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Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak in this onion soup gravy is the best recipe I have found. It is best with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

Salisbury Steak is wonderful with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. My favorite part of this dish is coving the whole thing in gravy. I love to sop up this gravy with homemade bread. 

I first found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2010 Annual Recipe Cookbook.

Cost Per Serving is about $3.59 as of June 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $14.36.

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $10.06.

  • Cost per serving is reduced to about $2.52.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1 burger and 1/4 cup sauce

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet with lid and 2 mixing bowls

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. There will be a savings of about $4.30 for a stocked pantry. 

Pantry & Spices

Total: $4.30 as of June 2022

  • canola oil $2.54
  • flour 5 Ib bag $1.76


Total: $10.06 as of June 2022

  • 1 - onion $0.65
  • 1 - pound ground beef $5.62
  • 1 - onion soup mix $1.68
  • 1 - box saltine crackers $0.98
  • 1/2 dozen eggs $1.13

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep from the above tab
  2. Heat pan with 1 tablespoon of oil then add patties for 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove the patties to a plate then use a paper towel to clean any bits off the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the onion soup mixture to the pan and bring to a boil. Return the patties to the pan, reduce heat and cover.
  5. Simmer for about 10 minutes. The internal temp of the beef will be 165° F. I like to use an instant read thermometer. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $100 – Menu 1

Side Options

Side Salad

Roasted Vegetables

Starches such as potatoes and rice

Egg Bread with Wheat Germ

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