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Crockpot Salisbury Steak

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Craving a warm slow cooked dinner? Then try our crockpot Salisbury steak. Slow simmered beef patties with a savory mushroom gravy!

Sometimes you just crave a slow cooked meal. However, not everyone wants to spend all day standing over a hot stove.

On days like that, it’s great to have a slow cooker. Today’s crockpot Salisbury steak is the perfect recipe for a lazy day.

It features tender beef simmered in a yummy mushroom and onion gravy. Sounds good right? Well, let’s get started then!

Four large Salisbury steaks in a crockpot with mushroom gravy.

How to make crockpot Salisbury steak?

First, start prepping the ingredients. Dice the veggies, open the soup, you get the idea.

Ground beef and other ingredients in a large glass mixing bowl.

After that, grab a large mixing bowl and toss in the ground beef, cracked egg, breadcrumbs, diced onion, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.

Next, use your hands or a spoon to mix everything together. Form the mixture into four (4) equal sized patties. Place them on a plate.

The ground beef and other ingredients have been properly combined.

If you look at the photo, each patty kind of looks like a mini meatloaf.

Afterward, place your skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Once it’s warm, cook the Salisbury steaks for about five (5) minutes on each side.

This will help them stay together as they cook in your crockpot.

The beef mixture has been formed into four Salisbury steaks.

Meanwhile, in a another large mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, packets of au jus and brown gravy, dried thyme, and beef broth.

I recommend using a whisk to blend everything together.

The beef placed on top of the mushrooms in the crockpot.

Then, grab your crockpot and layer in the following ingredients in this order: half the mushrooms and onions, the Salisbury steaks, the remaining mushrooms and onions, and finally pour the broth mixture over everything.

Last, place the lid on the crockpot and let the Salisbury steaks cook on high for two and half (2.5) to three (3) hours.

The soup mixture has been poured over the beef and veggies.

Once done, serve them with sides of your choice. That’s it, your crockpot Salisbury steaks are done!

Kim and I hope you enjoy this recipe and wish you all the best 🙂

The crockpot Salisbury steaks have cooked and are ready to serve.

Recipe Tips:

  • You can use the low heat setting on your slow cooker. With that being said, it will take four (4) to five (5) hours to fully cook.
  • I do not recommend skipping the skillet step; because, the crockpot Salisbury steaks might fall apart in the slow cooker.
  • For the stove-top version of this dish, checkout our homemade Salisbury steak recipe.
One cooked Salisbury steak being lifted from the slow cooker.

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One cooked Salisbury steak being lifted from the slow cooker.

Crockpot Salisbury Steak

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Craving a warm slow cooked dinner? Then try our crockpot Salisbury steak. Slow simmered beef patties with a savory mushroom gravy!

Ingredients

Salisbury Steaks

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef, (we used 93/7)
  • 1 Large Egg, (lightly beaten)
  • 1/3 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup White Onion, (finely diced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, (or less to taste)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil, (your choice)

Gravy

  • 10.5 Ounces Cream of Mushroom Soup, (canned or homemade)
  • 1 Ounce Au Jus Mix, (one ((1)) packet)
  • .87 Ounce Brown Gravy Mix, (packet from the store at .87 ounces will work)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Beef Broth, (or water)
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Dried Thyme, (or less to taste)

Crockpot Vegetables

  • 8 Ounces Mushrooms, (sliced)
  • 1 Cup White Onion, (sliced)

Instructions

Salisbury Steaks

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into 4 equal sized, oval shaped patties.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook the patties for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Set the steaks aside on a plate.

Gravy

  1. In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the cream of mushroom soup, au jus mix, brown gravy mix, broth, and dried thyme. Set aside.

Assembly and Cooking

  1. Layer half the sliced onions and mushrooms evenly over the bottom of the crockpot. Place the steak patties on top of the onions and mushrooms in an even layer. Next, top with the remaining onions and mushrooms. Last, pour the gravy mixture over everything.
  2. Add the lid to the crockpot and refrain from opening the lid while the food cooks. Cook the Salisbury steaks on high for 2 ½ to 3 hours or low for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Serve the steak and gravy hot over mashed potatoes.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based the best available information and the ingredients listed. A serving size consists of one (1), four (4) ounce Salisbury steak with about half (.5) cup of gravy. Actual calories will vary. leftovers can be stored in a sealed container, in your fridge, for about three (3) days.

**Notes**

One (1) small packet of brown gravy mix from your local store should be about one (1) ounce. Use the whole packet. 

Due to the dry mixes and soup in the recipe, you may want to wait and add salt at the end of the cooking process. Otherwise, you might find the dish too salty.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 10gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 1168mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 27g

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Suzanna

Monday 25th of January 2021

Hello there! I’ve been cooking over 35 years, tried about a dozen hamburger gravy/Salisbury steak recipes and this by far, hands down is the BESTEST one out there. It’s perfect, and the only change is we double the mushrooms, lol...Thanks to the extra gravy, we also add in meatballs afterwards and serve over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes for a next day meal! Thanks for sharing this delicious & wonderful recipe; it’s a keeper and I’ve shared your link with others. Have a pleasant, safe & healthy 2021!!

John

Monday 25th of January 2021

Good Morning Suzanna, thank you for the wonderful comment! We're thrilled to hear you enjoy the salisbury steak recipe. Kim and I hope you and your family have a lovely day :)

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