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Sep 21, 2021


Grandma’s Salisbury Steak

When it comes to comfort food, few dishes evoke the warmth and nostalgia of Grandma’s cooking. For me, Salisbury Steak holds a special place in my heart as a cherished childhood meal prepared by my beloved grandma Carroll. Although I never managed to obtain her original recipe, I’ve embarked on a culinary journey, experimenting with different variations, and finally arrived at a flavorful rendition that I’m excited to share with you today. Join me as we recreate Grandma’s Salisbury Steak, a classic dish that, when paired with creamy mashed potatoes, is sure to delight the taste buds of your entire family.


Beef Patties:

  • 1 pound ground beef (85/15 blend works well)
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (preferably panko bread crumbs)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for pan)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small white onion, sliced into half moons
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, beaten egg, ketchup, Dijon mustard, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to ensure all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. While the pan heats up, divide the beef mixture into four equal portions and shape them into patties.
  3. Place the beef patties in the hot frying pan and cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side, or until they develop a golden-brown crust. Once cooked, remove the patties from the pan and set them aside.
  4. In the same frying pan, add the butter and flour, stirring constantly over medium heat for about a minute. This will create a roux, which will serve as the base for the delicious gravy.
  5. Slowly pour in the beef stock, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and onion powder, stirring continuously to combine the ingredients thoroughly. Allow the mixture to come to a rolling boil.
  6. Next, add the sliced mushrooms and onions to the pan, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently to incorporate the vegetables into the gravy.
  7. Return the beef patties to the pan, nestling them into the simmering gravy. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and let it cook for approximately 10 minutes. This will allow the flavors to meld together and the patties to soak up the rich, savory gravy.
  8. While the Salisbury Steak finishes cooking, prepare a batch of creamy mashed potatoes to accompany the dish. Serve the Salisbury Steak hot, with a generous ladle of gravy, alongside a helping of velvety mashed potatoes.

In Conclusion:

With each bite of Grandma’s Salisbury Steak, memories of my childhood come flooding back. The aroma, the tender beef patties, and the savory gravy all combine to create a truly comforting and satisfying meal. Through my culinary adventures, I’ve managed to recreate the essence of my grandma’s recipe, infusing it with my own touches. Now, you too can experience the joy and nostalgia of Grandma’s Salisbury Steak by following this recipe. Share it with your loved ones, gather around the table, and create your own cherished memories with this delicious, homemade classic.


This is Renee “Doing what I love”

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Hi there! My name is Renee Dalton. I'm not a professional chef but a self taught cook and baker. I have loved to cook and bake for as long as I can remember. Cooking and baking for others is one thing that brings me a lot of joy.

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