Salisbury steak is something I don’t make often, which is a shame because I really like it. First time I ever had it was in the Salisbury House restaurant, it is permanently on their menu. I sort of use the recipe from the Campbell’s Soup Cookbook. The reason it’s sort of is because I modified it and have looked at their recipe in over 20 years. I think everyone gets in a rut with using ground beef, I know I do. Took ground beef out of the freezer this morning and was going to do the simple thing with it, make tacos. Make them to often and today found out I didn’t have enough tortillas. Next idea was hamburger hash but I didn’t feel like having it. Thought of making hamburger stew and started getting everything ready. When I went in the pantry to get a can of tomatoes notice the can of Campbell’s soup. My mind immediately went to Salisbury steak. Since I only needed part of the can for the recipe figured the rest would make a good gravy for mashed potatoes. Salisbury steak is a great way to use ground beef and a different way to use it. The addition of the mushroom soup gives a really good flavour to the patty. As silly as it sounds a leftover patty makes a great sandwich. This is a simple recipe that makes a really good meal. This recipe makes 3 patties.
For the Salisbury steak
1 pound ground beef
1/3 can Campbell’s soup
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything together well in a bowl, form into 3 oblong patties and refrigerate for at least one hour
For The Gravy
2/3 can mushroom soup
1/2 onion finely diced
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 cup beef broth
Mix everything together in a small bowl and set aside.
Preheat a frying pan on medium heat. Add the patties to the pan and cover and cook for 5 minutes. Carefully turn the patties over and cook uncovered for an additional 5 minutes. Remove the patties from the pan and drain off any grease. Add the gravy to the pan and bring it to a gentle boil, return the patties to the pan, reduce heat to medium low, and cook for 4 minutes. Serve the Salisbury steak with some of the gravy on top and the rest of the gravy is perfect for mashed potatoes.