Skillet Salisbury steak is a classic meal with a mouthwatering tender beef patty drowning in a rich homemade brown gravy. Serve it over some mashed potatoes and peas and you have yourself a winner!

I love Salisbury steaks. They are comfort food at its finest! For more delicious steak recipes try skillet garlic butter herb steak and potatoes, garlic butter and herb steak bites, or cube steaks with mushroom gravy!

Skillet Salisbury Steak in a cast iron pan.

Amazingly Delicious Skillet Salisbury Steak

Skillet Salisbury steak is a one of a kind meal. I have had to get creative with meals lately because my family is so busy. I’m always looking for recipes that are easy and require little clean up. This skillet Salisbury steak is that and more! Tender steaks drowning in a rich brown mushroom and onion gravy. It’s ready in just 30 minutes and is sure to please the entire family! You’ll want to make it again and again.

The delicious meat patties get those nice crisp pan-seared edges but are so tender on the inside. Honestly though, my favorite part is the rich brown gravy. It’s so flavorful and perfect for topping some mashed potatoes with! Since this recipe only takes 30 minutes to make, you’ll want to pair it with these Instant Pot mashed potatoes. They’re ready in 15 minutes and complete the meal so well!

What is the Difference Between Salisbury Steak and Hamburger Steak?

A Salisbury steak contains more fillers such as breadcrumbs, sauces, onions and an egg whereas a hamburger steak only contains salt and pepper. They are very similar and may not have a difference at all depending on the recipe itself. A Salisbury steak can be served on its own or with other sides to make it a meal. They are very similar and both commonly served with a gravy mixture.

Ingredients You’ll Need

You really don’t need a lot to put these skillet Salisbury steaks together. They’re so simple but packed with flavor! The full list of ingredients with measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Ground Beef: To form the Salisbury steaks with. You can also use ground turkey if you want a leaner option.
  • Breadcrumbs: I love adding breadcrumbs to the steaks because it gives them the best texture!
  • Ketchup: Adds flavor and moisture to the patty mixture.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Enhances the meaty, savory flavor of the steaks.
  • Mustard Powder: For a hint of tangy flavor!
  • Egg: Helps to bind all of the ingredients together.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add an extra layer of seasoning. You can also use seasoning salt.
  • Butter: For cooking the patties in. It also infuses them with flavor.

Mushroom Gravy

  • Olive Oil: You will use this to cook the mushrooms and sliced onion in.
  • Mushrooms: Regular brown mushrooms work great!
  • Large Onion: Sliced onion infuses this dish with so much savory flavor. If you don’t want the flavor to be too overpowering, go for a sweet onion.
  • Beef Broth: Acts as the base of the gravy.
  • Ketchup: Adds extra flavor and substance to the gravy.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Adds an extra pop of tangy, savory flavor!
  • Cornstarch: Thickens up the gravy. You can also use flour as a substitute.
  • Water: Use to adjust the consistency.

How to Make Skillet Salisbury Steak

This is a knockout dinner that whips up in no time at all! It’s perfect for busy weekdays when you’re craving something hearty. Here’s how to get your skillet Salisbury steaks tasting absolutely delicious!

  1. Shape Patties: In a medium-sized mixing bowl add the ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, egg, and salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined and then shape into 4 oval patties.
  2. Cook in Butter: Heat the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium high heat. Add the patties and then cook until the sides are slightly crisp and cooked throughout. Remove and then set aside on a plate.
  3. Sauté Vegetables: Add the olive oil to the pan with the mushrooms and onion and cook until tender. Then set aside on a plate.
  4. To Make the Gravy: Add the beef broth, ketchup, and worcestershire sauce to the skillet. Then in a small bowl, add the cornstarch and water creating a slurry. Whisk it into the gravy and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and then add the mushrooms, onions, and patties back to the skillet. Allow to simmer until the gravy starts to thicken. Then salt and pepper to taste. Serve over mashed potatoes and peas and then garnish your Salisbury steaks with fresh parsley if desired.
Skillet Salisbury Steak close up in a cast iron pan.

Can You Bake Salisbury Steak?

Yes! Combine all of the ingredients for the Salisbury steak. Then place the steak patties in an oven safe pan or skillet. Pour the gravy over the top of the steaks. If you would like to roast your vegetables at the same time, add them into the pan with the steak and gravy. Cover and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 35 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.

What to Serve with Salisbury Steaks

I love to serve Salisbury steak with potatoes, noodles or even rice. To make this into a great family meal, add in some vegetables like green beans, peas, roasted cauliflower, or carrots to bring in some color and extra flavor. Mashed potatoes are also a must! Here are a few of my favorite recipes on the blog.

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