Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

I had some lean ground beef that I needed to use up. I Googled ground beef recipes and kept coming up with salisbury steak. I used to love those frozen dinners in the tin tray when I was a kid. I decided to try my hand at a healthy yet tasty version of salisbury steak. I used packaged brown gravy because my daughter loves it and it’s low in fat and calories. The bacon, roasted garlic and caramelized onion really made the steak patties full of flavor. This was an easy meal to make and tasted really delicious – it took me back to my childhood. My husband and I both enjoyed this dish and our kids did too.

  • 3 tsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 8 oz of button or cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef (96/4)
  • Bulb of roasted garlic
  • 2 pieces of bacon, crumbled
  • Snider’s Prime Rib seasoning (or your favorite steak seasoning), to taste
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 packets of brown gravy mix, prepared per instructions

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom GravyPrepare roasted garlic (click on link above for directions). Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, once done remove to a paper towel to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon of bacon grease from the skillet then add 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Once hot, add the diced onion and cook until soft and tender, about 5-6 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil to the same skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms once the pan is very hot. Let them sit, without stirring for 3-4 minutes for a nice golden color. Flip the mushrooms and continue to cook for a few minutes until golden brown.

In a small saucepan, prepare gravy per instructions. Once it’s thickened, add the golden mushrooms and simmer.

Combine the ground beef, bacon bits, caramelized onion, roasted garlic bulb, steak seasoning, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper in a large bowl. Form into oval shaped patties, not too thick or thin. Add the last teaspoon of olive oil to the same skillet over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the salisbury steak patties and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or to your desired degree of doneness.

Place the cooked steak patties on a serving dish and cover with mushroom gravy. Enjoy.

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy


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12 Responses to “Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy”

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    Amber — March 15, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    Made this tonight. It was delicious, but I didn’t think it tasted anything like a Salisbury steak. Could I have done something wrong?

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    Recipe: Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy | — February 21, 2014 @ 8:03 am

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    Shelly Jones — September 28, 2014 @ 6:16 am

    I love Salisbury Steak and make it a couple of times a month. I thought this looked like a good recipe, but it can’t taste like a “real” Salisbury Steak. I make my own steaks using 1.5 lbs of ground beef, 1/3 to 1/2 finely minced white onion, 1 egg, small amount of Ketsup, parsley (fresh or dried), Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, garlic, and bread crumbs. Brown patties in skillet on both sides, top with gravy, simmer.

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    Brittany — October 24, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

    My boyfriend and our family thought this recipe was AMAZING!!! Thank you very much for sharing this!

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    Brittany — October 24, 2014 @ 10:47 pm

    The original recipe in this post, that’s what I meant.. And so easy!! Love it!

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    Sandy — October 26, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    Have been wanting to try this for quite some time now. Made a double batch and will make again. Served over rice, my 89 year old father was in heaven.

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    Mary Wheeler — September 3, 2015 @ 7:29 pm

    Can’t wait to make it.

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    Robert Buckley — September 4, 2015 @ 5:02 am

    Tried this and it is a keeper, just have to refine the thickness.

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    Joyce — November 4, 2015 @ 3:24 am

    This sounds fabulous; the only change I’m going to make is the bacon, and will use turkey bacon instead. I don’t eat pig meat in any form, is all; there’s nothing wrong with it, just not for me. I can hardly wait to try this; it’s almost winter here now, and this recipe will fill the house with luscious fragrances!

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    Margie brown — January 14, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

    Would like to see this on Pinterest

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    Ann — January 14, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    Too high in sodium! Don’t need the added sea salt if you’re using bacon, gravy packet and seasoning.

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    Pauline McMillian Eddington — February 5, 2016 @ 12:32 pm

    I’m making this tomorrow, hopefully it will turn out as yummy as it looks.

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