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November 2, 2015

Salisbury Steak

The Mushroom sauce *makes* this Salisbury Steak a wonderful, comfort food - perfect dinner on a cold day

We love a good Salisbury Steak and the gravy in today's recipe is most delicious and really makes this a winner.

To me, a Salisbury Steak is something between a meatball and a meatloaf. This recipe is so easy and quick to make, both the steaks and the gravy. The gravy is more a sauce as it is not as meaty and rich as a gravy, but however you see the topping, gravy or sauce, this is a must try recipe.

The Mushroom sauce *makes* this Salisbury Steak a wonderful, comfort food - perfect dinner on a cold day

I had my first taste of a Salisbury Steak about 4 or 5 years ago, and I must confess, it was not what I expected at all. Firstly it is not a steak as we know it in South-Africa, but simply formed in the shape of a steak.

Secondly, I thought it must be a dish which originated in the old Salisbury, now Harare in Zimbabwe, but again, I was wrong. An American physician, Dr JH Salisbury invented this dish. Now, I know you are not here for a history lesson, but for the recipe. (I just find the oddest things curious!)

As with meatballs and meatloaf, Salisbury Steak is one of the best comfort foods around. Served with creamy mashed potatoes, a vegetable side or two and dinner is set.

The mushroom sauce is really out of this world delicious and can be served with just about any meat, as a topping for burgers, a sauce over vegetables and whatever else you can think of.

Salisbury Steak

4 Servings


500g Lean Ground Beef
1/2 cup Fresh Bread Crumbs
2 TB Milk
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
1 Egg, lightly beaten

2 TB Butter, divided
1 TB Olive Oil
1 Onion, finely sliced
250g Mushrooms, sliced
1 1/4 cup Boiling Water
1 KNORR Beef Stock Pot
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 TB Parsley, chopped


1.) Combine the Ground Beef, Bread Crumbs, Milk, Salt and Pepper, Garlic and Egg in a mixing bowl - mix well - form 4 equal sized oval patties.
2.) Melt 1 TB Butter in a large frying pan - brown the steaks both sides for 5 minutes - remove from pan and keep warm.
3.) Melt remaining Butter and the Oil in the same pan over medium heat - add the Onions and cook 2 - 3 minutes.
4.) Add the Mushrooms and stir-fry until soft and light brown.
5.) Dissolve the Beef Stock Pot in the Boiling Water  {or use 1 1/4 cup plain Beef Stock} - add to the Onion and Mushroom mixture - bring to the boil - return the steaks to the pan, reduce heat and simmer 10 -12 minutes or until the steaks are fully cooked.
6.) Remove from heat, stir in the Sour Cream and Parley.

Serve immediately with mashed potatoes and vegetables or salads.

The Mushroom sauce *makes* this Salisbury Steak a wonderful, comfort food - perfect dinner on a cold day



  1. This is just a Classic ultimate family meal!! I have to make it this week!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. This is always a hit in our house! Total comfort food!

  3. I love this combination, I will definitly make this sooooon


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