This is my hubby’s fave dish, but I’m often in a crunch and have no time for anything fancy. This recipe is like a cheat code



  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cans (10.5 oz each) of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 packet (1 oz) dry onion soup mix
  • 1 packet (1 oz) dry au jus mix

Note: For a healthier twist, consider low-sodium soup options and reduce the seasoning packets. Fancy a mushroom variant? Check out our Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy rendition.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the lean ground beef and Italian seasoned breadcrumbs. Mix them well until fully incorporated.
  2. Shape the mixture into oval-shaped patties, typically about 1/2 inch thick. You should be able to make around 6 patties with this amount of meat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the patties and cook them until they are browned on both sides. This should take about 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked patties to a plate and set them aside.
  4. In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium. Add the all-purpose flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1-2 minutes. This will help to create a roux for the gravy.
  5. Gradually whisk in the water, cream of chicken soup, dry onion soup mix, and dry au jus mix. Continue to cook and stir until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. This usually takes about 5 minutes.
  6. Once the gravy has thickened, return the cooked patties to the skillet. Make sure they are submerged in the gravy.
  7. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the patties simmer in the gravy for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and tender.
  8. Serve the Salisbury steak with gravy over mashed potatoes, rice, or your preferred side dish.

Enjoy your homemade Salisbury Steak with Gravy! If you’d like to make a mushroom variant as mentioned in the note, you can add sliced mushrooms to the gravy during step 5 for a delicious twist.


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