Salisbury Steak

Victorian plate containing Salisbury Steak on mashed potatoes

This recipe serves 2.

I think that Salisbury steak was made popular by TV dinners. Salisbury steak is really nothing more than an individual meat loaf formed into an oval patty. The key behind the recipe is the sauce, hence if you have a meat loaf recipe that you are very happy with and can reduce the quantity to the number of Salisbury steak patties that you want to make go right ahead and use it. Otherwise, this Salisbury steak patty recipe is quite good.

We serve the Salisbury steak on mashed potatoes with a side of green peas. It's reminiscent of the TV dinners we had when we were much younger.

Ingredients Steak

Ingredients Sauce


  1. Combine beef, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire, soy sauce, egg yolk, cream and bread crumbs in a mixing bowl. Using your hands mix the ingredients until combined. Set aside.
  2. On medium heat, place the butter in a nonstick pan.
  3. Add the mushrooms, onions, salt and both types of garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are a golden brown.
  4. Add the flour and mix well, sauté for another 3 minutes, mixing often.
  5. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and beef broth. Let simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Pour into a measuring cup and reserve.
  6. Make 2 equal meat patties about 5/8" thick, from the reserved meat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. In the same nonstick pan that you cooked the sauce melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook the patties until they are browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  8. Pour the reserved sauce over the patties and bring the sauce to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with mashed potatoes and green peas.

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