Hearty Salisbury Steak with a Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Like many recipes that are considered to be traditional American dishes, this recipe is actually a variation of Hamburg Steak that comes from Germany. Although it could be served with something else, mashed potatoes are the natural accompaniment, especially with the rich brown gravy. It s an inexpensive way to feed a crowd, but that doesn't mean that it isn't packed with flavor and something that people will truly enjoy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, German
Servings 4 people


  • Skillet


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 tbsp Bread Crumbs or Panko
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 10 oz Mushrooms sliced into quarter-inch slices
  • 1/2 Onion sliced thin
  • 2 cups Beef Stock or Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 3 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Combine the bread crumbs, ground mustard, paprika, and 1 minced clove of garlic in a large bowl
  • Add the egg and hamburger to the bowl and mix by hand until thoroughly combined
  • Make four oval patties, about one-inch thick, with the meat mixture
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and then brown the hamburger patties, cooking them about 3 to 4 minutes per side
  • Transfer the patties to a plate, they will finish cooking in the gravy
  • Turn the heat down to medium, add the thyme and mushrooms, and cook until the mushrooms are browned, about 8 minutes
  • Add the butter, onions, and remaining minced clove of garlic and cook until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes
  • Whisk the flour into a 1/4 cup of the beef stock to make a slurry
  • Add the beef stock, flour slurry, and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet and turn the heat up to medium-high in order to bring it up to a slow boil to allow the sauce to thicken
  • Nestle the patties into the mushroom and onion sauce and cook until the hamburger is fully cooked, about 10 minutes
  • Plate the individual patties and spoon the mushroom and onion gravy over the top, serve with mashed potatoes
Keyword gravy, hamburger, mushrooms, onions

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