Mom's Famous Salisbury Steak Casserole
This salisbury steak casserole recipe is an irresistible twist on the vintage classic.
Mom's Famous Salisbury Steak Casserole brings all the essence of comfort food to the table with this easy casserole version of the classic recipe. If you love Salisbury steak, you won't be able to resist this recipe. This recipe makes it easy to make dinner for the whole family without a lot of added hassle. By making this casserole version, you only have to worry about making one dish for multiple people rather than having to prepare individual steak patties for each person. This meal is sure to become a family favorite in no time. After all, Mom made it famous!
Ideal for the whole family, our baked salisbury steak recipe is unique! Instead of using the traditional mashed potatoes, this recipe uses hashbrowns instead, letting you skip a few steps. This recipe could easily be your next favorite weeknight meal.
Cooking Time40 min
Cooking Vessel Size9x13-inch baking dish
- 1 package condensed French onion soup mix
- 1 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (1-pound) bag frozen hash browns, thawed
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Don't Forget to Thaw Your Hash Browns!
Thawing out frozen ingredients before cooking allows you to remove the excess moisture. This is especially important when you are making a layered casserole.
If you take a shortcut and do not thaw out your hash browns, you could end up with a soggy casserole after the water has baked out of the potatoes.
Learn the easiest ways to prep your potatoes for this recipe when you check out: Why You Should Thaw Your Frozen Hash Browns Before Cooking (& How)!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix together half of the soup mix with the beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt, and pepper.
Shape into 6 oval patties.
Brown patties on both sides in a skillet over medium-high heat. Set patties aside. Pour off and discard any excess fat.
In the same pan, mix the remaining soup mix together with the ketchup, mustard, water, and Worcestershire sauce. Add the butter and whisk until melted and smooth.
Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the heavy cream.
Spread the hash browns over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with the chopped onion. Arrange the browned meat patties over the potatoes.
Pour sauce over the patties.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until the potatoes are golden and the sauce is bubbly. Serve immediately.
Why is it called Salisbury Steak?
Salisbury steak (originally a mix of beef and pork) was popularized way back in the late 1800s. Dr. Salisbury who mentioned it in his book, The Relation of Alimentation and Disease, as a cure for stomach issues and overall health. He also suggested people avoid eating fruits! While this Civil War science is certainly not something to follow today, the recipe is actually pretty tasty. After it's popularity way back in the day, Salisbury steak found new fame and popularity as a TV dinner in the 1970s.
Source: Salisbury Steak: Civil War Health Food
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Nov 27, 2017
Hashbrowns in Salisbury steak is definitely different than how I'm used to making it but I can see why it would be a great idea for an option. I prefer not using breadcrumbs or fillers and think Salisbury steaks should be made purely of meat, savory spices, and slowly baked in gravy made from the bits...and then, smothered in sauteed mushrooms over mashed potatoes. Omg, I'm drooling now...it really is good!
Oct 20, 2017
This is a really nice idea. I've normally had Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes or rice, and the idea of using hash browns as a base is great. I think the Ore-Ida Potatoes O'Brien with peppers and onion would also be a nice base for these Salisbury steaks. Or, adding diced peppers and onions to regular hash browns would be good as well, perhaps with some shredded cheddar added to the mix?
Jul 25, 2017
I cook for an elderly lady and many of my dinners need to be frozen. Any suggestions to enhance flavor/texture after freezing/defrosting/microwaving? Thank you for your thoughts.
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Jul 25, 2017
Hi there! Great question. Tips I have for you off the top of my head are adding fresh elements to frozen meals for more flavor (like herbs and spices). Fresh chopped veggies (or steamed veggies) are a great option for many meals. Fruit can be added to a frozen breakfast or dessert (or alongside any meal). You can also add various condiments to your dish like you would non-frozen foods to take the flavor up a notch (think hot sauce, soy sauce, mustard, ketchup, etc.) Hope this helps give you some ideas!
Feb 20, 2017
I think this would be very good. I have only made Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes, but when I grew up my mom would make has browns and gravy a lot. I loved that. This meal would take me back to my childhood. She always hashbrowned leftover boiled potatoes, but this would be good too.
Feb 19, 2017
I like Salisbury steak, but I never thought of making it along with hash browns. I think my family will love this one, so I'll going to try it after my next grocery run.
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