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Easy Salisbury Steaks with Onion Gravy

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This is how you know that food might be way too important to you.  You make a bucket list.  Which entirely consists of recipes you want to make before you die.  Or in my case, before I turn 40.  Lots of young food bloggers have a 30 Before 30 list, but since I’m older I made a 40 Before 40.  I don’t turn 40 for another 8 years (OK, 7 years and 2 months if you want to get all technical and make me feel even older) so I should totally be able to do it, right?

Check out my 40 Before 40 list here.

Salisbury steak just so happens to be one of the recipes on my bucket list.  Number 13 to be exact.  I don’t know what it is about the number thirteen this year but it, and three (I just realized while talking about my age that I’ll be 33 when Joshua is born-more three’s!), just keep showing up!  Anyway, I made the list several months ago and am happy to finally be able to cross off one of the recipes on it.

And what a delicious one it was!  This is another goodie from The Better Baker, who makes a lot of “my kind” of foods (comfort food) but usually they are healthier options.  My ultimate comfort food is meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy and Salisbury steak is sort of like little individual meatloaves with gravy so this was just a big plate of comfort for me.  These were so good!  So good.  Like so good, guys.  And unlike some more complicated recipes (which I’m sure are even more delish, however), they come together really quick and easy.  I had my Salisbury steaks and mashed potatoes from scratch ready in half an hour.  Dinner time!

Easy Salisbury Steaks with Onion Gravy

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1 egg
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers (about 15 crackers)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 (1 oz) envelope beefy onion soup mix*
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups cold water

In large bowl, combine egg, onion, saltines and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 5 oblong patties.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and sear each side until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Remove patties to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

In small bowl whisk together soup mix, flour and water; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Return patties to skillet. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 – 7 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

Serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie. I served mine with sour cream and chive mashed potatoes.

*The original recipe calls for regular onion soup mix, but I found a beefy version available for a limited time at Aldi.  If you can’t find the beefy kind, I’m sure it’s just as good with regular!  The color of your gravy will just be lighter.

Recipe source: adapted from The Better Baker

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

34 responses »

  1. Just when I was wondering what to lay out for dinner. Thanks, I will try this.

  2. You have some very interesting recipes to try on your bucket list. The Salisbury steak looks great.

  3. Love your foodie bucket list! While I like Salisbury steak, I am glad you warned me about the onions before stopping by! :D My version is quick too – I call it “Company Salisbury Steak” because its literally ready in 20 minutes and company worthy!


    Have a great weekend V!

    • Teehee! I have your recipe pinned but as hard as this may be to believe, I actually picked this one because of the onions! haha! I do plan on making yours too but, sorry, I will be adding some onion. >:)

  4. I am making this for dinner tonight!! YUMMY

  5. your bucket list sounds so fun! glad you decided to do one. i need to get on mine!!

  6. Oh yes! My kind of comfort food right here. I make Biz’s version of Salisbury steaks…ah mazeballs (in her words and yes, I stole it!lol) http://mykitchenadventures1.blogspot.com/2012/04/lightened-up-salisbury-steak.html I’ll have to give this version a try sometime! Pinning for future reference!

    • I have her recipe pinned but I like you added some oniony goodness (dried shallot) to your version. I’d so have to do that too! I love onion as much as she hates it-lol.

  7. thebetterbaker11

    Oh my goodness those look tasty! This is definitely a favorite meal…and I too, LOVE meatloaf. Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe from my blog. You make everything look mouth-watering!!!!! XO

  8. I never realized it, but I do have a culinary bucket list. Mine is mostly about what to eat, not what to make. :)

  9. I could care less about the steak, but that onion gravy is calling to me. Big time.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! =)
    Your photos make me hungry! Pinning to save…I need to make this soon!

  11. I could see how this could be a a “repeat performance” recipe. It looks delicious Veronica!

  12. Thank you. This was what I fixed tonight for dinner. Husband hadn’t been eating very well lately but he ate like a piggy tonight. I couldn’t find the beefy onion soup mix so I used the regular onion soup mix and a couple of cubes of beef bullion. Turned out great. Thank you for the simple easy and not real expensive recipe……it will be put in my “favorites” folder. :)

  13. I LOVE the idea of a recipe bucket list (though mine would be 50 Before 50, and I’d have 16 months to get them all done). And I LOVE that you have comfort food on your list – and that you shared this recipe!!! Salisbury steak is one of those meals that brings me back to my childhood….I can’t wait to try this recipe (once I am allowed to eat all the ingredients again – I’m currently on a no carb, no grain diet so the saltines are out for a little while). By the way…they say great things come in threes so…pretty cool you have all those 3′s popping up!

  14. What a great idea to make a list, I might need to do this! I tried oysters for the first time in San Fran and that was definitely on a mental bucket list for me. I have made an Asian version of a Salisbury steak but this looks like the classic I remember, and it looks delicious!

    • Omgoodness, can’t believe you just now tried oysters! Well good for you! Asian Salisbury steak sounds wonderful – I bet it had a sticky/sweet/salty glaze!

  15. I have made this twice now. My hubby has requested it be added to the dinner menu rotation. I was able to find the beefy onion dried soup at Walmart. It was the Lipton brand.

    • I’m so happy to hear you’ve not only made them, but made them twice and it’s now going to be a regular in your home! That is so neat! Glad you could find the soup mix. :)

  16. Pingback: Roasted Tomato & Portabella Meatloaf | Veronica's Cornucopia

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