Monday, January 17, 2011

Easy Dinner - Salisbury Steak

Campbell's Mushroom Gravy
Featured Ingredient: Campbell's Mushroom Gravy

It happens.  You are stressed out. You got stuck in traffic. You are tired and don't have much energy to make dinner. But you are struggling with this underlying guilt to feed your family or even just yourself and your significant other a wholesome home cooked meal and don't want to order pizza again. 

Personally, I love this recipe even if I am having a great day. It is so basic, but really good and it's one of the few recipes where I can make 4 servings of one dish and everyone is happy and digs right in.

I can't claim this Salisbury Steak recipe as my own.  I made one little variation.  It used to be on the back of the can of Mushroom Gravy, when it still was under the Franco American brand and the food styling wasn't as sophisticated as the current package.

This is my Love & Heirlooms cookbook. 
It is so beat up. The binding on one side has come apart. I can't remember exactly when I got it, maybe 15 years ago.  The point of the cook book is you create it.  The authors give you one recipe in each section, and the rest of the pages are blank. Every time I made something everyone liked it would go in the book. Mine is now filled with magazine clippings, handwritten notes, and my grandmother's Lithuanian meat dumpling recipe that we made together years ago. I've crossed out less used categories and expanded other sections.  This Salisbury Steak recipe lives there.

Salisbury Steak - Serves 4
1/4 cup Campbell's Mushroom Gravy + rest of can
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs (finely ground in food processor)
1 egg
1 lb ground round

Beat egg, add onion, breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup gravy.  Fold in ground beef and shape into 4 oblong patties.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick skillet on medium to high heat.  Brown patties on both sides, but do not cook through.

Add remaining gravy and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer.  Cover.  Set timer for 5 minutes.  When 5 minutes is up turn beef patties to other side.  Continue to cook for another 4 -5 minutes until done and patties register at 165F.  Remove to plates and spoon remaining sauce over "steaks."

Serve Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes and green vegetable of your choice or a salad.  You can even make something so basic look a little glamorous.
Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes


  1. Salsibury steak are healthier and more ideal for human consumption. BBQ ideas for a salisbury steaks party require you to keep the pine logs in handy to warm up the air and for toasting marshmallows..

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  2. Thank you! I have been wanting to make this recipe and so happy to find. Family favorite - very easy.

  3. Thanks for the easy recipe. My mother also made this sometimes when I was growing up.