Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Salisbury Steak With Simple Mushroom Gravy

Posted by 1 year ago 2 Comments

This is fast becoming a staple dinner in my house. It’s a simple meal that only has one ingredient the kids turn up their noses to: mushrooms. Other than that they love it just as much as The Husband does, who, if it was up to him, would eat this daily. Well, maybe¬†every other day alternating it with pasta and my homemade sauce. He’s the type of person who can eat the same thing over and over — just another way we’re complete opposites.

Anyway, I make this about 2-3 times a month but finally decided to jot down a few notes so I can share it here on the blog. Normally I’m just whipping it together without measuring as it’s a forgiving recipe. You really can’t mess it up — I promise!

I used to make a similar dish that used a can of mushroom soup — click here to check it out — it’s amazing how much less dependent I’ve become on store-bought stuff. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I like keeping fewer things in stock and making more from scratch.

Salisbury Steak with Simply Mushroom GravyHere’s what I do now…

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1¬†egg
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (separated)
  • 2 ¬†worcestershire sauce¬†(separated)
  • 1 tbsp oil (I use coconut)
  • 4 ounces shitake mushrooms, ¬†sliced (any mushrooms work – – I’ve used baby bellas and button)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth (I use this homemade)
  • 2 tbsp oat flour

Combine the ground beef, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, and 1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce.

salsbury steak ingredients

Using your hands, form the meat mixture into 8 patties.

Heat¬†the oil in a large pan over medium-high. Brown the patties (I do mine in¬†2 batches — 4 at a time) then remove them from the pan. They do not have to be cooked through, just seared.

Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan with a pinch of salt and toss around until they begin to soften.

cooking mushrooms

Add the 2 cups of broth and work all those tasty brown bits off the bottom of the pan. It will darken it right up!

add broth

While the broth is lightly bubbling in the pan, make a flavor-thickening bomb — at least that’s what I call it — by mixing the 2 tbsp of oat flour with the remaining soy sauce and worcestershire sauce.

flavor thickening bomb

Put the flavor bomb in the broth and stir in; it should thicken almost immediately.

Return the browned steaks to the pan, coating them in the gravy. Lower to a simmer and cover for 10-15 minutes.

simmer salsbury steaks

During that time I mash potatoes and finish up the broccoli I was roasting.

Then, voila!

finished plate

Family dinner done! And the only complaint I heard was… “Can you not give me a lot of mushrooms?”

Kids eating!

The kids¬†pick them out while The Husband and I think they are the best part. It’s hysterical.

You’ll notice I used 2 pounds of meat for this recipe. The reason is two-fold. First,¬†the kids are getting older and eating more. I’m starting to transition to making larger meals because I have a feeling they are going to start eating me out of house and home. Second, I want leftovers!


Just pop it into the microwave for the perfect lunch!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
8 1 Salisbury Steak and Gravy With Mushrooms
Calories Fat Fiber Sodium
 300 19g 1g 390 mg
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
1g 1g 7g 26g

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    April 24, 2016

    YUM! I've made your original version many times, but since going gluten free, I can no longer use the canned soups so this looks right up my alley. I'm with your kids on the shrooms, but I keep on trying them and do use them finely ground to stretch hamburger & ground turkey/chicken. Ryan is really starting to look like his dad! I can't believe how fast your babies have grown. They are so cute.


    April 29, 2016

    Hi Roni. This looks great and I'm making it right now. The oat flour slurry didn't work for me (didn't thicken up) so I just grabbed some of the broth and made a new slurry with corn starch and it smells amazing. I also added a little north woods fire spice (I'm a Penzeys Spice addict) and I'm serving it with (experimental) sweet potato noodles, roasted potatoes (I KNOW my kiddo will eat those), some steamed broccoli and salad. Hope it's as good as it smells :-). Thanks for the recipe.