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Easy Salisbury Steak (with Mushroom Gravy)

This Easy Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy is the ultimate guest-worthy comfort food. The ultra tender beef patties are drenched in delicious gravy. They’re superbly flavorful yet easy to make!

Plate of salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, baby potatoes, and broccolini.
Homemade Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy is easy to make, comforting, and the ultimate guest-worthy food.

Why This Recipe Stands Out

Here’s why this recipe works:

  • Affordable, Easy-to-Find Ingredients: This recipe is made with simple, readily available ingredients, making it easy to put together.
  • Delicious Gravy: This Salisbury steak is smothered with a rich brown mushroom gravy that’s delicious over mashed potatoes.
  • Guest-Worthy: This recipe is the ultimate guest-worthy comfort food that everyone is bound to love, just like our Tender Pork Ragu!
  • Surprisingly Easy: Despite its gourmet appearance, this recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home, like this Boeuf Bourguignon.

Key Recipe Ingredients

  • Lean Ground Beef – When combined with garlic and seasoned breadcrumbs, it’s utterly delicious.
  • Dijon Mustard – Adds a kick of flavor that takes our beef patties to the next level.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – This sauce adds umami flavor to both our steak and the mushroom gravy.
  • Beef Broth – We recommend going with the best quality broth you can find, for best flavor.
  • Sliced Mushrooms – The final touch to our dish, adding a savory depth of flavor that compliments the beef patties perfectly.

Substitutions And Variations

Here are a few variation ideas to put your own spin on this classic dish:

  • Ground Meat: If you’re not a fan of ground beef, you can easily swap it out for ground turkey or even ground chicken. Note that 80-85% lean ground meat will produce juicier results than 90-95% lean ground.
  • Gluten-Free: If you’re gluten intolerant, substitute the seasoned bread crumbs with gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed gluten-free crackers.
  • Spices: Feel free to experiment with the seasonings in your patties. Try smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or even a dash of hot sauce.
  • Mushrooms: We love adding mushrooms to our gravy here, but feel free to omit the mushrooms if someone you’re feeding has “mushroom allergies.”

Step-By-Step Recipe Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions for 2-3 minutes, then add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Set aside half of this mixture.
  2. Combine half of mixture with beef, breadcrumbs, egg, mustard, ketchup, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Shape into patties and cook 3 minutes per side or until browned/cooked.
  1. Melt butter and whisk in flour to make a thick roux. Zdd broth, mustard, Worcestershire, and sugar, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes until it thickens.
  2. Add the reserved onion/garlic mixture, mushrooms, salt, and pepper to the gravy. Pour over the beef patties and heat until warm.

For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below.

How To Prep Ahead

Take a look at our best prep-ahead tips for this recipe:

  • Chop Aromatics: Onions and garlic can be chopped/minced up to 2 days ahead of time. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  • Prep the Beef Patties: You can prepare the beef patties in advance and store them in the fridge for up to 2 days before cooking.
  • Prep the Gravy: The mushroom gravy can also be made ahead of time. Simply follow the recipe instructions, let it cool, and then store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze for Later: You can freeze the cooked Salisbury steak and gravy. Store in airtight containers in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Closeup shot of a plate of salisbury steak with mushroom sauce, baby potatoes, and broccolini.
Salisbury steak is smothered with a rich brown mushroom gravy, and it’s often served with potatoes or rice.

What To Serve With Salisbury Steak




Commonly Asked Questions

What is Salisbury steak?

Salisbury steak is a dish made from ground beef and seasonings, shaped into a patties and browned. It is usually served with a rich brown gravy.

What’s the difference between Salisbury steak and a hamburger?

Salisbury steak includes binders (breadcrumbs, eggs) and aromatics, along with seasonings. Typically, a hamburger is seasoned with salt, pepper, and not too much else before tossing on the grill. Additionally, Salisbury steak gravy is what makes it entirely distinctive.

Can I use a different type of ground meat for the patties?

Yes, you can. While we used lean ground beef for this recipe, you can also use ground turkey, chicken, or pork. Just keep in mind that the cooking time may vary depending on the type of meat you choose.

How do I know when the beef patties are fully cooked?

The beef patties are fully cooked when they are nicely brown on both sides and no longer pink in the middle. You can also use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature has reached 160°F.

How long does Easy Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy keep?

This dish can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness and flavor.

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Closeup shot of a plate of salisbury steak with mushroom sauce, baby potatoes, and broccolini.

Easy Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

4.98 from 37 ratings
This Easy Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy is the ultimate guest-worthy comfort food. Imagine an ultra tender, somewhat sophisticated burger that's drenched in luscious gravy. Superbly flavorful yet easy to make!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 7
Author: Amy Dong


For the Beef:

For the Gravy:


  • In a heavy large skillet, heat 2 TB olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions and stir 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Reserve half of this mixture for later. 
  • Add the other half of the garlic/onion mixture to a large bowl with ground beef. Add breadcrumbs, beaten egg, mustard, ketchup, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper to the bowl. Stir to combine mixture well.
  • Form beef mixture into 7 even sized patties, about 1/2" thick each.
  • In heavy large skillet, add another TB of oil and heat over medium high heat. Cook beef patties 3 minutes per side or until nicely browned on both sides and fully cooked through — do this in 2 batches, adding olive oil as needed

Make Gravy

  • While patties are cooking, make the gravy: In a separate saucepan, add the butter over medium high heat. Add flour to melted butter and whisk until mixture is a thick roux.
  • Add broth, mustard, Worcestershire, and sugar to the saucepan; constantly whisk until mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil and let sauce boil about 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add reserved onion/garlic mixture from earlier, plus mushrooms, stirring to combine well. Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Pour finished gravy over beef patties in original skillet and heat just to warm through.


  • When making the beef patties, make sure to handle the meat gently and do not overwork it. This will help to keep the patties tender and juicy.
  • If gravy is too thick, add a bit more beef broth; if it’s too thin, let it simmer a bit longer until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Serve your Salisbury steak with a side that can soak up the delicious gravy, like our Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 749mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Method: Stovetop

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