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One of THE VERY BEST Salisbury Steak Recipes

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Welcome to our classic comfort food section! Today, we’re sharing a mouthwatering recipe for Salisbury Steak. This dish features tender ground beef patties smothered in a rich, flavorful gravy. Perfect for a hearty dinner, this Salisbury steak is sure to become a family favorite. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can Campbell’s French onion soup
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1-3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Beef Patties

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, dry breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and ground black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Form Patties: Shape the mixture into 4-6 oval patties.

Step 2: Cook the Patties

  1. Brown Patties: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the patties on both sides. Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside. Do not drain the skillet.

Step 3: Prepare the Gravy

  1. Make a Roux: In the same skillet, sprinkle the flour over the drippings. Stir and cook for about 1 minute until the flour is lightly browned.
  2. Add Soup and Seasonings: Gradually stir in the Campbell’s French onion soup, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, and water. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until the gravy thickens.

Step 4: Combine and Simmer

  1. Add Patties: Return the browned patties to the skillet, spooning some of the gravy over each one.
  2. Simmer: Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the patties are cooked through and the gravy is thickened.

Step 5: Serve

  1. Serve Hot: Serve the Salisbury steak hot, topped with the rich gravy. Enjoy with mashed potatoes, rice, or your favorite vegetables.

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Breadcrumbs: For a moister texture, you can use fresh breadcrumbs instead of dry.
  • Gravy Consistency: If the gravy is too thick, add a little more water or beef broth to reach the desired consistency.
  • Meat Options: You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or a mix of beef and pork for a different flavor profile.

Variations

Cheesy Salisbury Steak

Add a slice of cheese on top of each patty during the last 5 minutes of simmering for a cheesy twist.

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Mushroom Salisbury Steak

Add 1 cup of sliced mushrooms to the skillet when making the gravy for a mushroom gravy variation.

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Spicy Salisbury Steak

Add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the beef mixture for a spicy kick.

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Herb-Infused Salisbury Steak

Add 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs such as parsley, thyme, or rosemary to the beef mixture for extra flavor.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the patties and gravy ahead of time. Store them separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat and combine just before serving.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Can I freeze Salisbury steak?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked patties and gravy. Allow them to cool completely, then transfer to a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

What can I serve with Salisbury steak?

Salisbury steak pairs well with mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodles, or steamed vegetables such as green beans, carrots, or peas.

How do I prevent the patties from falling apart?

Make sure to mix the beef mixture thoroughly and handle the patties gently. Chilling the patties for 15-20 minutes before cooking can also help them hold their shape.

This Salisbury Steak recipe is a comforting and flavorful dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With tender beef patties and a rich, savory gravy, it’s sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy making and sharing this delicious meal with your loved ones!

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