Salisbury Steak

Every once in a blue moon, I’ll get a hankering for a Salisbury steak TV dinner. But ugh, the sodium and all the other crap I can’t pronunciate that stares at me from the ingredient listing…I just can’t get passed it. So, when I came across a really great deal on ground beef this week – I thought why not make this retro classic at home?

Seasoned beef patties are browned in a skillet, then mushrooms and onions are sauteed down in the pan drippings to create a rich and delicious brown gravy, that the “steaks” simmer in for a few minutes to finish cooking. I love the flavor that the red wine lends to the sauce – it plays off of the beef and mushroom flavors so well. I used portobello mushrooms since I happened to have some gorgeous ones gifted to me recently (thanks, Donna!), but cremini or even white button mushrooms could be substituted.

I served alongside mashed potatoes and green peas to complete the TV dinner ensemble at home, but homemade macaroni and cheese would also be another classict choice. Everyone really enjoyed it!

This recipe makes about 6 steaks – enough for us to enjoy for dinner , and a couple lunches worth of leftovers for us. Which is a major score, considering that they reheat so darn well. Another one for the recipe box, I’m always happy to find something new and different to make with ground beef!


  1. June G.
    Posted January 14, 2015 at 10:54 AM | Permalink

    Love Salisbury steak! One of my favorite, comfort food meals and this looks especially delicious!

  2. Posted January 14, 2015 at 11:08 AM | Permalink

    Haha! I admit to eating a TV dinner just last week! It was a quick and easy lunch for a cold and wintry day…perfect so I didn’t have to leave my desk! You just made the perfect classic TV dinner! Delicious. Comfort. Classy. A classy TV dinner. Awesome post. <3

  3. Posted January 18, 2015 at 10:31 PM | Permalink

    An old favorite that I VERY happy to see. And what a marvelous gravy you have come up with. My family grooves on mashed potatoes too. So I am envisioning happy faces.

  4. barbara
    Posted January 22, 2015 at 9:35 AM | Permalink

    This was dinner last night. Perfect for cold rainy evening. Love your posts.

  5. Kim in MD
    Posted February 11, 2015 at 8:40 PM | Permalink

    My MIL will love this. I will earn major brownie points for making it for her! 🙂

  6. Monica
    Posted March 2, 2015 at 11:16 AM | Permalink

    I made this so my husband would stop buying frozen dinners to take to work for lunch. I slightly undercooked the patties so they would reheat well and I packed them up with mashed potatoes in freezable glass containers. Not only did it freeze well, but he said it was the best salisbury steak he’s ever had. Now this recipe is in my permanent file. Thank you!

  7. Manna
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 8:56 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for the recipe! I made this tonight for dinner and everyone loved it! Thanks again!

  8. Amanda
    Posted October 4, 2016 at 9:16 PM | Permalink

    I’m a bit late to the game but this recipe is great! My father used to buy these horrid frozen salisbury steaks that we would all boycott – I wish he were still alive because he would adore this version.

    I seasoned my meat and vegetables with some garlic powder to deepen the flavor. So delicious and the leftovers packed up well. This will carry us through the winter. Thanks!

  9. Betsy
    Posted January 5, 2018 at 4:05 PM | Permalink

    Made it for lunch today, we made it making the patties smaller then suggested to have more leftovers, glad we did as we loved it .
    Looking forward to leftovers.

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