Total Time
30 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and about 1/4 cup gravy)

At less than 200 calories per serving, you can feel good about serving this comforting salisbury steak meal to your family.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1/4 cup onion, pepper, salt, garlic, and beef. Shape into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Step 2

Melt butter in pan. Add mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in wine and remaining onion; cook 2 minutes. Combine broth and flour; add to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until thick. Add patties and vinegar to pan; cook 2 minutes.

Chef's Notes

If you're cooking for kids, omit the wine and replace with more beef broth.

Ratings & Reviews


December 23, 2016
This recipe was an option for me on the Cooking Light Diet Plan.  I thought my family would like it since it is a basic recipe with beef.  It was good, but I probably won't make it again.  The patty was rather bland.  The sauce was good and flavorful.  The family said it was a good recipe, but I've tried soooooo many Cooking Light recipes that are better and they would rather have again.

July 20, 2017
Please share with me some other Cooking Light recipes that you

JulzChicago's Review

March 09, 2011
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.

greenebanana's Review

October 15, 2014
Made this for my husband and his friend, the gravy was delicious and smooth, I used a spoonful of cornstarch instead of flour and it made the gravy very silky and thick. Made with a side a mashed potatoes. Perfect meal for a cool, fall night! Will definitely be making again.

neensbeans's Review

January 30, 2011
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.

Tippi1Mitchell's Review

September 15, 2011
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.

Belladonna714's Review

May 11, 2011
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.

sega9445's Review

November 29, 2010
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.

ElleWhite's Review

April 30, 2013
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.

som0902's Review

January 12, 2011
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!