with spices to flavor your steaks to fit your preference.

Sides to Pair With Your Dinner

  • Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Salad
  • Etc


What makes a steak Salisbury?

You will find this recipe is a cross between a meatloaf patty and smothered steak. Salisbury steak is served with a gravy mixture that you eat with the meat.

Why is Salisbury steak called Salisbury?

James Henry Salisbury (1823-1905) created this recipe, and it was a fancy style hamburger. Since then this recipe has been around for years. Now, depending on where you live, homemade Salisbury steak will vary.

Can I make this in a cast iron skillet?

If your looking for a weeknight meal made in a cast iron, this is great. I love cooking in our cast iron, and a well seasoned cast iron will help add more flavor to your dish.

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More Ground Beef Recipes

  • Beef Enchiladas
  • Korean Beef
  • Smash Burger Recipe
  • Patty Melt Sliders

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Created by: Kelsey

Peeps Smore’s

Course Desserts

Cuisine American

Servings 4

Save your S'mores from the Easter basket and make up this Peeps S'mores dessert. This is a tasty and satisfying dessert the whole family can enjoy. Oven s'mores or microwave friendly.

Prep Time 2 minutes mins

Cook Time 3 minutes mins

Total Time 5 minutes mins


  • 2 graham crackers broke in half
  • 4 Peeps
  • 8 squares Hershey's chocolate


  • Take a baking sheet and line with foil or a baking mat.

  • Break graham crackers in half. Place them on the baking sheet.

  • On one side add chocolate and the other Peeps.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 2-3 minutes. Just enough to heat up the chocolate and marshmallow.

  • Remove from the oven and then smash the graham crackers and marshmallows together. Then eat and enjoy.


Microwave – Add the s’mores on a plate, microwave for 20-30 seconds. Then if needed to be warmer reheat till warm.

Chocolate You can use whatever your chocolate you want. White chocolate, semi-sweet, etc. Now, you can use more or less chocolate just make sure to not add too much or it will ooze over.

Cookies – You could use a shortbread cookie instead of graham crackers or other cookies.



Serving: 1gCalories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 49mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 8gCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.3mg

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Created by: Kelsey

Salisbury Steak Recipe

Course Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 4

This Salisbury Steak Recipe is a delicious and easy weeknight dinner idea. Skillet recipe that is made with ground beef, and smothered in a brown gravy. An easy Salisbury steak recipe that is a total comfort food.

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 20 minutes mins


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs plain
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Gravy Mix

  • 2 packets brown gravy mix
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce


  • In a bowl you will mix your ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic powder, and onion powder together. It is best to mix with hands to ensure it incorporates.

  • Form 4 patties, and place in a skillet on medium heat. You will cook your hamburger patties until they are fully cooked and no longer pink.

  • Pour your gravy mix, hot water, and ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and mix well.

  • Remove patties from skillet and pour in the gravy mix. Cook for a few minutes until thickened. Place burger patties back in the pan.

  • Smother in the brown gravy, and top with parsley if you would like. Serve this Salisbury steak with any of your favorite side dishes.


Meat – You can use ground turkey, chicken or pork in replace of the ground beef.

Alternative to Bread crumbs – Feel free to use old fashioned oats in replace of bread crumbs if you would like.

Gravy – I used packet gravy to make it easy, but you can make a homemade brown gravy if you would like to smother your hamburger steaks in .

Mushrooms – You can add in mushrooms to cook with patties and mix in with the gravy if you would like a mushroom flavor to your dish.

Storage – Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Then reheat in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove.


Serving: 1gCalories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 34gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 938mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g

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