Simple Salisbury Steak


We had a couple pounds of ground beef to use up and we have had hamburgers several times at the end of last month and wanted to switch things up. Since I was still seeking comfort foods (I love the weather but always get a bit depressed before back to school time) I really wanted something that reminded me of childhood. Salisbury steaks used to be one of my favorite meals. I haven’t made it in years and decided to give it a try again.

My son asked me if Salisbury Steak was basically hamburgers with gravy. Well, sort of. Technically hamburgers are supposed to be ground beef with minimal spices like salt and black pepper. If you add binders such as oats, bread crumbs, or other spices it is supposed to be called a beef patty or hamburger steak. Then if you add other ingredients like onions, mushrooms, or green peppers to the meat and do not serve it on a roll but with gravy it becomes Salisbury Steaks. Who knew?

Verdict:

Another hit! I made this a simple meal by adding in packaged gravy mix and instant potatoes. To fully make the dish on a weekend next time I will make the hamburger gravy from the drippings of the meat and homemade mashed potatoes but for a simple dinner during the week the packaged gravy and instant mashed potatoes worked fine.

I served this with green beans and a simple green salad.

Simple Salisbury Steak

A simple stick to your ribs dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • teaspoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • packets brown gravy mix
  • cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes for serving, if desired

Directions:

  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl until well combined.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook patties on both sides until no longer pink.
  4. Lower temperature to low.
  5. Whisk together gravy mix and water until well blended.
  6. Whisk in ketchup and Worcestershire and pour over patties in skillet.
  7. Allow to simmer until gravy warms and thickens. Serve over mashed potatoes if desired.

 

8 Comments Add yours

  1. syl65 says:

    Reminds me of growing up and my mom and grandma making all kind dishes out of ground beef.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Exactly. Now a days for me it is chicken breasts or ground beef. Cheaper cuts of meat that will fill my family up!

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      1. syl65 says:

        Doing more chicken here 😊

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  2. Classic…and drool-worthy! 😜

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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  3. I didn’t know this. Thanks for the share and the information, Marci.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      You are most welcome!

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