If you can’t tell by the title alliteration is one of my favorite things.
I also LOVE Salisbury Steak, and my husband never turns down a delicious gravy so this recipe is perfect for us. I hope you and your families enjoy it as much as we do!!
This comfort food recipe couldn’t be more simple. I used a “cheat” ingredient to make it even easier! Is it really cheating if you tell everyone about it, and it creates something so delectable!?
The actual patties are slightly crisp on the outside, and perfectly pillowy on the inside. Oh my lanta…that mushroom gravy is luxuriously silky, and full of AMAZING flavor. Okay, let’s get the show on the road!
For Meat Patties
1 lb ground meat (I use turkey, but beef or chicken would work well too)
2 tbs Ketchup
½ tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
¼ cup Panko Bread crumbs
Salt/Pepper to your liking
1 tbs Onion Powder
1 tbs Garlic Powder
½ tbs Steak Seasoning
¼ tbs Ground Mustard
2tbs Olive Oil
For Mushroom Gravy
1 cup Chopped Mushrooms
2-4 tbs Butter
2 tbs Flour
1 packet Brown Gravy Mix (This is the cheat ingredient…but it makes it oh so delicious)
3 cups Hot Water
2 cups Beef Broth (Low Sodium please people!)
½ tbs Onion Powder
½ tbs Garlic Powder
Salt/Pepper to taste
Combine ground meat, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, panko, onion powder, garlic powder, ground mustard, steak seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add half of your Italian bread crumbs, and fold in using your hands again. Mix well using your best tools, HANDS. Any time I have an excuse to play with my food I sure as heck am going to take it! If it is still too wet add in more of your bread crumbs until the mixture can easily make forms. Do not over manipulate your mixture. I know this is the most difficult direction to see in a recipe…because how in the heck are you suppose to know?! Well, mix until everything is incorporated then at that moment step away homie. Good job, take a dance break if you wish..goodness knows I do.
Once your dance break is over, put your cast iron skillet on medium-medium high heat. You don’t NEED to use a cast iron skillet, but it my skillet of choice. Put your olive oil in your skillet to start warming. While your skillet is heating start making your patties-aka another reason to play with your food! You can form your patties however you choose. This is your time to be creative, or stick with ol’ faithful. This mix makes 6-8 patties depending on your beautiful creations. Once your patties are formed your skillet should be warmed. Place patties into skillet making sure you don’t over crowd them. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side until they are deliciously crispy on the edges. Then plop in the next round of patties and do the same thing until you are finished. Set your patties to the side.
Now it is time to dive into the oh so divine mushroom gravy (I am only speaking figuratively, you aren’t actually going to dive into it…although that would be majestic). Using the same skillet you cooked your patties in add 2 tbs of your butter and your mushrooms. Lower temperature to medium. Refrain from adding salt, so you can get a beautiful color on those shrooms. Cook the mushrooms for 3-5 minutes. While the mushrooms are socializing mix your brown gravy packet into the 3 cups of hot water until it is dissolved. Next add in another 2 tbs of butter to the skillet if what you have added to the mushrooms is nowhere to be seen. When the butter is melted whisk in your flour and continue whisking for about a minute or so, just to cook out the raw flour taste. At this point pour in your brown gravy mix while whisking, then your beef broth. Sprinkle in your onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper then whisk to combine.
Don’t judge your gravy yet. It isn’t quite ready! Place your patties into the gravy and reduce temperature to low. Let it simmer for 10 minutes then flip the patties and continue to simmer for 10 more minutes. I grant permission at this moment to taste the gravy and salt/pepper..whatever you like really. Allowing the patties to simmer in the gravy adds so much flavor. Then you are done! This would be delicious with just about anything, but I usually serve it with rice or mashed potatoes with plenty of the gravy…yummm.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Don’t forget to bask in the beautiful my love bugs ❤
PS: I forgot to take a better picture, so this is my plate at the dinner table. I pinky promise my pictures will get better.