Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

This slow cooker Salisbury steak recipe is easy, tasty, and simply the best. The creamy mushroom gravy is so rich and comforts the soul.  The hamburger patties are made from scratch then fried before adding to the Crockpot.  To finish the Salisbury steak recipe, the patties are cooked in the slow cooker with a few other simple ingredients for magical results.  It all helps turn a brown sauce into a lovely mushroom and onion gravy that is to die for.   All you need are mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable to make a completely amazing meal.

Hamburger meat that is seasoned and fillers added helps it stay together and not fall apart.  This is what is used for a traditional Salisbury steak recipe, not cubed steak.  Cubed steak is better saved and used for chicken-fried steak or other recipes. Salisbury steak is a version of Hamburg steak, made famous by migrating Germans (called Frikadelle in Germany) and became quite popular in the 19th century.  Through changes along the way, the hamburger patties were fried, and then a brown sauce was added to become what have known for over a century as Salisbury steak.  It was named after a physician and you can learn more here about James H Salisbury. 

 

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak plated with mashed potatoes and peas
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

 

 

How to Make Homemade Salisbury Steak

You will need ground beef, onion soup mix, breadcrumbs, an egg, milk, cream of mushroom soup, water, and optional mushrooms for this recipe.  Many ingredients are staple or pantry items which makes this a simple recipe that can often be made without a special run to the grocery store.  This recipe may be made in a slow cooker versus the frying pan but it still has the traditional old-fashioned Salisbury steak goodness.

 

Mix the Hamburger Pattie Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef,  1/2 of the onion soup mix, bread crumbs, milk, and egg. Use your hands to mix well.

To make this a low-carb & gluten-free Salisbury steak recipe, omit the bread crumbs and replace them with 1/4 c almond flour and 1/4 c parmesan cheese combo.  Also, use a gluten-free condensed soup like Progresso. It would be about 5g carbs per patty with a little bit of gravy instead.

Form 6 oval-shaped flat (Salisbury steak) patties with your hands.  Sprinkle each with salt and pepper on each side.

 

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak meat mixture
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak meat mixture

 

Pan-Fry the Salisbury Steaks

Heat a large frying pan with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 2-3 patties to the pan, don’t overcrowd.  Cook about 3 minutes for each side, until brown.  When done, remove from the pan carefully and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Continue with the remaining patties to cook and drain.

 

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak pan frying the steaks
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak pan-frying the steaks

 

Prepare the Slow Cooker to Cook the Salisbury Steaks and Gravy

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 the onion soup mix, and water. Whisk to combine.

To the bottom of the Crockpot insert, place 3 patties in a single layer.  Add half the soup mix evenly over the patties.  Next, add the remaining patties in a layer also. If adding mushrooms, do so now.  Finally, add the last half of the soup mixture to the top and spread evenly over the top.

Put the lid on the slow cooker. Set for 4 hours on low.

 

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak stacking everything in the crock
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak stacking everything in the crock

 

What to Serve with Salisbury Steak

Let the Crockpot stay in the warm setting when done to make your additional sides. You can skim some of the fat off the top if you wish but stir it back in for a rich and amazing gravy that goes wonderful with mashed potatoes.
Other recipes that would be good with this recipe include:
Enjoy!

 

 

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Ready to enjoy with mashed potatoes and peas
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak ready to enjoy with mashed potatoes and peas

 

 

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

Angela
This slow cooker Salisbury steak recipe is easy, tasty, and simply the best. The creamy mushroom gravy is so rich and comforts the soul.  
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 LBS ground beef 80/20
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 C bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C milk
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup 10.75 ounce size
  • 1/2 can water
  • 1 C sliced mushrooms optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef,  1/2 of the onion soup mix, bread crumbs, milk, and egg. Use your hands to mix well.
  • Form 6 oval-shaped flat (Salisbury steak) patties with your hands.  Sprinkle each with salt and pepper on each side.
  • Heat a large frying pan with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 3 patties to the pan, don’t overcrowd.  Cook about 3 minutes each side, until brown.  When done, remove from the pan carefully and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Continue with the remaining patties to cook and drain.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 the onion soup mix, and water. Whisk to combine.
  • To the bottom of the Crockpot insert, place 3 patties in a single layer.  Add half the soup mix evenly over the patties.  Next, add the remaining patties in a layer also. If adding mushrooms, do so now.  Finally, add the last half of the soup mixture to the top and spread evenly over the top. Put the lid on the slow cooker. Set for 4 hours on low.
  • Let stay on warm when done to make your additional sides. You can skim some of the fat off the top if you wish but stir it back in for a rich and amazing gravy that goes wonderful with mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving  
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.7g 25%
Saturated Fat 6.4g 32%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 571mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 11.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Total Sugars 1.9g  
Protein 23.5g  
Vitamin D 3mcg 13%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 357mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Keyword crockpot, easy, slow cooker, weeknight

 

 

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