Recipe: Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

I’ve been trying to vary up my home lunches in an effort to continue eating home lunches and save money! When I saw this recipe, I really wanted to give it a try! Roasted garlic in salisbury steak? Yes please. Here’s how it turned out.

140221-01Here are two bulbs of garlic rubbed down with olive oil and salt ready to be roasted. There’s my first deviation already, the recipe only calls for one bulb of garlic.

140221-02Caramelized red onions…yummy

140221-03Sautéed mushrooms. Can’t go wrong.

140221-04Finished product with the gravy and mushrooms oozing on top…

First of all, here is the recipe:

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

  • 3 tsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 8 oz of button or cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef (96/4)
  • Bulb of roasted garlic
  • 2 pieces of bacon, crumbled
  • Snider’s Prime Rib seasoning (or your favorite steak seasoning), to taste
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 packets of brown gravy mix, prepared per instructions

Prepare roasted garlic (click on link above for directions). Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, once done remove to a paper towel to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon of bacon grease from the skillet then add 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Once hot, add the diced onion and cook until soft and tender, about 5-6 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil to the same skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms once the pan is very hot. Let them sit, without stirring for 3-4 minutes for a nice golden color. Flip the mushrooms and continue to cook for a few minutes until golden brown.

In a small saucepan, prepare gravy per instructions. Once it’s thickened, add the golden mushrooms and simmer.

Combine the ground beef, bacon bits, caramelized onion, roasted garlic bulb, steak seasoning, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper in a large bowl. Form into oval shaped patties, not too thick or thin. Add the last teaspoon of olive oil to the same skillet over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the salisbury steak patties and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or to your desired degree of doneness.

Place the cooked steak patties on a serving dish and cover with mushroom gravy. Enjoy.

Credit: For the Love of Cooking

So what did I think? I thought it was all right. I did of course make little changes in the recipe. I enjoyed the addition of more roasted garlic. If you haven’t had roasted garlic, you really have to. It is such a mellow garlic taste and it is SO easy to make! This recipe called for bacon, prime rib seasoning AND salt and pepper. Well I didn’t want to buy a whole pack of bacon so I bought a pack of bacon bits. I used the prime rib seasoning but didn’t add salt and pepper because I felt like the dish already had a lot of salt and spices. Besides, the gravy on top would add even more salt! All in all, I think it was good though. Maybe I did a horrible job of forming the patties because they fell apart. I’m not a big fan of bacon so I think I would leave that out next time.

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