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Salisbury steak is a comfort food favorite. Tender steak coated in gravy and mushrooms is perfect with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans. What could be better when you are craving a homey meal?
If you've never made Salisbury steak or are looking for new recipes to try we've got a treat for you. Not only do we highlight our favorite Salisbury steak recipe but we also provide video recipes for creative takes on this classic. Ready to get started? Just keep reading!
What is Salisbury Steak?
Salisbury steak is essentially a misnomer, as no actual steak goes into the recipe. Rather, meat patties are formed from a mixture of ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, and spices. This results in a texture that is more akin to meatballs or meatloaf than actual steak.
However, what makes Salisbury steak a standout dish is the thick, delicious gravy poured over the top. Serve with a side of mash and your favorite green veggies and you've got yourself a spectacular dinner.
Salisbury Steak Fun Facts
Did you know that Salisbury steak is named after a 19th-century British physician? His name was Dr. J.H. Salisbury and he was well-known for prescribing beef to his patients "for all manner of ailments," according to the New Food Lover's Companion (page 594).
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
This quick one-minute video recipe that shows you the step-by-step process of making Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy:
Different ways to Make Salisbury Steak
Crockpot Salisbury Steak
If you love coming home to a ready-made dinner then this crockpot Salisbury steak recipe is for you. Prep it in the morning or the night before and you've got yourself a winner.
Instant Pot Salisbury Steak Meatballs
If you haven't discovered the magic of the Instant Pot this recipe will make you a believer. It's a delicious one-pot meal the whole family will love.
Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy
The Food Network's Ree Drummond, aka the Pioneer Woman, shares her favorite "stick-to-your-ribs'' recipe for Salisbury steak. The trick is in making the gravy in the same pan you use to sauté the meat patties.
35-Minute Salisbury Steak with Brown Gravy
If you don't like onions or mushrooms in your gravy then give this easy Salisbury steak recipe a try. It comes together in no time and feeds four people.
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