Salisbury Steak


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My husband recently said that he was hungry for salisbury steak.    My face became contorted with horror.   All I could think of was the nasty TV dinners of my childhood.  He insisted that it was good and the whole time I was insisting it was just a oven cooked hamburger with a nasty gravy sauce.


The race was now on to find a recipe that used lots of old style ingredients,but would result in a tasty gravy.   I was focusing on the gravy because honestly what can you do to snazz up a 50’s recipe for baked ground beef.

Here is my final recipe.   I can tell you that the “steak” is nothing fancy but the gravy turned out quite nicely.   So nicely in fact that I will be making this one again.

Salisbury Steak


  • 1 can Campbell’s  condensed french onion soup
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs ( 1/2 slice of white bread)
  • 1 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • dash ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried ground mustard powder 
  • oil of choice for browning meat


  • Mix 1/3 can of soup, ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper.   Form 4 patties and brown in frying pan. Pour off any excess oil and set aside
  • Gravy: Mix remaining ingredients in bowl and wisk until flour incorporated into mixture. Pour over meat patties
  • Cover and bake 20 minute at 350.

This recipe was personalized from sources on Yummly and AllRecipes.




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