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The easiest way to make Salisbury steak smothered in a rich onion gravy
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Cherie Gozon
11.01.22

Everybody wants a hearty meal at the end of a tiring day. But sometimes those meals can take so much prep time.

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Don’t worry; here’s a recipe that everybody is familiar with and isn’t too complicated to make. It may take a bit more time, but you can always spend the time while the food is cooking to do something else.

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The Salisbury steak is no stranger to every family’s dining table. It’s a foolproof way of bringing the entire family together to enjoy one delicious, well-deserved meal after a long day.

Prepare the following ingredients and start making that steak with rich onion gravy.

The Ingredients

For the patty:

  • 2 lbs. Lean ground beef
  • ½ cup Bread crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Dried minced onion
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

For the gravy:

  • 2 pcs. Medium yellow onions (chopped or sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. Beef base
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. Corn starch
  • 2 tbsp. water

Cooking the Patty

First, make the beef patty for your steak.

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In a large bowl, pour in the egg, milk, salt, black pepper, minced onion, Worcestershire sauce, and bread crumbs. Stir until they are well mixed.

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Once that’s done, add the ground beef and mix everything. Then, form the patty into whatever shape you like. Others like to do a flat patty like a burger, an oval-shaped patty, or a meatball.

Get a greased skillet or a pan with some oil over medium-high heat. Brown the patties for two minutes on each side. Take note that you are not trying to cook the patties here. This process is only to add some color to it.

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After cooking each side for two minutes, take the patties out of the skillet and set them aside.

Making the Gravy

It’s time to make the gravy! Don’t take out the pan and clean it, nor turn off the stove. You’ll use the same pan for the gravy and still on medium-high heat.

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Place your onion in the pan. Sauté until some juice comes out and they turn golden brown.

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Then, add the beef base and two cups of water. Make sure that the beef base is thoroughly dissolved.

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Place the steaks back in the pan. Bring it to a simmer, cover, and reduce to medium-low heat for 45-60 minutes. While that’s simmering, create a cornstarch slurry by mixing the cornstarch with two tablespoons of water.

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After simmering, add the slurry to give your gravy a thick and creamy consistency. Mix the gravy until it has thickened.

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Serve in a deep dish or pan and have a heart meal for the family.

Other Variations for this Recipe

Want to change something to this recipe? Here are a few things you can add or change!

  • Add some sliced mushrooms to your gravy. Mix it when you’re simmering the onions and before you place the slurry.
  • Add two to three tablespoons of butter if you want your gravy to be more creamy. It’s best to use unsalted butter, so your dish won’t become too salty.
  • Care for a side dish? You can steam some vegetables like broccoli, carrots, spinach, or string beans.

Watch the full video and you can cook along with it. Share this amazing recipe to your family and friends!

By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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