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Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak is a simple classic entree. Like so many classics, this is amazingly delicious. It also pairs well with so many different vegetables or pasta.


The meat center diet is not new. Not even close. The meat based diet idea goes way back.  Dr. Salisbury who was a physician and a chemist in the mid 1800’s to early 1900’s believed that a meat based diet was good for your health. 

Even though Salisbury Steak is named after Dr. Salisbury, his version of it is different than the Salisbury Steak we eat now. A couple differences are we now serve it with gravy and a vegetable (often mashed potatoes) or pasta. Also, the more modern version is often served with mushrooms which you are welcome to add to this recipe.


Salisbury Steak reminds me of my childhood. My mom ran a daycare in our house and many nights by the time dinner came around she was tired. Cooking was also not her favorite thing to do.  She would stock up on tv dinners when they were on sale. We would pop those in the oven (back before microwaves were a thing) and have dinner. I loved the Salisbury Steak tv dinner as long as it got heated long enough so the mash potatoes weren’t still frozen.


Did you have tv dinners when you were a kid? What was your favorite one? 

Yield: 4 servings

Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Steak Patties

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Small onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the steak patties.
  2. Shape mixture into 4 patties. They should be oval shaped. (For my husband and I make 3 patties instead of 4)
  3. Add butter to a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once butter is melted, brown patties on both sides. Cook until patties are done all the way through.
  5. Remove from pan and set aside.
  6. Add diced onion to pan and cook on low until caramelized. About 20 minutes.
  7. Add flour to pan and stir to coat onions. Cook for about a minute.
  8. Add thyme and cook for about 30 seconds.
  9. Stir in beef stock and soy sauce. Cook on medium until thickened.
  10. Add steak patties back to pan. Cook until they are hot.
  11. Serve with gravy over steak patty.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 456Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 730mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 36g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

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Monday 2nd of December 2019

I just made this Salisbury steak and it is fantastic. My husband and son loved them. My husband said they were the best he ever had. The gravy is also delicious. Thank you.

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