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?
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.
A simple stick to your ribs dish. Ingredients: Directions:
Simple Salisbury Steak
A simple stick to your ribs dish.