Salisbury Steak with Onion Mushroom Gravy with wine pairing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Salisbury Steak with Onion Mushroom Gravy with wine pairing

This delicious dish goes well with mashed potatoes (best), egg noodles, or rice. If you are going low carb, omit the starch and just serve with a fresh veggie like broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, steamed carrots or green beans.


  • 1 pound ground chuck (or ground round or sirloin if you want less fat) If you use the leaner ground beef, add ¼ cup cold water to add some much needed moisture
  • ½ cup Progresso © Italian style seasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp salt, or less if you want to control your sodium
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper, more or less if you do or don’t like spice
  • 1 tsp Lea & Perrins © Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T. ketchup
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 T. dried chopped parsley
  • 2 cups Kitchen Basics © Beef Stock, regular or unsalted
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup thinly sliced button (white) mushrooms (only if you like them, this is also good without!)
  • 2 T. white flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper (or omit if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram (or thyme if you prefer)
  • 1 T. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. Lea & Perrins © Worcestershire sauce


  1. Instructions for Steaks: Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, finely chopped onions, egg, salt, pepper, ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in large bowl. Terry’s Tip: Put a teaspoon of this mixture in a microwavable bowl. Cook on high for 20-30 seconds, until no longer pink. This is when you get to taste the mixture and add more seasonings if you like!
  2. Shape into 4 oblong patties (how else would you imagine Salisbury steak?)
  3. Brown patties over medium high heat in a large fry pan, until nicely browned on both sides.
  4. Remove from pan, keep warm and start the gravy.
  5. Instructions for Gravy: Save all pan juices. If you use really lean beef you will need to add some canola oil to keep the onions from sticking and to aid the cooking process.
  6. Add sliced onions to pan and cook until they are translucent. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until onions and mushrooms are tender.
  7. Place beef stock in large bowl; whisk in white flour until blended.
  8. Slowly whisk beef stock mixture into onion and mushroom mixture. Cook for about five minutes, until mixture comes to a boil and begins to thicken.
  9. Add sugar, garlic powder, marjoram, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
  10. Finishing the dish: Add Salisbury steak patties back to the pan. If you want the beef cooked through, says to cook ground meat until a meat thermometer reaches 160 degrees.


Wine pairing: I can imagine a soft red blend would pair well with this dish. I would go for a southern Rhone red , for instance a Gigondas, or Cotes du Rhone from France. I also think a soft Merlot would compliment this Salisbury steak recipe . LJ