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Classic Salisbury Steak Recipe

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Updated April 12, 2021
Classic Salisbury Steak Recipe
Classic Salisbury Steak Recipe

This Classic Salisbury Steak Recipe is an old fashioned comfort food recipe you're surely familiar with. A favorite among many Moms and Grandmas out there, this hearty dinner staple is made a little modern in this easy ground beef recipe. This savory vintage meal is sure to make mouths water around the dinner table any time you settle on this recipe. Make sure you make it a complete old-fashioned meal experience and consider making Baked Alaska or a Jell-O dessert for after dinner's over.

Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time30 min


  • 1 1/4 pound ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine


  1. Combine ground meat, salt, pepper, and parsley. Divide evenly into 4 portions and shape each into 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick oval patties. Place 2 Tbsp flour in a shallow dish; dredge each patty in flour. Reserve 1 tsp flour.

  2. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add patties and saute 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan.

  3. Add onions and sugar to pan; saute 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste; saute 1 minute, or until paste begins to brown. 

  4. Sprinkle onions with reserved flour; cook 1 minute. Stir in broth and wine.

  5.  Return meat to pan and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 10 minutes.  

  6. Serve while hot.

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Haven't had Salisbury Steak in years so this recipe was a great find. Using ground meat really does simplify the process a LOT and this recipe is flavorfulrelatively quick and easy to put together. We had ours with sweet potato mash and some oven roast vegetables - DEEELISH!

I've loved these since grade school and I love them still. SO delish!

The Classic Salisbury Steak Recipe has been here as far back as I can remember. It's nice that the McGraws like this recipe.

I was thinking about making Salisbury steak just the other day but I didn't. Of course I had no plans to prepare from scratch and I am happy to locate this simple recipe. My Salisbury steak usually begins with that cubed beef and sometimes ends up being a little chewy. I am anxious to try this recipe.

I enjoy eating Salisbury steak and so does my family. This recipe delivers a satisfying, savory meal that everyone will enjoy. Prepared in one pan, what could be easier? Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans, and dinner is ready.

We prepare Salisbury steak at least two to three times a month. Usually when I find cube steak at the market. I guess I never really thought about making it from scratch. No excuses now with this easy recipe and I bet it will be even better than my original recipe.

This is similar to the Salisbury Steak that I make, except I add minced carrots and tomatoes into the steak itself, pop it into the freezer for about 15 minutes to hold it together and then dredge it in the flour before browning. I've never browned tomato paste or used wine before though...I'm gonna have to try it that way.

Ingredients list doesn't show red wine or beef broth

My Grandmother used to make something very similar to this. It was one of her (and mine) favorite recipes to make. Classic and delicious!


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