Salisbury Steak in Onion Gravy

Sear the beef patties for 3-4 minutes a side then pour in the brown onion gravy and simmer to perfection.
This is a very retro dish that I have had several requests for.   This is by far the best version I have come up with and my husband loves Salisbury Steak and he loved this one!    I saw the recipe on and liked what I saw,  this is my version.

Ingredients for Salisbury Steak in Onion Gravy:

3 sweet onions diced
2 T. butter
3 T. flour
3 C. beef broth
1/2 C. dry red wine (optional)
1 T. tomato paste
1 t. cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Onions, butter, salt, and pepper perfumes the kitchen.
To make the gravy:  Heat the butter in a large heavy bottomed skillet or saute pan.  Add the onions and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally.

The broth, wine, and flavorings melt together in this dish of the ages.
Meanwhile in a medium bowl add the broth, wine, tomato paste, and vinegar together and stir well.  Salt and pepper the onions and when they have turned a honey brown add 1/4 to 1/2 C of the broth mixture and reduce the heat they cover and simmer 25-30 minutes.  Most of the liquid will cook away by now so add the flour and stir until it is cooked.  About 3-4 minutes.  Add the remaining liquid and keep stirring until a lovely gravy/sauce has formed.  Simmer over lowest heat stirring occasionally until the meat patties are ready.

(Thanks to Sue from the Iowa Housewife for reminding me I had a senior moment and left this off my directions.  THANK YOU!)

Meanwhile while the sauce simmers form the Salisbury Steaks as follows:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 C. cooked white rice
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
2 clove fresh minced garlic
2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 C. rough chop fresh parsley
1/4 t. thyme
2 T. olive oil

Mix the beef,  rice,  egg yolk,  salt,  pepper,  garlic,  Worcestershire Sauce,  parsley, and thyme in a bowl.  Then form into 4 oval patties about 3/4 " thick.  Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and sear the patties about 3-4 minutes a side until a brown crust forma.  Pour the brown onion gravy over the patties and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.  Serve warm with mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice.  Yield 4 large servings.


Almost forgot!! Picked our first tomato of the season on Monday!! EEEhaw!! Nothing better than a home grown Indiana tomato.


Sue said...

Wow! Nothing like those first tomatoes and cucumbers.

Sue said...

Can you explain when you use the 3 Tbsp flour and also if you only add 1/4 to 1/2 cup broth to the onions, what do you do with the rest of the broth. I'm guessing it all goes in the onions to make the gravy eventually. Sounds yummy!

Diane Cosby said...

ooops must have had a senior moment!! Thanks Sue!!

city said...

thanks for sharing.