Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury Steak | Pinky's Pantry
Salisbury Steak is an old American dish. Contrary to its name, it’s not steak at all. It’s actually hamburger smothered with gravy. I used to make this all the time for my kids when they were little. They love it with rice or mashed potatoes. And they love it when I add mushrooms to the gravy. Fancy name notwithstanding, it’s really quite simple to prepare and makes a hearty and satisfying dinner.
Salisbury Steak | Pinky's Pantry


Meat Mixture:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ⅓ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

Mushroom Gravy:

  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms, drained and juice reserved
  • 1½ Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in reserved juice from can of mushrooms
  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, chopped onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper until well mixed.
  2. Divide beef into four balls and form into oval shaped patties.
  3. In a large skillet, fry patties over medium heat until brown and cooked through.
  4. Remove cooked patties from skillet.
  5. To the same skillet, add beef broth, soy sauce, sliced onions, and mushrooms.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up all brown bits from bottom of pan.
  7. Reduce heat to low and pour cornstarch mixture into pan, stirring constantly until well dispersed.
  8. Return beef patties to skillet and cook a little longer, stirring carefully, until gravy is thickened and patties are well-coated with sauce.
  9. Transfer to a platter and serve with hot rice or mashed potatoes.