Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Salisbury Steak

I was craving salisbury steak a few weeks ago and decided to make it at home for the first time. I haven't had salisbury steak in years, and I had no idea of how to make the dish.

Fortunately, my friend allowed me to borrow her cookbook from Costco, and it had a recipe for this dish in it. The goal of the cookbook is to get you to buy products/ingredients from their store, so I had to figure out how to make my own gravy instead of buying the store-bought variety. I just followed the recipe I use for my chicken gravy with a few adjustments. The gravy came out beautifully and tasted great.
This steak came out almost perfectly! The only change I would make is to brown the meat in the skillet before putting it in the oven. I like when the edges of the meat have a slight crunch.

I also made mashed potatoes...
and heated up some frozen broccoli (my favorite vegetable, if you haven't noticed already).
Salisbury Steak (<- link to the original recipe)

adapted from Creative Cooking The Costco Way (cool! There's an online version!)
Yields 4-6 servings

1.5 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs (or the store-bought variety)
1-2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1 egg, beaten
16 oz or 2 cups beef gravy (recipe below)
1/4 finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, combine beef, onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, worcestershire sauce, egg, 1/2 cup of gravy and parsley. Mix well.

Form into 4-6 patties (grill patties in skillet to form crispy edges before cooking it in the oven, if desired) and place in a baking dish. Pour the remaining gravy over the meat.

The dish before being placed into the oven. I didn't pour the gravy on top of the meat, and it came out fine.

Cover the pan with foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for 15 minutes longer.

Beef Gravy

1/4 of butter (1/2 stick)
1/4 flour
4 cups of beef broth
salt and pepper to taste

Optional add-ins:
onions, finely chopped
mushrooms, sliced

Create a roux by melting the butter in a skillet or saucepan on medium heat and then add in the flour. Stir the mixture with a whisk, and cook it for 1-3 minutes before adding in the broth. If using onions, add the onions to the roux before adding in the broth.

Once the broth has been SLOWLY added, add in the mushrooms, if being used. Allow the mixture to cook for about 15 minutes. If it gets too thick for your liking, add in more broth or water. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  1. this looks delicious! I m hungry.
    Happy Christmas

  2. Would you believe I've never had salisbury steak? This looks like a great comfort kind of meal, so I think I might need to give it a try.

  3. Memória, Salisbury Steak is one of my favorite things...I could go for this dish right now! I also really love the gravy you made- so good! :)
    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

  4. I love Salisbury steak. Served with a mushroom gravy. And I agree with you that the steaks should be sauted first to brown and then simmered in the gravy. Wonderful Diner Food.

    Your dinner looks just perfect.

  5. I love salisbury steak, I love COSTCO, and I loved you super post.

    My friends, 'JerzeeTomato' and 'therealchiffonade', executives at the SeriousEats website, both agree with me that shopping at COSTCO is such a luxurious experience.

    I mean, my wife (Doctor Elizabeth) and I both understand that if one is to eat good food cheaply, then one must simply go to COSCTO --- where wealthy people shop (the average COSTCO shopper earns over $75,000 per year!!!).

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this delicious recipe. My wife and I will be enjoying salisbury steak, the COSTCO way, many times in the near future.


  6. My daughter often says she can't cook but she can Costco. I sent her a link to the cookbook. The meal looks delicious! Happy Holidays!

  7. thank you for sharing this recipe! i ran across it today on foodgawker and it looked so delish!!! i made it tonight and it turned out great :) i only had chicken broth so i used that instead of beef broth... definitely was yummy still :) thanks again! i'm loving your blog!!

  8. Hi, Memoria This steak looks great(how did you like that rhyme)? The gravy, the mashed potatoes and the broccoli all add color and wholesomeness to the steak! Thank you for the picture and for all of your hard work. Now that I have seen you in action, I am even more appreciative of all that you do from the cooking to the photographing!!!!!! You are awesome, girl! :o)

  9. Thanks, snooky doodle. Happy Christmas to you, too!

    OneOrdinary - Yes, you should try this dish. Make sure you brown the meat first before placing it in the oven.

    Catherine - Thanks for your sweet comment. Happy holidays to you, too!

    Thibeault - I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I'm subscribed to yours and enjoy looking at your dinners. I love mushroom gravy.

    DocChuck - I'm glad you enjoyed the post and the recipe. I hope you make this dish soon.

    Barbara - That's funny what you said about your daughter. She will indeed like the cookbook then. Happy holidays to you, too!

    Stephie - Wow! You move fast! I'm glad the recipe turned out well for you. When I was getting ready to make this dish, I didn't have beef broth either , but I decided to go out and buy some at the last minute just in case. It's good to know that chicken broth works in a pinch.

    Mom - Thanks, mom! That means a lot coming from someone who abhors red meat and pork. Aww, shucks, you are too sweet. I love you, mom! You're "awesomer"! haha

  10. Hi Memoria — I haven't had salisbury steak in years either, not since I ate the frozen dinners that had it as an entree. I used to love it and it never even occurred to me to make my own. This looks like such a hardy, stick-to-your-ribs dinner. Yum!

    I hope you have a great holiday, and I want to thank you for nominating me for The Homies! That is really sweet of you.

  11. Beautiful blog. I'll comme back.
    Merry Christmas and happy new Year.

  12. Irina - Oh, I hope you do try making your own. You know it'll taste much better than the microwave variety. Happy holidays to you, too! Good luck on getting the award; I really believe you deserve it!

    Saveurs - Merci et Joyeux Noël!


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