This easy Salisbury steak recipe is an old-fashioned dish that never disappoints! It comes together quickly and is full of flavor.
❤️ WHY WE LOVE IT
First, Salisbury steak isn’t steak at all. It’s prepared using ground beef, delicious spices for flavoring and is served over egg noodles or mashed potatoes. It’s an old-fashioned recipe that was very popular in the 1950s. Many confuse this dish with Hamburger steak, but they are different. Hamburger steak has fewer seasonings, whereas Salisbury steak has a more robust flavor. We also make ours with Saltine crackers instead of bread crumbs. Southerners love their Saltine crackers, and they add a wonderful texture to the Salisbury steaks. This is a comfort food dish you’ll want to make over and over, and it comes together in just 30 minutes.
🍴 KEY INGREDIENTS
- Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup-you will use it undiluted, and it will be included in the steaks and the gravy.
- Dijon mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, and Horseradish-these delicious ingredients help make a wonderful flavor.
- Crushed Saltine Crackers and an egg-helps with texture and binding the ground beef together to make the steaks.
- Chopped Onion-great flavor
- Ground beef– We use a 90/10 mix when making this recipe.
🥣 HOW TO MAKE IT
Once you make it, you won’t believe how easy it is. You’ll want to add this old-fashioned recipe to your weekly rotation.
Before getting started, go ahead and crush your Saltine crackers and chop your onion.
Step 1: Combine mushroom soup, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and horseradish in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Step 2: In another bowl, lightly beat egg, add saltine crackers, chopped onion, salt and pepper, and 1/4th cup of the soup mixture.
Step 3: Next, add ground beef and mix well with hands. Shape into patties. This made 8 patties.
Step 4: Brown patties in a large skillet with cooking oil and drain off fat if needed.
Step 5: Add 3/4 cup of water to the remaining soup mixture and pour over the patties. Cover the pan and cook for about 15 more minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or rice.
You can easily add fresh mushrooms to this gravy. After you brown the patties and remove them from the pan, toss in the mushrooms and cook them down for 2-3 minutes before adding the soup. As mushrooms cook, they release a lot of water, so you may not have to add the 3/4 cup of water to the soup to make the gravy.
- You could easily use ground turkey or even ground pork in this recipe. Ground pork can hold a bit more fat, so be sure to drain off the grease before making the gravy.
- Different spices can deepen the flavor. Add a teaspoon of liquid smoke to add a smokey flavor. You can also add a couple of shakes of Montreal steak seasoning.
WHAT TO SERVE IT WITH
This old-fashioned dish is wonderful with creamy mashed potatoes or ranch macaroni and cheese. Add our Mississippi Mud cake for dessert!
❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Of course! If you don’t like onions, leave them out. You can also make them to the gravy instead of in the steak patties. Just add them to the pan and saute them a bit before adding the soup to make the gravy.
STORING AND REHEATING
To store, place in an air tight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for 2-3 days. To freeze leftovers, place in a freezer safe container and keep in the freezer up to 2 months. To reheat, let it thaw out and then warm on top of the stove.
💕MORE OLD-FASHIONED RECIPES
Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe
This easy recipe for Salisbury Steak will quickly become a family favorite. Have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!
- 2 (10.34 ounce cans) of condensed cream of mushroom soup -undiluted
- 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
- 4 teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 teaspoon of horseradish
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup of crushed saltine crackers
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Pepper to taste
- 1.5 lbs of ground beef
- cooking oil
- 3/4 cup of water
Combine mushroom soup, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
In another bowl, lightly beat egg, add saltine crackers, chopped onion, salt and pepper and 1/4th cup of the soup mixture.
Next add ground beef and mix well with hands. Shape into patties. This made 8 patties.
Brown patties in a large skillet with cooking oil, drain if needed.
Add 3/4 cup of water to the remaining soup mixture and pour over patties. Cover pan and cook for about 15 more minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice.
Depending on the size of your steak patties, will depend on how long you cook them. A meat thermometer should read 160 degrees.
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