Salisbury Steak

My easy Salisbury steaks are made with ground beef and simmered in a rich and so flavorful homemade brown onion gravy. This recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner!
Salisbury Steak


  1. Beef patties
  2. 2 tbsp butter
  3. 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  4. 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  5. 3 red onions 1 onion diced the other two sliced thin 
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  8. 1 1/4 tsp onion powder
  9. salt for taste I used 1 1/4 tsp
  10. pepper for taste I used 1 tsp
  11. 1 Pinch of celery salt

Beef Gravy

  1. 4 cups beef broth I use Better Than Bouillon Roasted Beef Base
  2. 6 tbsp flour
  3. 2 tsp heavy whipping cream optional
  4. 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  5. 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  6. Salt for taste
  7. Pepper for taste
  8. pinch onion powder 1-2 small pinches
  9. pinch garlic powder 1-2 small pinches
  10. pinch crushed red pepper 1 small pinch of crushed red peppers


  • 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.