We are so ready for the school year to be over. We have just a few days left and they are crawling by. Not too long at all until our days will be filled with Fortnite and festivals rather than alarms and rushing around. It may seem a little odd to end out the year with a quick weeknight dinner but let’s face it.
Between rushing to the pool in the morning and catching the latest movie in the evening our days in summer can be just as busy as school nights. This Salisbury Steak recipe has become a quick and easy staple around our house. It’s a great dinner to whip up when you only have a short time available.
Recipe for Salisbury Steak
This recipe for Salisbury steak comes together in just a few minutes. The simple ingredients to this recipe also make it a great option for when you are low on money. You can easily leave out an ingredient or two if needed and still have a great end product.
Ingredients for Salisbury Steak
1 lb organic ground beef ( or the best quality you can afford)
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning mix
1/2 package dried onion soup mix
1/2 C panko bread crumbs ( you can use Italian bread crumbs or homemade here too)
1 tsp yellow mustard
2 tsp natural ketchup
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Ingredients for Salisbury Steak gravy
2 pkg low sodium brown gravy mix
2 C warm water
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ketchup
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 C chopped fresh mushrooms
1/4 C diced onions
fresh parsley for garnish
Directions to Make Salisbury Steak
Combine all of the Salisbury Steak ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Process with your hands (or a spatula if you’re into that) until the ingredients are combined. It’s important to not overdo it here though. That will make your Salisbury steak tough and chewy. Just make sure everything is evenly distributed and you’ll be good to go.
Split your meat mixture into 4-6 patties. You can make them the size that fits your family’s eating style. We generally get 6 out of one batch. You want them to be a bit more of an oval or oblong shape than a traditional round hamburger patty. (think a long john donut here).
Cook 2-3 patties for about 2 minutes per side in a medium-high skillet. Just until they are browned on each side. You can cook as many patties at a time as your pan will hold. You just don’t want to crowd them because they will cook unevenly if you do.
Once your patties have all cooked place them on a dish and tent with foil.
From here you can go on to the gravy ingredients. Add 1 T of olive oil ( or your preferred cooking oil) to your pan. Sautee mushrooms and onions 2-4 minutes. You want your onions to be fragrant and translucent. Add in the garlic and saute another minute. Add in warm water and remaining ingredients. Stir with a whisk over medium heat until gravy thickens.
Add your patties back into the gravy mixture and use a spoon to cover with gravy. Cook over low heat an additional 5 minutes or until patties are cooked through.
I am a big advocate of using ingredients that are within your means. If you can’t afford an organic ground beef, by all means, use what works for you. I do highly suggest trying to get the best quality meat that you can afford though. It can get a little costly but the difference in taste alone was enough to sway my family toward purchasing healthier ground beef.
I often use yellow and white onions interchangeably. I don’t find much difference in the taste when there are other strong flavors in the mix. I do find that white onions are slightly sweeter. In this recipe, with all of the other flavors in the dish, it would be fine to use whatever you have on hand or what is on sale that week
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