Chef John's Salisbury Steak
Reminisce on TV dinners with Chef John's version of the all-American favorite, Salisbury steak, with a gravy that's delicious on just about anything.
Hamburger salisbury steak with gravy is a classic dinner that is inexpensive and so easy to make. Find the best recipes here!
I'm a big fan of Chef John, and have never made any of his recipes I didn't like. Until now. With two tablespoons of catsup in the ground beef, and another 2 in the gravy, it made everything SWEET -- both the "steaks" and the gravy were sweet and lacking seasoning. I have loved and eaten Salisbury Steak in school cafeterias as well as TV dinners over my 73 years of life, and never encountered anything but savory flavors.
An easy-to-make classic featuring tasty hamburger 'steaks' smothered in gravy and onions. It's a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand!
Seasoned beef patties are simmered in a homemade mushroom and onion sauce to make this classic, comforting dish. Serve it with potatoes or rice.
These Salisbury steak recipes cover all the savory bases, highlighting a variety of seasoning options and cooking methods, from skillet to slow cooker, oven-baked to Instant Pot.
After we travel, Hubs and I crave an old-fashioned, comfort food dinner. I was on a plane at 37,000 ft. when I came across this recipe and couldn’t wait to get home to make it. I agree with Lisa completely, that this is reminiscent of an old-fashioned TV dinner, those with the aluminum trays, designed before the advent of microwave ovens. When I was a young girl, I remember a rare treat was to accompany Mom to the grocery store and choose a TV dinner. My favorite was Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and corn (the deluxe version included a really awful brownie). This is what we craved, and this is what I attempted to recreate tonight with this recipe. In other words, I had no illusions that it would taste like anything else, and I was not disappointed. In keeping with that memory, I used cornstarch rather than flour for the gravy, as I remember those TV dinners having a translucent gravy. I cooked the heck out of the onions, until they were nearly caramelized - sweet, soft and so good. I cooked them sepa
It is not a bad recipe. However, it is too mustard forward which the TV dinner did not have in it taste wise. In addition, I think ketchup in the gravy should be replaced with tomatoe paste. But don't get me wrong, this is good as is. Just different than what you expect from trying to match the tv dinner. Hey, Chef John: The TV dinner concluded with the best part-- the brownie. Where is the brownie recipe?