Super tender patties of ground beef seasoned perfectly and simmered in a delicious mushroom and onion gravy, served over fluffy buttermilk mashed potatoes…this Salisbury Steak with Mushroom and Onion Gravy is a restaurant-quality dinner your whole family will love.
I’m so excited to share this yummy, comforting dinner recipe with you. I’m always looking for great ground beef recipes because I almost always have some in the freezer. This recipe does have a couple of extra steps, but the results are worth the little bit of extra time and prep.
If you are a Salisbury Steak lover, a mushroom lover, or a comfort food lover, I guarantee you will love this recipe.
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Frequently Asked Questions for making Salisbury Steak with Mushroom and Onion Gravy
can I make this with ground turkey?
Yes, it could be made with ground turkey, but the flavor will be different. I recommend using beef in this recipe to get the traditional flavor. If you want to try it with turkey, substitute the salt in the patty mixture with beef bouillon.
What percentage of fat should my ground beef have?
For this recipe, you should get ground beef that has a fat percentage between 15 and 20.
Is there another option for the breadcrumbs?
Can this recipe be made gluten-free?
For this recipe to be gluten-free, you will need to substitute the breadcrumbs in the patties with oatmeal and use gluten-free flour in the gravy. You can also use cornstarch to thicken the gravy instead of flour.
Can this recipe be halved?
Yes, this recipe can definitely be halved. If you halve it, you will have enough to make 4 large steaks, and if you make it as is, you will get 8 large patties.
Can I bake the patties in the oven and then add them to the gravy instead of simmering them in the gravy?
Yes. I have done this both ways. Either way, you need to brown the patties in a large frying pan to also make the gravy. The drippings from frying the patties are an important part of the flavoring for the gravy. If you bake the patties in the oven, you need to bake them at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 medium onion, quartered so you can pulse it in the food processor
- 2 cloves garlic
- ⅔ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 lb mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 6 tbsp butter
- ½ cup flour
- 4 cups beef broth or 4 tsp beef bullion and 4 cups water
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- To prepare the steak patties: In your food processor, pulse the medium onion and garlic. Add the breadcrumbs and milk. Pulse until it becomes a paste. (If you don't have a food processor, grate the onion and garlic, and then mix them with the breadcrumbs and milk to form a paste.)
- Next, add the salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard,1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, and eggs. Mix well.
- Add the ground beef and mix until well combined. Mix well, but do not overmix.
- Divide the meat mixture and form it into 8 large oval-sized patties.
- Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan and brown both sides of each beef patty. Do not crowd. Cook 2 or 3 patties at a time.
- When patties are browned, remove patties and set them on a plate until ready to add them to the gravy. (At this point if you prefer to finish cooking the patties in the oven instead of simmering them in the gravy, bake them at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.)
- When you have browned all of the patties, start making the gravy by sautéing the onions, garlic, and sliced mushrooms in the butter. Sauté them until they are nice and tender.
- Stir in ½ cup of flour. Once the flour is completely incorporated, gradually stir in the beef broth. Whisk it in so that there are no lumps.
- Stir in the salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Put browned patties back into the simmering gravy, cover, and let simmer for 20-25 minutes.
- Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.