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Salisbury Steak Recipe with Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy

Salisbury steak is one of those old fashioned recipes that never really goes out of style.

Savory ground beef patties are cooked in a wonderful mushroom gravy. It’s simple, down home delicious food.

This Salisbury steak recipe is perfect for a mid-week family dinner because it doesn’t take all that long to put together or cook.

There are just a few steps in this easy dinner recipe. Simply put together the “steak” patties with a few tasty ingredients. Brown them in a frying pan, then add the mushrooms, cook for a few more minutes and make the gravy.

The ground beef patties in this recipe are simple but really tasty. I love the addition of a touch of ketchup. It adds just a bit of sweetness and great color to both the patties and the gravy. The thyme adds a nice savory herb flavor to the patties.

This recipe also calls for milk to be added to the patty mixture. Milk may seem like an odd addition to a recipe for ground beef patties, but it makes the patties nice and tender, so I wouldn’t leave it out. That said, if you don’t have milk, the recipe will still turn out fine.

This recipe looks like it should be more complicated but it really isn’t at all. And it’s SO flavorful.

All of the instructions are below for you in an easily printable format.

I am a real fan of ground beef recipes. Not only does ground beef let you make very easy dinner recipes, but using ground beef is a way to make affordable meals in this day when the prices of everything are going up so much. Ground beef (or other ground meats) can help you really stretch your budget.

So, if you are a meat eater and on a budget, ground beef is the way to go. I always make sure I have a few packages of ground beef in my freezer. It’s one of the most versatile ingredients on the planet.

One of the other reasons I love this recipe is the use of mushrooms. Mushrooms are not only delicious, and great with ground beef, they are also super nutritious.

Mushrooms are not only low in calories, they are fat free, high in protein and a good source of fiber. They are an excellent source of three B vitamins, have more than 12 vitamins and minerals and are a source of an antioxident that is important for our health.

So there are LOTS of reasons to love mushrooms and enjoy them on a regular basis.

To me, a classic savory Salisbury steak recipe like this should be served the traditional way – with creamy mashed potatoes and peas. Both of these sides go so well with that rich mushroom gravy you’ll make.

I love classic diner recipes like this one. As I said, I think they never really go out of style. There are certain foods that are just comforting and Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy is one of them.

Salisbury steak in pan

I hope you like this easy, tasty dinner recipe. Let me know in the comments below.


Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy

How to Make Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury steak with fresh mushroom gravy is an easy dinner recipe that the family will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 467 kcal


For the Meat Patties:

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef, lean
  • 1/2 onion, small, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons oil, for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mushroom Gravy:

  • 2 to 3 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube


  • In a medium bowl add the beef, bread crumbs, egg, milk, thyme and 1 tablespoon of the ketchup. Mix everything together well. Form the mixture into 4 or 5 thick patties.
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the patties and cook them for about 5 minutes, turning once, until they are well browned.
  • Remove the cooked meat patties to a warm plate.
  • Pan fry the mushrooms in the meat drippings. Add flour to the drippings in the pan and stir using a whisk to make sure you don't get lumps. Add water, the remainder of the ketchup and the bouillon cube. Whisk the gravy mixture well so it doesn't get lumpy as it thickens.
  • Add the meat patties back to the pan. Bring the gravy to a boil and reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the patties are no longer pink in the center, the bouillon cube is dissolved and the sauce is thickened.
  • Serves 4


Calories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 30gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 519mgPotassium: 659mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 149IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 4mg
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Please note: I have marked this recipe as suitable for diabetics because it has lots of protein, the mushrooms are very healthy and it has what for me are reasonable amounts of fat and carbohydrate. That said, please use your own judgement and follow the advice of your health care practitioner.

If you like this Salisbury steak recipe, have a look here at another classic ground beef recipe, shepherd’s pie.

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