SALISBURY STEAK WITH ONION GRAVY

My easy Salisbury steak is my family’s favorite. The tender juicy beef patties are simmered in a rich and flavorful homemade brown onion gravy. Make this recipe your no fuss anytime meal! Perfect a side of mashed potatoes!

SALISBURY STEAK WITH ONION GRAVY

Ingredients
  • Beef patties
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 red onions 1 onion diced the other two sliced thin 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • salt for taste I used 1 1/4 tsp
  • pepper for taste I used 1 tsp
  • 1 Pinch of celery salt

Beef Gravy
  • 4 cups beef broth I use Better Than Bouillon Roasted Beef Base
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp heavy whipping cream optional
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt for taste
  • Pepper for taste
  • pinch onion powder 1-2 small pinches
  • pinch garlic powder 1-2 small pinches
  • pinch crushed red pepper 1 small pinch of crushed red peppers

Instructions
  • Dice the onions. FYI, I sliced a part of the onion just to garnish the steaks as shown in the photos. However, you can dice the whole onion if you like. 
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp of butter or vegetable oil, once sizzling add the onions. Add more butter if needed. Saute the diced onions until softened about 3 minutes. 
  • Remove half of the diced onion and put to the side to cool off. Also, set aside the remaining diced/sliced onions. So you should have two separated onions, the diced ones and then the mostly diced with slices.FYI, in a moment you will be adding half the diced onions to the beef mixture use the other half for the onion gravy.
  • Next, add two slices of white bread to a food processor and process until you get bread crumbs. You should now have about 3/4 cups of bread crumbs. ) 
  • To a large bowl add the ground beef, onions, eggs, seasonings, onions, breadcrumbs and combine gently. Do not overwork the beef, it will become tough. Shape the beef mixture into a round or oval shaped patty.
  • Add another tbsp of butter or vegetable oil (add more if needed). Once the skillet is nice and hot add the beef patties. Sear each side until browned about a minute or two. Remove and drain the fat. *See notes in the recipe.
  • To make the slurry which thickens the gravy, Whisk the beef broth and flour in a bowl until lump free. Over medium- high heat add the slurry to the skillet. Add the heavy whipping cream and the rest of the butter. Mix well. Lastly, add the beef patties and the remaining diced/sliced onions into the skillet with the gravy. 
  • Let it come to a boil and cook for 5-15 minutes or until cooked through. Add two small pinches of onion powder, garlic powder and crushed red peppers to the gravy.  Mix well. Add salt and pepper for taste and use a small spoon to stir between the gravy and patties. Serve with smashed potatoes.