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Southern Salisbury Steak Recipe

In this post I’ll be sharing a classic homemade Southern Salisbury Steak Recipe with mushroom gravy. It is so delicious!

Can you ever have too many ground beef recipes? I think not. Lawsy y’all, ground beef was a staple at our house growing up.

We would have some variation of a hamburger steak at least once a week. Sometimes in milk gravy, covered in onions or peppers and occasionally Salisbury steak.

Salisbury steaks are some delicious down home cooking in a rich homemade mushroom gravy. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

I’ll usually add Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy to our meal rotation at least once every two or three months. It is so good, y’all!

Salisbury Steak Recipe

Blue and white plate with Salisbury Steak and mushroom gravy garnished with scallions

This classic dish has been around since the late 1800’s and used to be considered a health food.

What? Yes, it seems the doctor Salisbury, for whom they’re named after considered these fancy hamburgers and that minced beef patties were health food. Okay Doc, whatever you say!

Unlike a lot of the foods we eat that can be traced way back to the countries that our ancestors migrated from, Salisbury steak is considered to be a true American dish.

Simply Salisbury Steaks

mixing up meat mixture in a mixing bowl

How do you make Salisbury steak from scratch? It is so easy and that is what makes this simple recipe so great and a must for your go to dinner collection.

You’ll need some ground beef, onion, ketchup, Worcestershire, seasonings and bread crumbs.

It almost sounds like the makings for a meatloaf with a fancier name and made into patties.

Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak

Salisbury steak patties in a skillet

Once you have your ingredients combined for the meat patties, they’ll go into a hot skillet with a little oil to brown on each side until cooked through.

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Cooking Southern Salisbury Steak recipe in a stainless skillet

Look at how beautifully browned this easy Salisbury steak gets!

Once your patties have cooked through then you’ll remove them from the skillet and set aside to make what might just be the star of the show. The mushroom gravy!

Easy Homemade Salisbury Steaks

Sautéing mushrooms in butter

Y’all, this gravy is so good! Start with a little butter then add in the sliced mushrooms and onion.

As the moisture from the mushrooms and onion releases into the skillet begin scraping those brown flavor bits off of the bottom of your skillet.

Those tasty bits will add even more delicious flavor to your gravy.

How to Make Mushroom Gravy

Adding flour to mushrooms to make gravy

I like to use baby Bella mushrooms (also knows as cremini) because I think they compliment beef recipes well. White button mushrooms will work just fine too if that’s what you have.

After the mushrooms have softened and browned, add a bit of flour to the skillet and allow it to cook a bit to take that “flour” taste away. The flour is the thickening agent for the gravy.

Mushroom gravy simmering for southern Salisbury steak recipe

Next it is time for some seasonings and beef broth. 

Salisbury Steaks in mushroom gravy simmering in a skillet

Simmer the gravy until you notice that it is beginning to thicken up a bit. Return the Salisbury steaks to the skillet and continue to simmer until the gravy is nice and thick.

This will take just a few minutes and you’ll notice when the gravy has thickened up nicely and taken on a beautiful rich brown color.

Southern Salisbury Steak Recipe

Southern Salisbury Steak Recipe with mushroom gravy served with a side of mashed potatoes and peas and carrots

Doesn’t that look amazing? YUM! I served our Salisbury steaks up with some mashed potatoes with peas & carrots.

Below you will find all of the details in the printable recipe card and past that I’m sharing a few more family recipes that you might enjoy.

Yield: 4 Salisbury Steaks

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Blue and white plate with Salisbury Steak and mushroom gravy garnished with scallions

Classic Salisbury steak recipe with homemade mushroom gravy is a down home comforting family meal. This easy recipe is so delicious and will become a go to for your dinner rotation.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


Salisbury Steaks

  • 1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 3 or 4 Dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp. Cracked Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Mustard Powder
  • ⅓ cup Plain Bread Crumbs

Mushroom Gravy

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • ¼ c Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1½ cup of Beef Broth


Salisbury Steaks

  1. Heat cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the minced ground beef, onion, ketchup, Worcestershire, egg, seasonings and bread crumbs together then form into patties (about the same size for even cooking).
  3. Place the Salisbury steak patties into the skillet and cook on each side until browned. About 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Mushroom Gravy

  1. Add the butter, mushrooms and diced onion to the skillet and sauté
    for about 3 minutes or until the mushrooms have browned and softened.
  2. Next, add the flour and stir to combine. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Next, add the beef stock and stir to combine. Be sure to scrape up the brown bits from cooking the beef patties for added flavor.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper; reduce the heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer.
  5. Return the Salisbury steak patties to the skillet and simmer for 20 minutes.


  1. Serve the Salisbury steaks topped with homemade mushroom gravy along with a couple of your favorite sides.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 570mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 36g

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Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Such a hearty meal, perfect for a cold day like today.

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

We're having some frigid air for our area right now. I want all the comfort foods.

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