Salisbury steak recipe. Oh, so it’s beef.
Do beef patties always sound so indulging and comforting to you? If so, then we’re off to a great start. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about beef steak or burgers. This time, it’s a savior for your blank moments thinking about everyday meals.
What is Salisbury steak?
Salisbury steak is a classic American staple invented by the American physician James H. Salisbury. The dish has been around since 1897 as an ultimate comfort food. It consists of ground beef patties smothered in a rich brown gravy and served over mashed potatoes, noodles or roasted veggies.
What is the difference between the Salisbury steak and a hamburger steak?
Bearing resemblances to both meatloaf and a burger patty, the term ‘Salisbury steak’ has been quite interchangeable to many people. But truth-teller here: These are not that similar at all.
Generally, a burger patty refers to dishes with meat patties only, while Salisbury steak comes together with a rich gravy and additional fillers such as egg, peppers and breadcrumbs. Not to mention the patties in Salisbury steak are often cooked (and served) with mushrooms and onions.
How do you make Salisbury steak gravy?
I would admit in a split second that the rich Salisbury gravy is definitely my favorite. Fa-vo-rite. It’s intoxicatingly delicious— thick in texture and tastes just like a first-string made by a top chef.
Its flavor is truly a cut-above the rest of the gravies. But honestly, broken down: It actually requires zero stress to pull the ingredients together. It’s tried-and-true.
Basically, the gravy is made of simmering the broth mixture (consisting of beef broth, flour, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder and water) with mushrooms and onions on heat so that they combine with the beef juice. Urg, it’s so mouth-watering just by imagining…
In case you’re afraid of piling the sodium and calories too high, there are always substitutes available. For example, pick a low sodium kind of beef stock instead of the regular one. Not to mention bean flour, amaranth flour or barley flour can also be an alternative for almond flour. These are not only high in protein and fiber, but also excellent thickeners for the gravy texture.
And oh, of course, more sweet and nutty in flavor too.
What to serve with Salisbury steak?
People usually add more carbs to Salisbury steak by serving it together with rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes. As it’s already packed high with protein, of course, you’ll free to add more veggies to the dish.
For this recipe, we managed to serve it on a nice bed of pasta and pair the whole thing with a hearty bowl of pumpkin soup (and sure thing, with a few slices of whole-wheat bread too). Would you try it out and give us your thoughts?
Salisbury Steak Recipe
- 12 oz 90% lean ground beef
- 8 oz onion chopped, divided into 2 equal parts
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce divided into 2 equal parts
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 1/2 oz baguette bread crumbled
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 1 egg medium, beaten
- 2 tbsp brown gravy mix divided into 2 equal parts
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp Heinz ketchup divided
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 8 oz cremini mushroom
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp traditional Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp parsley chopped, divided
- 8 oz spaghetti cooked
- Heat 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter on a pan over medium heat. Add 4 ounces of onion in, stir for 5 minutes until they turn translucent. Transfer onion to a big bowl, set aside.
- Make the beef patties: Add successively in the onion bowl: ground beef, ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, oregano, bread crumbs, thyme, and egg. Whisk together.
- In another small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of brown gravy mix and 2 tablespoons of water. Pour the brown gravy mixture into the big bowl of beef mixture, add 1 tablespoon of ketchup, then whisk together until well combined.
- Divide the beef mixture into 8 equal parts. Use your hands to form them into balls first, then push against their surface to form 8 patties.
- Sear the patties: On the same pan as used for the onion at step 1, heat olive oil over high heat for a minute, then reduce it to medium heat and add the beef patties in. Spend 2 minutes to sear the first side, and 2 minutes for the second side. Remove the patties from heat, set aside.
- On the same pan, turn it on high heat (without adding extra oil), add the cremini mushroom in, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir fry for 5 minutes.
- Add in the following ingredients successively: 4 ounces of onion, 1 tablespoon of butter, garlic, flour, mustard, 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon of brown gravy mix (whisked with 1 cup of water). Whisk together.
- Add the beef patties back in the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Add the stir-fried cremini mushroom back to the pan, sprinkle parsley on top.
- Let it simmer for a minute, then remove from heat.
- Serve immediately with pasta (or any veggie of your choice).