I finally made this recipe long after I saved it (don't know why but the amount of salt in the onion soup probably scared me - which is silly cuz I've been using the Lipton onions soup meat loaf thing for years, where you put the whole thing in for 1 1/2 lbs). Well, no it's not salty at all, when you use half a package for at LEAST 1 pounds meat (which I do) and make the gravy with the rest of it, and add NO extra salt. I think it also may be a factor in whether you use regular or lean ground meat - a less amount of drained meat will absorb more - l also find it a common error to not realize how much salt is actually hidden in packaged foods that you may realize-they put in fine print. I also use a low-sodium beef stock and flour mixture often and add the can of mushrooms including the juice. Not only so simple, easy and flavourful, it tastes divine. My 13 yr old daughter has claimed this recipe as her favorite and will not be satisfied unless it is made on a regular basis - and over "smushed potatoes" - Boiled with thin skins so soft till you can mash them, but you don't, and add a bunch of salt and pepper and margarine and fresh parsely if you have it.. yum with everything
oh my goodness this was so good and i refuse now to eat the frozen kind! i cut it down to 1 lbs ground beef (serves 5), and the onion soup mix packages i had were smaller (1.25 oz) so it worked out perfectly. All the other adjusted measurements when you change the serving size work out well, and i just used 1 tsp garlic powder, and a whole egg. They weren't too mushy to work with or anything. I didn't make the gravy, but just made my own brown gravy to go with. so delicious, this will be a regular in my house!
Amazing recipe! The only thing I changed up was like another reviewer I used PaulaG's Onion Seasoning Mix (#89857) because I did not have any onion soup mix in the house. It turned out awesome! My Hubby loooooooved it! Thanks so much for another great recipe! The gravy this made was wonderful, I did not have cream in the house so we used milk instead and it thinned it out wonderfully. I did not let the salisbury steaks simmer as long as they were supposed to(we were hungry) and they were still amazing!!!! :) Yummy and easy!
Yum. Here are the changes I made: used 93% lean beef; added 1 1/2 Tbsp of horseradish to beef (stole idea from another Zaar recipe); added freshly ground flax seed as well as bread crumbs; sliced a whole onion rather than chopped it; replaced 1 can of cream of mushroom soup with 1 can of French Onion soup; thinned the sauce with fat free milk; at the end, I added 2 splashes of dry sherry to the sauce; didn't use the parm. Sounds like I re-created the recipe, but not really. I try and keep things lower fat if possible and boost nutritional value - hence the fat free milk, freshly ground flax seed, and lower fat beef. I like horseradish, that's why I tried adding that. Next time, I think I'll replace the canned French Onion soup with an equal amount of my fresh beef broth - also a Kittencal recipe! - which I just finished making. I made mashed potatoes and it was a total comfort food experience. Thank you once again - Mary
This was a winner at my house, even with the 12-year-old who was sure he didn't like Salisbury Steak. I scaled the patty ingredients back to use 1 pound of meat (with 1 T onion soup mix), and made a full batch of gravy. 1 pound of meat gave me 5 patties, and the amount of gravy was perfect. Served with mashed potatoes and peas with mushrooms. Thanks for sharing!
Really delicious! I have never made Salisbury steak, so was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. Made a half recipe and used leftover gravy plus only a quarter of the recipe's gravy. This was tender and delicious. Ate with mashed potatoes smothered in gravy. Used half package total of the Lipton Onion Soup Mix. Thanks for giving something else to make for supper.
I made this for my family and they loved it. We served mashed potatoes, corn and biscuits with this. What a comforting meal. I really like how the loaves held up nice an firm. The gravy that goes with this is rich and flavorful. This is a keeper, thanks for sharing with us. I love trying your recipes.
My family loved this. They were fighting over it and there were no left overs at all. I did make a "cheater" way though. I used frozen hamburger patties and fried those on the stove, made the gravy in a pan, then put it in the oven while I made some mashed potatoes. It was so wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!! It's definitely a keeper!
This recipe is a family favorite. I made a couple changes, to save time. I add the chopped onions to the meat. And instead of making a gravy, I just use a jar of beef or mushroom gravy. Yummy!
I just finished making this recipe for dinner and it turned out great! I made my own gravy but followed the recipe for the burgers. I precooked the burgers in my George Foreman grill to help reduce the amount of grease. I thought the flavor of the burgers tasted great by itself and would not only make the Salisbury Steak again but would also use the recipe the next time I make regular burgers!