Salisbury Steak Recipe

Salisbury Steak
There’s nothing like some good old comfort food, and there’s nothing better than some Salisbury steak. No… not the frozen stuff, the homemade Salisbury steak! It’s tasty, it’s easy to make, and it’s been popular in the United States for many years. I found a couple Salisbury steak recipes online awhile ago, but one of them of them I didn’t like the gravy and the other, I didn’t like the patties. So what did I do? I combine them to make the perfect Salisbury steak recipe. In this article I give you two methods of cooking the patties- on the stove top or on the grill. Whichever one you choose will have a significantly different flavor. Going with the stove top will give a juicy buttery flavor, and going with the grill with give the flamed broiled flavor. If you want you can do what I did, grill half and cook half on the stove top. Personally, I think both methods taste good.

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Salisbury Steak Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings


Salisbury steak-

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup minced onions
  • ¼ cup cracker crumbs (or bread crumbs)
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter


  • 1 onion (sliced into rings)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tables spoon flour
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • Parmesan Cheese (for garnish)
  • Minced parsley (for garnish)


  1. Combine ground beef, minced onions, cracker or bread crumbs, egg, horseradish, and salt and pepper. Shape into oval patties.
  2.  Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Cook patties until they are no longer pink inside, about 7-8 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.  (or if you want, you can grill them)
  3. Add onions and sugar to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste. Sauté for 60 seconds or until paste is browned. Sprinkle the onions with flour and cook for 60 seconds. Stir in beef broth, wine, salt and thyme. Return your patties to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4.  Serve patties on top of cheese toast and top with sauce, onions, fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.

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27 Responses to “Salisbury Steak Recipe”

  1. jenny-up the hill — March 8, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

    I have a tried and true Salisbury Steak recipe that we eat often…very yummy like yours! I’ve never heard of serving the steak on cheese toast though…neat! I’ll be trying that…

    thanks for visiting me and I’m sorry about your Taco Bell experience…that would have completely freaked me out! lol!

  2. Bobby — March 9, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

    Jenny- you gotta try it with the cheese toast, it tastes great!

  3. Elizabeth — March 10, 2008 @ 7:12 pm

    This looks delicious!

  4. Bobby — March 11, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

    Elizabeth- It’s great, you should try it!

  5. Donald — March 14, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

    This is true comfort food. I love the gravy/sauce. Delicious!

  6. Bobby — March 14, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

    Thanks for the feedback Donald, I love it as well.

  7. Schubsta — March 17, 2008 @ 11:57 am

    Tried it and loved it. The cheese toast gives it the little special extra.

  8. Bobby — March 17, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    Schubsta- Thanks for trying my recipe. I’m really glad you loved it!

  9. Kevin — March 31, 2008 @ 11:26 am

    That Salisbury steak looks so good!

  10. Bubble n Wrap — April 4, 2008 @ 2:08 am

    Wow what lovely recipe, tried it last night and loved it too.

  11. Bobby — April 4, 2008 @ 8:44 am

    Kevin – it’s amazing you should try it.

    Bubble n Wrap – Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  12. DJB — April 10, 2008 @ 7:48 am

    I tried this recipe last night and it was very good!! I no longer use Ground Beef in my household…only Ground Turkey. It turned out GREAT even w/ the Turkey!

  13. Bobby — April 10, 2008 @ 9:43 am

    DJB – I’m glad you liked my recipe! It does sound really good with ground turkey as well, maybe others that don’t use ground beef will enjoy this variation as well. Thanks.

  14. Karen — April 30, 2008 @ 2:48 am

    I’m a little late commenting, but this looks AMAZING. Not something to eat every day if you’re concerned about your arteries, but… awesome. Will try it out when I need a little comfort food.

  15. Bobby — May 1, 2008 @ 9:46 am

    Karen – never too late to comment 🙂 Let me know how it turns out. Enjoy.

  16. Rob — May 2, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

    If only I ate meat :). Maybe I will replace the meat with Tofu

  17. valmg — July 11, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

    Wow this looks good! We’ve been thinking about trying salisbury steak from scratch, I think I’m going to try yours.

  18. marius — July 23, 2008 @ 8:16 am

    I wish so much my girl could do something even close to this 🙂

  19. Kimberley — December 11, 2008 @ 8:47 am

    I wish so much my guy would appreciate something like this! 😉

  20. Linda — April 25, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

    Wow, this is really good. I’ve fixed it 3 times in the last 6 weeks! You should know that it is even better 1 or 2 days later. A real bonus if you want to have a meal ready in advance. Put the patties in the gravy and refrigerate. Gently reheat, on low, covered on the stovetop, with a little water in the pan bottom.

  21. ~jessica — April 28, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    this was great! My whole family loved it, even my picky eater, thanks for sharing this!

  22. Amanda Royer — February 10, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Hello! I tried this today, it is wonderful! The KIDS even ate it! Now THAT’S an accomplishment! Thanks so much!

  23. James — February 27, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    Made this for my finicky wife and my daughter. They loved it. I didn’t have horsradish at the time so I used spicy mustard instead. That was two weeks ago. They have requested it again for tonight.

    This is a very easy recipe too

  24. Jessica — May 19, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    WOW!!! This recipe is incredible!! I absolutely loved it. I did my own post of this recipe 🙂 Thanks SO much for sharing!!

  25. Jess — August 18, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! So yummy. I’m young but I’ve been in the kitchen for almost 8 years 🙂 My mom is real picky, but i think she’ll like it! Wish me luck, i love making new things 🙂 Cooking is my passion

  26. grand_dra9on — September 17, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    Hi, I tried several of your recipes and I loved it, really delicious and fit my taste.

    And I really like to try this recipe too, but the problem is they don’t sell horseradish (both fresh and prepared) in my country and I never taste horseradish before.
    So do you have any suggestion on what ingredient should I use to substitute it?
    Thanks 😀


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