Salsbury Steak in Pan
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Salisbury Steak

Seasoned ground beef patties topped with a savory onion sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger Steak, Salisbury Steak
Servings: 6 Steak Patties
Author: Anecia Hero - SmartyPantsKitchen


Steak Patty Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 whole egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced (for meat mixture)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper

Onion Sauce

  • 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch see recipe notes


Preparing Steak Patty

  • Combine all steak ingredients into large bowl; mix ingredients using your hands until mixture is well-combined
  • Divide meat mixture into about 6 balls, them flatten the meat and form it in an oval shape (to resemble a steak)
  • In a heavy bottom skillet, heat butter and oil on medium heat
  • Cooking in batches, add three steaks to the hot oil/butter
  • Cook the patties until there is no pink in the middle (I usually cook them 5-8 minutes per side and cover the skillet with foil)
  • Remove patties and place in foil to keep warm

Onion Sauce

  • In a heavy bottom skillet, add oil and butter and bring to medium heat
  • Add sliced onions to the oil/butter; allow onions to cook until tender
  • Remove onions and set aside
  • Deglaze pan with 1 cup of beef broth; strain any reside and return sauce to skillet
  • Add 2 tablespoons of corn starch and whisk until smooth
  • Add remaining broth, pinch of salt, and Worcestershire sauce
  • Allow sauce to heat and thicken for about 5 minutes; taste for seasonings;  add onions back into the sauce
  • Place cooked steaks in the sauce; pour sauce/onions over steaks and cook on low until steaks are nice and hot
  • Plate and pour additional sauce/onion mixture over steak


  • This recipe is intermediate level due to the fact that you're cooking two things simultaneously. If it's easier for you, cook the onions and sauce first, set them aside, then prepare the steaks.
  • Mushrooms are a nice addition to this recipe; simply add sliced mushrooms in with the onions.
  • If you use corn starch as a thickening agent, add it and bring the heat UP. If you use flour as a thickening agent, turn the heat DOWN to low, then add the flour.