Homemade Salisbury Steak

Homemade Salisbury Steak

We love good old “home cookin” in our home. We love recipes from long ago that our grandma’s, aunts, and mom’s have made. You might also known this by a “poor man’s steak” which is a way for poor folk to enjoy “steak” back in the 19th century when money was very hard to come by.

If you have a picky eater in your family, not a problem they will scarf this right down. You do not need to buy that cube steak. All you need is hamburger and seasonings and WOW you have a dinner that never disappoints. We serve it with mashed potatoes and usually green beans or a salad.

Salisbury Steak gets its name from James Henry Salisbury who was a doctor during the Civil War in the late 1800s and served the original version to the soldiers.

What Kind of Meat Is Salisbury Steak Made Of?

Salisbury steak isn’t really steak at all—it’s made from ground beef. This simple and delicious dish can be on the table in 40 minutes. What a delicious dinner solution for busy weeknights!


  • Ground Beef
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Green Pepper
  • Egg
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garlic Powder & Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper

Salisbury Steak is comfort food that appeals to everyone and is one of the most family-loved meals because it is so easy to make.

This is an easy Salisbury steak recipe! Keep these ingredients on hand in your pantry/freezer to make. When you’re don’t know what to make for dinner this will be your go-to meal.

If you have any leftovers you can store them in a a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or over medium heat on the stovetop.

Or you can freeze portions in zippered bags for up to 4 weeks and thaw overnight before reheating.

We love ground beef recipes in our home. We hope you will try this Salisbury Steak Recipe soon!!

Follow me into the kitchen and lets make this this recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 pound  ground beef
  • 1 finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup  bread crumbs
  • 1  large egg
  • 2 tsps  ketchup
  • 1 tsp  mustard
  • 1/2 tsp  dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp  dried onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp  fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp  oil


  • 2 tbsps  butter
  • 2 tbsps  flour
  • 1 1/2 cups  beef stock
  • 1 tsp  ketchup
  • 1 tsp  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp  dried onion powder
  • 1/2 pound brown button mushrooms sliced



  • Place all ingredients for the steaks in a large bowl and mix well. (except for the oil)
  • Shape beef mixture into 4-6 firm patties.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet and brown the steaks from both sides, 3-5 minutes each. Remove to a plate.


  • In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook until starting to brown. Pour in the stock, stirring very well.
  • Season gravy with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and onion powder, then add the mushrooms, bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Place the steaks in the gravy and cook, covered for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.
Keyword comfort food, salisbury steak