My Mushroom Salsbury Steak has become the most requested dinner by the 13-Year-Old. He's loved this dish for years and never complained as I tweaked and experimented with it.
Years ago I used to use Old Fashioned Oats as meat binder. Now I simple dice up mushrooms. They add such a wonderful flavor and texture, and I love that I'm getting the kids to eat them. Usually, if the mushrooms are only in the gravy, they'll just pick them out.
I usually serve this alongside a roasted veggie and mashed potatoes or egg noodles to take advantage of the gravy. We make it about every other week. It's such a classic home-cooked meal, and it makes me extraordinarily happy the kids like it. Yes, even the 7-Year-Old. He's not at the age to rave about it but every time I make this meal he eats with little or no complaints. He skips the gravy on the potatoes because the kid just does not like condiments or sauces. It's quite amusing.
Mushroom Salsbury Steak
Yield 4 servings
Mushroom Salsbury Steak is my family's favorite home cooked meal. It's best served with mashed potatoes or egg noodles and a side of roasted veggies.
- 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
- 1lb lean ground beef
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp dried thyme (separated)
- 2 tbsp dried minced onions
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil (separated)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 30g oat flour (¼ cup)
- 2 cup chicken broth
Chop ¾ of the mushrooms small enough to melt into the meat. I pretty much dice them. Slice the remaining mushrooms. Set aside.
Mix the beef with the diced mushrooms, egg, 1 tsp of the dried thyme, minced onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Form into eight patties.
Heat about ½ of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the patties, cooking about 3 minutes a side. Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside.
Add the remaining oil to the skillet and saute the sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle them with the remaining 1 tsp of dried thyme and 1 tsp of garlic powder.
While the mushrooms are cooking, whisk the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, oat flour, and chicken broth together. Add the broth mixture to the mushrooms and bring to a slow boil allowing it to thicken into a gravy.
Add the patties back into the skillet, coating them with the gravy. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes or so allowing the flavors to merge and the beef to cook completely.
- I've attempted to dice fresh onion into the Salsbury steak patties but the kids don't like it as much. The dried minced onion helps flavor them without the raw-ish onion texture you sometimes get when using fresh.
- The meat mixture will be moist. If it's not too moist I'll add a splash of Worcestershire sauce to it as well.
- If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of water. Too thin, leave the top off when simmering to allow more evaporation or add a bit more oat flour. Just be sure to make it into a slurry first so the flour doesn't get too glumpy.
- The nutritional info for this includes all the gravy ingredients so it's a high estimation based on splitting the gravy 4 ways. We don't usually finish the gravy.
Serving Size 2 Salsbury Steak Patties
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16 g
Total Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 30 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.