Salisbury Steak

A friend of mine recently gave me a mystery food basket that include a wide variety of items. She wanted to see how I could use the items in the basket. I was able to use most of the items but somehow had a single can of French onion soup left over at the end. Eventually I decided to try this out in a Salisbury steak sauce.

Salisbury steak is a dish made from a blend of ground beef and other ingredients. The dish is served with a delicious gravy.

Salisbury steak is a pure comfort food: quick and easy to make. My recipe includes delicious seasoned beef patties cooked in brown onion gravy. To make this outstanding I seared the patties first before finishing them in the gravy. The gifted French onion soup gave the gravy extra flavor. Note that I don’t include mushrooms below but you could easily do so.

I served the Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and steamed peas for a complete dinner. I hope you give this recipe a go and don’t forget to comment, share, or subscribe to my blog!



  • 1 lbs. ground beef 80/20
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 10.5 oz can French onion soup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


In a large bowl combine beef, parsley, onion, and onion soup mix. Divide the mixture into four portions, then shape each into 1/2-inch thick patties.


Place flour in a shallow bowl, dredge each patty in flour, then reserve 1 tablespoon of flour to use later. Discard remaining flour.


Heat butter in a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add patties, and cook for about 3 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium then flip the patties and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the patties to a plate.


Add onions and garlic to pan, cook until onions are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Adjust the heat if onions are browning to fast.

Add thyme, salt, and pepper, stir, cook for 1 minute. Add tomato paste, mix well, then cook for another minute.

Add 1 tablespoon of reserved flour, stir well, then cook for a minute.

Add 1/2 cup of red wine, stir well, then cook until all the wine disappears.


Add 1 cup of water, stir, well. Then add the French onion soup, turn down the heat to low, stir well and cook for 2 minutes.

Return the patty to pan, along with all the juices accumulated in the plate, then bring it to a boil, cover, and simmer 10 minutes, checking in between and gently flipping the patty once. Stir in the cream.


Taste for seasoning. Turn off the heat. Serve the finish steak with mashed potatoes and steamed peas for a delicious dinner!

Serves 4

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