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An inexpensive, filling and comforting meal that is family friendly and full of flavor.

I think there are certain foods that remind people of their childhoods. Macaroni and cheese. Sunday roasts. Mom’s chocolate chip cookies. And salisbury steak. Well, I actually don’t ever remember my mom making salisbury steak growing up. If my memory serves me right, my first encounter with salisbury steak was from one of those microwave meals. I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about, even if you don’t want to admit it!! It’s actually surprising that I’d ever want salisbury steak again after tasting one of those! But now as an adult, I find myself drawn towards salisbury steak recipes.

To me, salisbury steak equals comfort. There is something about the “steak”, covered in gravy, and most likely served with mashed potatoes, that I equate with one of those meals you need on a cold night. This is not pretentious food at all, but down home food. And little did I know – at least before I read it in this cookbook – salisbury steak is also found on the menu at some French bistros! Who would have known…

This recipe is as easy as it gets. I know that making gravy can sometimes feel intimidating, but it’s really one of those things that is super simple. The only change I would make to this recipe is to double the gravy – but that’s probably just because we are a gravy loving family!!

This is the “basic” recipe from the book, but I am dying to try the “brilliant” recipe – the salisbury steak stuffed with Roquefort. Um, yum!!

Recipe Rating: 8 out of 10

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Mama’s Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
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An inexpensive, filling and comforting meal that is family friendly and full of flavor.
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil, plus more for the broiler pan
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1½ pounds ground round beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pan drippings plus beef stock
  1. Position an oven rack 4 inches below the broiler. Preheat the broiler. Oil a broiler pan and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion until translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, parsley and cooked onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 6 oval patties and place on the prepared broiler pan.
  4. Broil until the meat is no longer pink in the center and a thermometer inserted in the center reads 160F, about 6 minutes per side. Remove to a serving platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
  5. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the mushrooms and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from the skillet.
  6. In the same skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the flour and let cook for 1 minute. Pour the pan drippings into a 2-cup measure or fat separator. Remove the fat, then add enough beef stock to make 2 cups. Whisk the stock mixture into the butter/flour mixture and cook until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms back in, along with any accumulated juices. Taste and season if needed, and serve immediately with the salisbury steaks.
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  8. From Basic to Brilliant, Y'all


Check out these other Salisbury Steak recipes:

Salisbury Steak with Caramelized Onion Gravy from One Perfect Bite
French Onion Salisbury Steak from Nutmeg Nanny
Salisbury Steak from Thibeault’s Table

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14 Responses to Mama’s Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy {Cookbook of the Month Recipe}

  1. Rosa says:

    A delicious way of preparing steak!



  2. kat says:

    Funny, my mom never made it growing up but it was my favorite tv dinner (I think because it came with a brownie). I’m sure homemade has to be better!

  3. I was looking for a new patty recipe., this looks amazing. my tommy is grumbling.

  4. I have not made Salisbury Steak in forever and my husband loves it! Thank you for the inspiration, I’ll have to try this soon! (And I love Kat’s comment above about the TV Dinner with the brownie, that brings back the memories)!

  5. Nettie Moore says:

    Perfect comfort food. I want to make this for our next Sunday Supper!! MMMMM!


  6. Joanne says:

    My mom 100% never made salisbury steak…which is kind of weird now that I think about it because it’s totally a meal that my dad and brother would have LOVED! I think I might have to make it for them…

  7. Lauren B. says:

    This sounds delicious! I’ve never made salisbury steak before, but really want to try it! Seriously, I’m craving this. Adding it to my dinner list!

  8. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This looks amazing! I’m a sucker for salisbury steak…yum! Thank you for including a link to my page. I’m reminded I should make that again, very soon! 🙂

  9. Looks delicious! I absolutely love mushrooms and I don’t do steak nearly enough. Definitely need to try this!

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  11. Judy says:

    This is definitely a guy’s meal — my hubby would love it and I should make it for him soon while I eat a salad with fish.

  12. Kalyn says:

    Now I’m wondering why I’ve never made Salisbury Steak!

  13. Mrs. L says:

    I admit to liking Salisbury Steak but have never thought to actually make it. Cool!

  14. Ali says:

    The steak made me salivate!! What a way to make it. I’d love to taste your version before preparing mine cause I know mine won’t taste as good as yours 🙂

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