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Salisbury Steak

This is the best and easiest Salisbury Steak recipe I have ever made.

I have to admit I love gravy, onions, and hamburger so when I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook it quickly became one of my favorite recipes. I love to sop up this gravy with homemade bread. Try our Delicious Egg Bread with Wheat Germ. I have changed a few things but you can find the original online

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If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $14.36 as of June 2022.

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

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

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. Heat pan with 1 tablespoon of oil then add patties for 3 minutes on each side.
  2. Remove the patties to a plate then use a paper towel to clean any bits off the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add the onion soup mixture to the pan and bring to a boil. Return the patties to the pan, reduce heat and cover.
  4. 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 Menu 1 – Family of 4

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