Growing up, one of the highlights of my meals at home was the delicious Salisbury steak my mom prepared. This dish evokes nostalgic memories from my childhood, and I feel fortunate to relish it even today. With the magic of slow cooking, you can recreate this delightful meal without having to stand over the stove. Perfect for those bustling weekdays!
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
For the Patties:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 crushed garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the Gravy:
1 small sliced onion
6 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 brown gravy mix packet
1 tablespoon ketchup (optional)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
For the patties: Combine all the listed ingredients and shape them into patties around 3/4 inch thick.
Spread the sliced onions and mushrooms at the base of your slow cooker.
Using a skillet, sear the patties on both sides until they get a nice brown hue. Though you can place the patties directly into the slow cooker, browning them initially enhances their flavor. Once done, place them atop the mushroom and onion layer in the slow cooker.
Except for the cornstarch, blend all the remaining gravy ingredients and pour them over the meat and veggies. Seal the slow cooker and set it to low heat. Let it cook for around 5 hours.
Post 5 hours, take out the patties. Turn the slow cooker setting to high. Introduce the cornstarch, whisking it in and letting it cook until the gravy achieves a thicker consistency.
Dip the patties back into the slow cooker, ensuring they get a good coating of the sauce. Serve and enjoy!
Whether you’ve had it before or are trying it for the first time, this Salisbury steak will surely warm your heart and fill your belly. Enjoy!