Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak is a comforting and classic dish that’s easy to prepare. Here’s a delicious recipe for making it in your slow cooker:


For the Salisbury Steak Patties:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Gravy:

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Thickening the Gravy (optional):

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


1. Make the Salisbury Steak Patties:

  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, chopped onions, minced garlic, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, dried mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • Shape the mixture into oval or round patties, about 4-6 patties depending on your preferred size.

2. Brown the Patties:

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the patties on both sides until they are nicely seared. This step adds flavor to the patties but can be skipped if you’re short on time.

3. Prepare the Gravy:

  • In the slow cooker, layer the sliced mushrooms and onions.
  • Place the browned Salisbury steak patties on top of the vegetables.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the beef broth, flour, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper until well combined. Pour this mixture over the patties.

4. Slow Cook:

  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the Salisbury steak is cooked through and the flavors meld together.

5. Optional: Thicken the Gravy:

  • If you prefer a thicker gravy, about 30 minutes before serving, mix water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker and let it cook until the gravy thickens.

6. Serve:

  • Serve the Salisbury steak patties with the mushroom and onion gravy over mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles.

Enjoy this slow cooker Salisbury Steak as a cozy and satisfying comfort food meal!

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