October 12, 2011

Recipe Post: Salisbury Steak

When we first got married, my meal repertoire was pretty limited, as I imagine most new wives' are. So I was snapping up recipes left and right, especially two person recipes. I was already fairly used to cooking for my family - I shared dinner duty from my mom during college (Thank you, Mom!) But that meant lots of extra food, since I was used to cooking for a group.

So, on a hunt I went for 2-person meals, and this incredibly easy version of Salisbury Steak was an instant favorite.

You will need:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • One package gravy mix
  • Worcestershire Sauce - 2 Tbsp
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper, 1 Tsp ea.
  • Half an onion
First, mix together the Worcestershire, garlic, and salt and pepper.

Then add in the ground beef and mix together thoroughly. This is a "get your hands dirty" meal. I don't have any pictures of that step because my hands were covered in meat. This is why you need lean ground beef - otherwise, your hands get covered in fatty goo...plus the patties shrink like 50% as the fat melts off in the pan.

Then form into four patties. If you can get them all the same size and shape, bully for you.

Put in large, deep pan and brown briefly on either side.

Meanwhile, mix up the gravy mix as directed.

And slice the onion into strips.

Pour the gravy mix onto the steaks and throw the onions in.

Bring to a boil, then COVER and reduce heat to a simmer.

Take this opportunity to console the pouting puppy on the floor who's very upset you haven't dropped anything for him.

Cook the steaks and gravy for 10-15 minutes or until the onions are clear, occasionally ladling the gravy over the patties. They should cook thoroughly in this amount of time.

Once the onions are clear and the gravy is nice and thick, presto, yummy, savory Salisbury Steak, perfect for a busy Tuesday night meal:


  1. I love your salt and pepper shakers!

    Also, this looks yummy.

  2. I am for sure going to try this recipe. I am always on the look out for recipes for a smaller family...it is just my daughter and I and I always cook way too much!...

    I am also going to be searching for those salt and pepper shakers. Oh my wow they are too cute!


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