French Onion Salisbury Steak- tender ground beef patties are covered in cheese and a deliciously flavored onion gravy. Serve over mashed potatoes for a wonderfully comforting meal.
Everything gets cooked in one pan for easy clean-up. Salisbury Steak is one of my favorite meals to make with ground beef. When it comes to family meals, ground beef recipes are a real winner. Such an economical way to feed a family of hungry eaters.
This recipe has lots of onion flavor. The ground beef patties are pretty standard with a few panko crumbs as filler and an egg as binder, plus a few seasonings. I like to top these French Onion Salisbury Steak patties with both Parmesan cheese and provolone cheese. You could use swiss or gruyere instead of provolone.
Two large onions cooked in butter form the base of the gravy. A little thyme and tomato paste add additional flavor.
French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe Tips
- I like to use ground beef that is 80 to 85% lean. Any leaner and you won’t have enough fat to keep the patties really juicy.
- Optional- add 1/4 cup of red wine to the gravy when you add the broth.
- You need one large skillet/pan for this recipe. You’ll cook the patties in it and remove them, leaving all the juices for flavor. Then cook the onions, make the gravy, and return the patties to the sauce. Add the cheese and simmer utnil the patties are cooked through and the cheese is melted.
What To Serve With Salisbury Steak
Try These Other Ground Beef Favorites
- Salisbury Steak
- Hamburger Steak Skillet Casserole
- Hamburger Steak with Country Gravy
- Ground Beef Stroganoff
- Crock Pot Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil plus 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80 to 85% lean)
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup Panko crumbs
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 large sweet onions, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
- 5 thin slices provolone cheese
- In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, egg, Panko crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parsley.
- Shape mixture into 5 oval patties.
- Heat 1 teaspoon of oil and 1 teaspoon of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef patties and cook 4 minutes per side.Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add the 4 tablespoons of butter and melt over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes. Turn heat down if they start to burn.Stir in the sugar when they are about halfway cooked.
- Sprinkle the flour into the skillet. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
- Gradually whisk in the broth and bring to a simmer.Stir in the tomato paste and thyme.
- Place ground beef patties back in skillet.Check gravy for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top of each patty.
- Fold each piece of Provolone cheese and half and place one on top of each patty.
- Turn heat down to low. Cover pan for a minute of two to melt the cheese. You can use aluminum foil if you don't have a lid.