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Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak is an amazing 30 minute comfort food, basted in the most delicious gravy that makes everything over the top great. Made with vegan ground beef this tastes better than the classic dish and any TV dinner you can imagine. Meaty, hearty, savory and absolutely satisfying, packed with the most amazing steak seasoning. You know this is a winner that everyone will be raving about in no time.

Closeup of a portion of the Salisbury Steak served with mashed potatoes.

I am truly always into something comforting simmering in a great sauce like this Cheeseburger Soup, my Broccoli Bake, the Southern Mac and Cheese, or my Baked Ziti

Now this Salisbury Steak recipe will be a favorite for everyone. You will be surprised how good this tastes, just like in a restaurant, but the preparation comes together in a breeze. It is so easy.

Some recipes use onions. That is amazing and seriously yummy, but it does take a bit longer to caramelize onions for the final result. I keep it really simple and use almost the same ingredients in the patties and gravy.

Rich in flavor: the sauce and patties are really meant for each other.

You can see that you can make this gourmet meal straightforward with step by step pictures. Saves a lot of time and guarantees a great result.

The steak sauce is a keeper for many things and so good. You will find yourself using it often.

Ingredients for making this vegan Salisbury Steak are assembled on a wooden board.

What is the difference between a Salisbury steak and a hamburger steak?

You can tell a Salisbury Steak is made with more robust ingredients like breadcrumbs, lots of seasonings, sauce and so versatile served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes or pasta.

While on the other hand hamburger steak often only contains a pinch salt and pepper, served on a bun.

Vegan beef patties are prepared and fired in a mix of butter and olive oil.

What you need for this Salisbury steak recipe:

Vegan ground beef — this is really close to the real deal and taste so great while having the right texture.

Dairy free butter and olive oil: they both make the flavors seriously so delicious. The butter adds a lot of buttery flavor and makes any dish comforting and rich that doesn’t reach any oil along. Olive oil gives an intensive aroma which is amazing together with the buttery flavors. Also oil has a higher smoke point than butter. Both together taste so good and don’t raise the smoke point.

Tamari sauce and ketchup are a really great alternative to Worchester sauce. You have the great umami flavor with sweet notes from ketchup delicious.

Mushrooms add a great texture and really compliment the umami flavors.

Mushroom slices are sautéed in vegan butter.

Breadcrumbs: have a great function as binder for more substance for the patties.

Vegetable broth: makes a great base for the gravy.

Mustard: compliments the other ingredients greatly and make it tastier than ever.

Garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika and Italian herbs are what it takes to make a great seasoning for each bite of this Salisbury Steak, yum.

Before and after views of making the mushroom gravy.

How to make Salisbury Steak

Start with the patties.

Combine vegan ground beef with garlic, onion powder, mustard, smoked paprika, ketchup, tamari, Italian Herbs. Then season with a pinch of salt and pepperoni mix in the breadcrumbs.

Form 3 equally 3/4 inch thick patties from the mixture. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil with 2 Tbsp dairy free butter in a pan. Then add patties and fry then for 3 minutes from each side. When done, remove them and set them aside. Leave fat in the pan because it holds the flavors.

The prefried vegan steaks are added into a pan with the gravy and basted with it.

For the gravy: Heat remaining butter then add mushrooms with the garlic and onion powder. Cook them until browned. Next mix 2 tsp vegetable broth with 1 tsp cornstarch and set aside.

Add remaining vegetable broth and ketchup, mustard, smoked paprika to the pan. Bring to a simmer and whisk in the corn starch slurry. When thickened, season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Now it is time to return the patties to the gravy, and baste gravy with a spoon over patties. Finally, cook the Salisbury Steak for 5 minutes more, then serve hot on plates, yum.

Three Salisbury Steaks in a pan with mushroom gravy.

Freezer instructions and storage

I find the patties and gravy taste great fresh, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 3 days. You can simply reheat them in the microwave.

Further, it is possible to freeze Salisbury Steak for around 2 months put in a freezer friendly container, cooked or uncooked.

I would suggest to make the gravy right before and freezing it separate from the patties.

Collage of two pictures of the Salisbury Steak with recipe title text.

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Enjoy, Florian.

Three Salisbury Steaks in a pan with mushroom gravy.

Salisbury Steak

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Salisbury Steak is an amazing 30 minute comfort food, basted in the most delicious gravy that makes everything over the top great. Made with vegan ground beef this tastes better than the classic dish and any TV dinner you can imagine. Meaty, hearty, savory and absolutely satisfying, packed with the most amazing steak seasoning. You know this is a winner that everyone will be raving about in no time.

Ingredients

For the Steaks:

  • 10 oz vegan ground beef
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (use gf, if you want to)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp dairy free butter
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Tamari
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt, pepper to taste

For the Gravy:

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 3 Tbsp dairy free butter
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the steaks: combine vegan ground beef with breadcrumbs, onion, garlic powder, smoked paprika, mustard, ketchup, tamari, Italian herbs season with a pinch and pepper.
  2. Form 3 patties, each about 3/4 inch thick and with slightly oval shape. Heat butter and olive oil in a pan, then add patties and cook them from each side for around 3 minutes. Take the steaks out and set them aside. Don't remove the fat from the pan. So many yummy flavors which are so amazing for making the sauce.
  1. Make the gravy: add remaining butter to the already used pan, and give the mushrooms to it together with garlic and onion powder as well as smoked paprika. Cook until the mushrooms are browned.
  2. Now take 2 tsp of the vegetable broth mix with 1 tsp cornstarch to make a slurry. Give the remaining vegetable broth to the mushrooms. Mix in ketchup, Italian herbs, tamari, and slurry.
  3. Bring to a simmer until everything is thickened. Add the patties back to the pan, baste with gravy and let the Salisbury Steak cook for around 5 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 steak
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 2676mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 29g
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