Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak served over mashed potatoes and drizzled with gravy

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

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If you’ve never made Salisbury steak at home before, you need to give this Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak a try! It’s tender, juicy, and savory. 

Looking for a delicious, easy, and family-friendly recipe? Look no further than Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak! This dish is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Sometimes you need a rich and hearty meal that is going to fill everyone up! This Salisbury steak meal is that meal! 

So, why not give it a try tonight?

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak served over mashed potatoes and drizzled with gravy

What is Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak?

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak is a classic American dish that typically consists of ground beef, onions, mushroom gravy, and Worcestershire sauce. It is usually served with mashed potatoes or rice. This dish gets its name from Dr. James Henry Salisbury, who developed it in the late 19th century to increase beef intake amongst the general population.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

Check out the recipe card below to ensure you’re including all of the ingredients and the amounts needed. 

  • Ground beef – The meat is going to be the most important part of making Salisbury steak. You can use a different ground meat if you’d like. 
  • Egg – A little egg to help with the coating of the steak is so important. 
  • Panko bread crumbs – If you like the proper breading on your Salisbury steak, then the Panko bread crumbs are necessary. 
  • Milk – This is going to help the steak sauce become nice and creamy. 
  • Mushrooms – You can slice these mushrooms to prepare them for the Salisbury steak. 
  • Yellow onion – Go ahead and make sure the yellow onion is also sliced. 
  • Beef gravy – Use a can of beef gravy or you can make your own. 

How to Make Salisbury Steak Crock Pot Recipe

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly with hands and shape into 6 patties.
  2. Lightly spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and add patties in a single layer. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
  3. Place mushrooms and sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker and add browned patties on top.
  4. Pour gravy and beef broth into a slow cooker and sprinkle Lipton onion soup mix over patties. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  5. Remove patties from the slow cooker and cover to keep warm.
  6. In a small cup, whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth and pour into a slow cooker.
  7. Turn the slow cooker to high, and cook for 5 minutes, occasionally stirring, until the sauce thickens.
  8. Serve patties over mashed potatoes and spoon thickened gravy over patties. Enjoy!
Salisbury steak patties in a white serving bowl with brown gravy, mushrooms, and onions on top

Variation Options

There are many ways that you can change up this recipe to suit your own personal preferences.

  • Don’t like mushrooms? you can easily substitute another vegetable, such as green beans or carrots.
  • If you’re looking for a bit more of a kick, you can add in some additional spices, such as garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika.
  • Make this dish a bit more hearty by adding in some additional protein, such as crumbled bacon or diced ham.

FAQs for Crock Pot Salisbury Steak

How long do I cook?

Cook on low for 4-5 hours.

What other kind of meat can I use?

This slow cooker recipe can easily use ground turkey or ground chicken.

What can I make to go with Salisbury Steak?

Mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, corn, green beans, fried cabbage, rolls, homemade bread, or even sliced white bread all go really well with this Salisbury Steak Crock Pot Recipe.

How to Store the Salisbury Steak

This recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. I like to portion it into individual servings so I can grab and go when I’m ready to eat it.

The next time you’re looking for a savory dish to make the family, this Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak is an excellent contender. It’s so tender and versatile that you can make it any night of the week, and the whole family will love it. 

Close up photo of mashed potatoes, salisbury steak, and mushrooms on a fork

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak served over mashed potatoes and drizzled with gravy

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

April King
If you’ve never made Salisbury steak at home before, you need to give this Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak a try! It’s tender, juicy, and savory. 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Crock Pot, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small yellow onion, sliced
  • 8 oz. beef gravy
  • 3/4 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1 pkg. Lipton Onion soup mix
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. cold water

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly with hands and shape into 6 patties.
  • Lightly spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and add patties in a single layer. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
  • Place mushrooms and sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker and add browned patties on top.
  • Pour gravy and beef broth into slow cooker and sprinkle Lipton onion soup mix over patties. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove patties from the slow cooker and cover to keep warm.
  • In a small cup whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth and pour into slow cooker.
  • Turn slow cooker to high, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens.
  • Serve patties over mashed potatoes and spoons thickened gravy over patties. Enjoy!
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