When you want to satisfy tastebuds but don’t know what to cook, you can’t go wrong with comfort food. Although there are many different types – let’s focus on one that will make mouths water… We’re talking Salisbury steak and gravy!
A lot of freezers contain ground beef, but who wants to eat burgers every time? The recipe below comes from Larry of The Wolfe Pit and it’s pretty simple. Best of all, it ends in a delicious Salisbury steak dish perfect for any night of the week.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
For the steak:
- 2 pounds of ground chuck (80/20)
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp. dried minced onion
For the gravy:
- 2 medium yellow onions (either chopped, sliced, or diced)
- 4 cups of water
- 1 tbsp. beef base
- 2 tbsp. corn starch (plus 2 tbsp. water to create a slurry)
- Sliced mushrooms (optional)
You’re going to start by combining the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl: the egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce, dried onion, pepper, salt, and bread crumbs. Mix all the ingredients together until they’re well-combined.
Add your raw ground beef to the bowl and mix it with the other ingredients. Now, start forming the meat into Salisbury steak patties that are the “classic oval shape.” Or, you can also form them into meatballs or hamburger-looking patties.
Get out a large skillet and turn your stove to medium-high heat. Next, brown the patties for approximately two minutes on each side. Keep in mind the goal isn’t to cook them through, you’re just giving them color.
Once this step is complete – remove the Salisbury steak patties from your pan with a spatula.
Toss your cut yellow onions into the same pan you used to cook the meat. According to Larry, you can even consider adding sliced mushrooms during this stage to make the steak gravy even yummier! Sautee the onions in the pan for about two-three minutes.
Now, add in the beef base and your water. Stir it until the beef base is dissolved and it’s blended.
*(In the video, Larry mentions two cups of water, but four in his written recipe. He’s replied to comments that four cups is the correct amount.)
Place the Salisbury steak patties back into the pan with the gravy. Once you reach a simmer, cover the pan, turn the heat to medium-low, and continue to simmer for 45 minutes to one hour.
After the patties have cooked for the proper length of time, add your cornstarch slurry to the pan. Finally, stir the gravy until it is all nicely blended and thickened.
That’s it! You now have a savory Salisbury steak main course that’ll have your family running to the table. It’s a recipe that’s received positive reviews on YouTube like:
“So I just made this recipe and my whole family smashed it!!!! I thought I would have some for tomorrow and NOPE! This was so bomb over the mashed potatoes and broccoli…”
Another person wrote:
“This was delicious! My husband truly enjoyed it. This recipe is a keeper, thanks.”
You can watch Larry in action for yourself below! Doesn’t this dish look amazing!?
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