1-Skillet Salisbury Steak Recipe

The solution to your weeknight dinner dilemma is a one-pan meal. Whether it's in a skillet, on a sheet pan, or in a Dutch oven, one-pan meals eliminate the need to wash extra dishes, thus saving you loads of time. And what's one thing we all need more of? Time!

Recipe developer Erin Johnson brings us this recipe for one-skillet Salisbury steak. Johnson agrees with the benefits of keeping clean-up easy, saying "I love meals that can be done in one pan or skillet to help cut down on dishes!" It seems like everyone hates this dreaded chore. Not only is this dish simple in that it requires only one pan, but it's also a "deeply flavored and satisfying meal." Johnson recommends Salisbury steak during "fall, when you want something hearty and warm."

She recommends serving this dish "with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable — a throwback to its TV dinner origins." Although, making a side dish would require another pan to clean... just saying!

Gather your ingredients for 1-skillet Salisbury steak

To make this one-skillet Salisbury steak recipe, you can start by gathering your ingredients. For this recipe you will need ground beef, onions, panko bread crumbs, salt, pepper, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, an egg, ketchup, Dijon mustard, beef broth, garlic, mushrooms, and butter. 

While most of the ingredients are standard, Johnson swears by the addition of the ground mustard. She says "you may not think to add ground mustard to the beef mixture, but it adds a great flavor and makes the entire dish come together."

Form the steak patties and cook them

In a bowl, add the ground beef, ½ of an onion that's been finely diced, the panko, salt, pepper, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, and the egg. Mix all these ingredients well, and form them into oval-shaped patties. Next, heat oil over a heavy skillet. Once hot, add the patties to the pan. Cook for 4 minutes on each side, then remove them from the skillet and set them aside.

Cook the remaining ingredients in the skillet

Slice the remaining onions and add them into the same skillet. Allow the onions to cook until they soften, which should take about 5 minutes. Then, add the remaining teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce as well as the ketchup and Dijon. Stir these ingredients well, making sure to scrape up the cooked bits on the bottom of the skillet. Finally, add in the beef broth, garlic, and mushrooms. Mushrooms can be a controversial food. Johnson notes "if you aren't a fan of mushrooms, you can omit them!"

Return the steak patties to the skillet and simmer

With the sauce simmering, add the butter and the reserved cooked patties to the skillet. Baste the beef patties with the flavorful sauce. Allow the dish to simmer for at least 10 minutes before serving. Johnson suggests "if you want a thicker sauce, add a cornstarch slurry. Mix 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with a cup of the hot broth, then mix in."

1-Skillet Salisbury Steak Recipe
5 from 37 ratings
Not only is this dish simple in that it requires only one pan, but it also has a rich, ultra-satisfying flavor. Serve with mashed potatoes and some greens!
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Salisbury steaks in skillet
Total time: 40 minutes
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 onions, divided
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Mix together the ground beef and ½ of an onion, finely diced.
  2. Add the panko, salt, pepper, mustard, onion, and garlic powders, oregano, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, and the egg to the ground beef.
  3. Mix together until well-combined, then form the meat into oval-shaped patties.
  4. Add a little oil to a heavy skillet and add the beef Patties. Cook for 4 minutes, then flip. Cook an additional 4 minutes. Remove the patties from the skillet.
  5. Add the remaining onion, thinly sliced, to the skillet. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Be sure to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  6. Add the remaining Worcestershire sauce with the ketchup and Dijon. Stir well.
  7. Add the beef broth, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the butter to the skillet and add the meat patties back in. Baste the meat with the butter and stock. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes before serving.
Calories per Serving 292
Total Fat 20.1 g
Saturated Fat 8.5 g
Trans Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 90.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Total Sugars 3.9 g
Sodium 601.8 mg
Protein 17.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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