Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

  • carolfitz Posted: 03/11/11
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    Great gravy, best part of the meal, made to recipe subbing dry sherry for red wine. The patties would have been better with more grated onion. Served with the recommended smashed potatoes & peas. Comfort food on a rainy day.

  • neensbeans Posted: 01/30/11
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    This was a "miss" for us. The steaks are missing a binding agent! We just felt the recipe was missing something, and there are better recipes out there for this simple dinner. While this has potential, I'll look for another recipe next time I want to make Salisbury Steak.

  • emrick14 Posted: 12/21/10
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    Yum! I thought the sauce turned out very yummy with complexity and it came together very quickly. Make sure you don't overcook the "steaks" in the first pass, I thought they got a little tough once I cooked them in the sauce. They didn't pick up the flavor that much. Still the husband and I loved it!! Will definitely make again. I served with CL's Spring Peas with Pancetta and simple mashed potatoes to mix with the sauce. Great!

  • jsd621 Posted: 11/22/10
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    The gravy was very good, but the beef had too much of a "ground beef" flavor. It could have used a bit more flavor additives, such as more onion.

  • EAVarner Posted: 11/20/10
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    Yummy results without a lot of work. Next time I'll probably serve with egg noodles and a salad.

  • som0902 Posted: 01/12/11
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    This was really, really good. The gravy is wonderful. the entire family enjoyed it and I am making it again this weekend. It was an easy family dinner and I didn't change a thing. I served it with mashed potatoes and green beans for a real "Blue-plate special" type meal!

  • DMV1234 Posted: 03/06/11
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    This was absolutely delicious! Loved the gravy and the flavor overall was wonderful. We used 90/10 ground beef and followed the recipe as written, except we took the advice from another reviewer and sliced the mushrooms vs. quartering. Served with sauteed kale - will add mashed potatoes when we eat the leftovers! YUM ! Will definitely make again and again !

  • JenniferEll Posted: 01/13/11
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    AWESOME tasting. Very easy and quick. Would definitely make again

  • sega9445 Posted: 11/29/10
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    Two words: Comfort food. And it was fabulous. I added a little more onion and garlic to give the meat more flavor as the recipe suggested. The gravy was fabulous. I made the smashed potatoes and buttered peas to go with it. My husband gave this rave reviews! Looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow.

  • JIMMIC Posted: 01/10/11
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    I gave this two stars not because it was bad, however I've had better CL Sailsbury Steaks before. There was just no WOW factor to this one. I served it with horseradish mashed potatoes from CL years ago and a spring mix salad.

  • Jackie0000 Posted: 11/30/10
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    Loved it. I made the entire meal and followed the recipes. I especially liked the sautéed peas and shallots dish.

  • 9167111 Posted: 03/29/11
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    Fantastic comfort food... Will make again. I added a little thyme and Worcestershire in the meat and it's great. We love it!

  • hleigh Posted: 12/30/10
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    Great flavor and super easy to put together! We made it with the suggested smashed potatoes and peas. My only (minor) complaint was that I wish there was more sauce. Delicious dinner - will definitely put on the "regulars" list!!

  • meganhalv Posted: 11/23/10
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    I agree with another reviewer that the ground sirloin could have benefitted from some additional onion or other flavors. All in all, this was a tasty and satisfying dish that did not take too long to make. I used a lower-quality Merlot in the dish, and it left an ever-so-slight aftertaste that was mildly unpleasant once the meal was done. I would suggest using a higher quality wine (a tip that is pretty much common sense though!), or using beef broth in place of the wine, as suggested as an alternative by the recipe. I also made the two suggested sides, Herbed Mashed Potatoes and Buttered Peas and they were delicious accompaniments

  • pamofpenna Posted: 12/07/10
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    Not bad not great. Meat tasted like ground beef not all that flavorful. Gravy is good.

  • asafcat Posted: 01/22/11
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    GREAT recipe! My family loved this recipe. The mushroom gravy was delicious!

  • nocandew Posted: 01/01/11
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    Patties on the blandish side, enjoyed the mushrooms. Husband didn't say a word if he liked or not. Not sure if I would make again, but it was a fine recipe.

  • JulzChicago Posted: 03/09/11
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    Loved this. The gravy was one of my favorite parts. I, too, made it with all the suggested accompaniments and loved the potatoes and peas. The potatoes were great to soak up the delicious sauce. Yes, it did have a strong "ground beef" flavor, but that's what it was made from so what do you expect? A great, complete meal.

  • Seapard Posted: 01/06/11
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    Delicious! I subbed ground venison for the sirloin and added about a teaspoon of dried onion flakes to the meat for additional flavor. Gravy is fabulous. Served with honeyed carrots, peas, and garlic mashed potatoes.

  • Tinman Posted: 12/20/10
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    Excellent really. My husband even finished the leftovers!

  • ETFord Posted: 01/13/11
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    This recipe is really delicious. I made the recipe exactly as is with the exception of thinly slicing rather than quartering the mushrooms. A recipe I will make over and over again.

  • Kelleigh Posted: 03/28/11
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    I assume that I need to saute the mushrooms in the beef drippings? I hope so since that is what I have been doing. :) Love this recipe.

  • LindaNJ Posted: 04/02/11
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    I have my brother and future sister in law to thank for this recipe. We had this at their house a couple of months ago and we couldn't believe it was low fat. I made this tonight for my husband and he just loved it.

  • Ursulla Posted: 03/02/11
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    Great place for me to start!! Added bell peppers & sauteed peppers, onion, & garlic before mixing w/ meat. Also, had to add worcestershire sauce. Whole recipe needed more salt & pepper. Left out vinegar and added some thyme to the gravy then doubled the whole thing and made enough for 2 nights and it was fabulous. Also, throw in some whole garlic cloves to your potatoes while they are boiling....yummy!!!

  • One2cook Posted: 05/18/11
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    I wasn't thrilled with this recipe. I think it is best the first day, but leftovers, particularly the meat, completely lost its flavor after one day.

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 05/11/11
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    The flavor of this meal was delicious but it took much longer than expected to make. I used venison in place of sirloin and should have just popped it in the oven after searing to bring to 165 degrees while I finished making the sauce, but instead I followed the recipe and ended up having to stick the entire pan in the oven to bring the meat to temp and all of the sauce evaporated. I served this with the recommended mashed potatoes and peas both also very good. I would make this again but with changes to the cooking technique.

  • TweenyB Posted: 05/10/11
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    My whole family loved this! The peas are YUMMY!

  • EMatthews Posted: 05/28/11
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    Very good. I used too many mushrooms (using up a large package) and it watered down the flavor of my sauce. Next time I'll stick to the recipe as written.

  • lksmithnj Posted: 05/19/11
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    I followed other reviewers suggestions and added more onion and garlic to the ground sirloin, plus I used plain white mushrooms, not cremini. Aside from that I/we wouldn't change a thing in the original recipe. There's plenty of sauce, even with potatoes. The entire recipe is not real difficult nor is it time consuming. I served the salisbury steaks with haricots vert and fingerling potatoes...yummy. And we'll definitely be doing this one again. Very reliable, very tasty. Good solid weeknight family meal!

  • MrnWife05 Posted: 06/18/11
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    This was a solid recipe, next time I will take other's suggestions and add Worcestershire to the meat for some added flavor. Served it with the herbed smashed potatoes and buttered peas with shallots and loved the meal as a whole.

  • SusieMartin Posted: 05/11/11
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    Very delicious...didnt change a thing.

  • jojoreno Posted: 05/23/11
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    This recipe was very good.

  • AMMoore Posted: 05/01/11
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    I took the advice of others and zipped up the sirloin to avoid it being bland. I used Montreal Steak seasoning in place of the black pepper, added some worcestershire, and some hot sauce. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as is. I served it with standard mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. My husband raved and all but licked his plate. He said "this is a do-over for sure".

  • rcturner525 Posted: 05/12/11
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    I thought this was a very good recipe, and my family loved it. I might try to tinker with the steaks a little to give them more flavor; as it was I added 1 tsp of Worchstershire sauce and that was good. I might try adding a little dried thyme next time. My kids loved it, which means it will definitely make it into my rotation! Served with egg noodles and sugar snap peas.

  • srwfromorange Posted: 05/19/11
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    Glad I read the reviews before I made this dish. The cook who said to add more onion and a few drops of both hot sauce & worcestershire, and replace the pepper with Montral Steak Seasoning was spot on. this dish was fab. My husband said it was one of those dishes you could eat too much of, his ultimate compliment. I made the menu as printed, although I only added chives to the potatoes. I also assumed you saute the mushroom in the beef drippings, which I think added the depth of flavor needed here. I used Zynthesis Old Vines Zinfandel Lodi '09 in the dish & we drank the rest with dinner. Great weeknight meal, real comfort food, will surely make again.

  • sarahadams04 Posted: 05/25/11
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    Super easy and tasty!

  • jennrm Posted: 05/26/11
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    This was FANTASTIC!!!!! No leftovers!!! & the gravy, there was plenty & could have drank it! I did not use the red wine or the red wine vinegar & used regular sliced mushrooms. I forgot to mix the flour & beef broth (had already poured the broth in) so I just tossed the flour in & stirred & it was fine. As with all recipes, you need to add your own seasoning a bit to the meat to give it some flavor & I also added worcestershire (I'm a southern girl). DELICIOUS!!! Have shared this receipe with all of my friends & family!

  • Stacie2011 Posted: 06/05/11
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    Absoluely delicious dish! I'd never cooked Salisbury steak before this recipe and don't think I'm going to to make any changes to it anytime soon. My husband was very impressed with my first salisbury steak dinner!! Thank you Cooking Light!!!

  • lanewhitmore Posted: 05/14/11
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    This was by far THE BEST Salisbury steak I have ever made!! With home made mashed potatoes it was awesome! Easy and Yummy!!

  • franMc Posted: 09/30/11
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    So good. Very flavorful and filling. I added about 1 1/2 tsp of onion soup mix to the beef. Plus added some chopped fresh thyme to the gravy and beef mixture. The whole family enjoyed. The gravy came together quickly, and I will use it with other beef dishes.

  • Tippi1Mitchell Posted: 09/15/11
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    The gravy was yummy, even though it never really thickened--so I added corn starch (1:1 ratio of cornstarch to water, mix it in a container and then add it to the mushroom sauce). First time I made this I used ground chuck. Don't do that; I made it today (11/22/11) with ground sirloin, and it was appreciably better, so I just added a star. I'd use the gravy for any other cut of beef--it's that good. I used baby bellas and white button mushrooms, I served this with mashed potatoes so we could mix the gravy into the potatoes. This is a good, solid recipe, kind of comfort food for us. Definitely recommend.

  • staceyguidry05 Posted: 09/20/11
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    very very good!

  • foodieforpeace Posted: 10/30/11
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    This will now be our "go to" salisbury steak recipe. Total comfort food. No changes made to the recipe. Served with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

  • laebrown Posted: 12/21/11
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    I've made this a couple times now. Works great as a fast weekday dinner - a huge hit every time I've made it, and a good use for some cheap red wine you're looking to use up. For a super-fast meal, serve with instant potatoes, rolls, and some microwaved peas/corn. Savory and filling - doesn't taste 'light' at all! :)

  • BeckyJL Posted: 01/25/12
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    This dish is delicious and my whole family likes it. Even the 5 year old! Yum!

  • Barcino Posted: 05/10/12
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    My hubby came wandering into the kitchen and said that smells great. What are you cooking? That's a five star question to me. Thanks for the recipe.

  • ElleWhite Posted: 04/30/13
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    You can't go wrong with hamburger patties smothered in mushroom gravy. It was a really good recipe, though like other, I found my gravy didn't thicken like would've liked. So I added a cornstarch slurry and that was the ticket. I served it with steamed green beans with butter and dill and mashed potatoes and it was so.good.

  • jeffnikkib Posted: 07/22/12
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    This recipe is AMAZING!...and really easy to make too! My whole family loves it!

  • ryanshoney04 Posted: 06/04/12
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    i added some steak seasoning to the meat. i made the pattys a little bigger than i should have. i browned them in a skillet then put them in the over to cook through while i made the gravy. i hate mushrooms but i LOVED the gravy. it was a delicious meal that my husband couldnt get enough of. definitely a keeper!

  • Peggspark Posted: 09/28/12
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    Delicious and easy! I'll be making time and again!

  • mbtm2003 Posted: 10/28/12
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    I think I finally found the secret to making a really good Salisbury steak!! Thank you, Cooking Light!!!!! :-) Because of medication issues, I couldn't use the red wine called for, so I substituted what I had on hand - red wine vinegar with pomegranate juice. It was delicious and everyone, including my niece who can sometimes be a little picky, loved it. This recipe is mostly definitely a keeper. I do agree that that the gravy is just a bit too thin so I will increase the amount of flour the next time I make this.

  • MaryKan Posted: 10/26/12
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    I used onion instead of mushrooms because it was what I had on hand. Also, I omitted wine and replaced with Beef Broth. Fantastic! My husband loved it.

  • hammonl Posted: 08/09/12
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    This recipe is definitely a keeper. I used regular mushrooms and sliced them. Other than than, I used the recipe as given and it was wonderful. As an earlier reviewer noted, it didn't thicken so I added 1 Tbsp. cornstarch stirred into an equal amount of water and it was fine. The gravy had a great flavor, and there was enough to serve over the steaks and potatoes.

  • mariekt Posted: 05/09/12
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    I like this recipe. I would not add vinegar and I also use sweet Marsala wine to the dish.

  • lperejma Posted: 06/13/12
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    I thought this was rather blend and the gravy didn't really thicken well to stay on the salisbusry steak.

  • JKL033 Posted: 05/25/12
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    Just came across this recipe and made it last night. It was quick and delicious. I agree with other reviewers and will add something more to the burger next time around, probably Worcestershire. The sauce had a wonderful rich flavor - I did add more onions and garlic as per our preference. Will definitely make again.

  • Gettinthere46 Posted: 01/24/14
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    The whole family loved this. I omitted the wine and used beef broth instead. Cremini mushrooms are WAY too expensive so I used button mushrooms and they were awesome. Served over mashed potatoes with side of fresh green beans. Perfect.

  • bethf1 Posted: 10/04/13
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    Really good recipe. I used 2 cups of beef broth, but no wine. The flour didn't work very well as a thickening agent, so I used corn starch instead.

  • Jovibutters Posted: 01/15/14
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    Beef was fine but gravy was very bland.

  • morknotmindy Posted: 01/07/14
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    This is a favorite for our family. I use ground turkey rather than beef and add a little Worcestershire to the meat to give it a little more flavor. I also amp up the garlic and onion as well.

  • segan101 Posted: 10/06/13
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    The sauce was great.

  • IreneG Posted: 07/07/13
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    Love this recipe! I omitted the wine and used extra broth and also substituted cornstarch for the flour. Plenty of sauce to pour over mashed potatoes too. Will definitely make this again and again!

  • PeggyHenderson Posted: 09/30/13
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    I made this last night with some of the suggestions. Added extra grated onion, fresh thyme, and 1/4 cup egg beaters. They were delicious and moist. The Egg Beaters helped them hold together. The gravy is fabulous!! Will definitely make again

  • snoopy66 Posted: 02/11/14
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    This is a good recipe, but I agree with other reviewers that the "steak" needs more flavor. I added about 2 Tbs. of Worcestershire to the mixture and it still needs something else, maybe more onion or garlic. The sauce was good. It was fairly quick and easy, so I would try again with some additions for more flavor.

  • Emz101 Posted: 01/04/14
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    This was AWFUL. Dry, flavorless and disgusting!! I had to cut the beef up throw it in with a can of tomato soup to save it. Dont waste your time on this.

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