Salisbury Steak (Hamburger steak & gravy)



Ingredients (for the meat mixture)

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (plus 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. beef boullion

Ingredients (for the gravy)

  • 1 to 2 tsp veg. oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch (plus 1/4 cup cold water)


  1. Mix breadcrumbs with 1/4 cup water. In a medium sized bowl, mix breadcrumbs, hamburger, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and beef bouillon. Honestly, you need to get those hands right in there to mix everything thoroughly. I personally, have started using disposable kitchen gloves for these types of jobs. Once everything is well mixed, make 6 patties.
  2. Heat frying pan on medium high, and add hamburger patties. Unless you have a HUGE pan, like I do, you may have to cook in two batches. I normally under cook meat just a bit because it will finish cooking in the gravy (yummmm!). Place the burger patties on a plate and set aside.
  3. I take a couple of paper towels and wipe out the meat grease.
  4. Then add about 2 teaspoons of oil (like a vegetable oil). Add sliced onions and cook until the onions are very tender and browned. Can I tell you I’m not a huge onion fan. And my kids can’t stand onions. BUT, in this recipe, you need them. They are the catalyst to amazing gravy flavor!
  5. Add 2 cups beef stock, and 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce to onions. Keep meet on a low/medium heat to keep gravy at a gentle simmer.
  6. In a small bowl, add about 1/4 cup cold water. Add 1 heaping tsp corn starch into the cold water and stir vigorously. Add this into the beef stock mixture and stir well. Using the cold water with the corn starch is what prevents your gravy from being lumpy. No one likes lumpy gravy!
  7. Simmer for another couple of minutes and your gravy will start to thicken. Add the beef patties back into the pan and simmer a couple of minutes on each side in the gravy. If your kids don’t like onions, don’t let them see the onions in the gravy!
  8. Inspired by Ree Drummond’s recipe, Salisbury Steak.