Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak is a delicious and easy to make recipe. Flavorful beef patties with tasty seasonings, cooked in a yummy brown gravy. Crock Pot Salisbury Steaks are a family favorite recipe.
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
This is one of those recipes from my youth. I remember the Salisbury steaks as a school lunch, and they were in those frozen TV dinners we sometimes had. Now you can make Salisbury Steaks in your Crock Pot. It’s easy!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SALISBURY STEAK AND A HAMBURGER?
Hamburgers are basically a ground beef patty seasoned with salt & pepper, grilled or fried, and served on a bun with condiments.
Salisbury Steaks, named for the man who first came up with the recipe, are smaller patties, more heavily seasoned, and cooked in the gravy.
The seasonings usually include onion, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, and more. Almost like meatloaf, though no milk.
What goes with Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak?
I like to serve Salisbury Steaks with mashed potatoes. Gotta make use of all that wonderful gravy! You could also serve them over rice, cauliflower rice, etc.
Since these crock pot Salisbury Steaks are rich and beefy, a lighter vegetable like a salad, corn, or green beans goes really well with them.
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks with Gravy are easy to put together. Just combine the ingredients as in a meatloaf.
Then form the patties, brown them and then the onion and add them to the crock.
Mix up the gravy ingredients and pour it over the patties, cook, then thicken the gravy at the end. Easy!
Do I need to use the wine?
Not necessarily, but use it if you can as it adds such good depth of flavor to the gravy. You can also use cooking sherry, unsweetened grape or pomegranate juice, or just more beef broth.
What if I don’t want to use mushrooms?
No problem. Just omit them. They do add a nice earthy flavor to the gravy, but if you don’t like mushrooms, you can leave them out.
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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak is a delicious and easy to make recipe. Flavorful beef patties with tasty seasonings, cooked in a yummy brown gravy.
- 1 lg Egg
- 1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
- 2 Tbsp Dried Parsley
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
- 1 lb Ground Beef*
- 1 lb Ground Sausage*
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 8 oz Mushrooms, sliced
- 1 (10.5 oz) can Beef Consommé
- 1/3 cup Red Wine
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/3 cup Ketchup
- 2 cloves Garlic, pressed or grated
- 3-4 Tbsp Corn Starch
- 4 Tbsp Cold Water
In a large bowl, mix together the egg, bread crumbs, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, thyme, ground beef, and ground sausage.
Form 8 patties and set them on a plate.
Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high, then add the olive oil.
Brown the patties on both sides, but don't cook all the way through. Set them on a plate.
After browning the patties, remove excess grease and add the butter to the pan. Then add the onions and cook them until tender.
Place the patties in the crock, then add the onion over them. Add the mushrooms.
In a 4 cup measuring cup, add the beef consommé, wine, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and garlic. Whisk together well and pour over the meat in the crock.
Cook on High for 3-4 hours, or Low for 6-7 hours.
Whisk together the corn starch and water until dissolved. Stir into the gravy and replace the lid.
Cook on High until the gravy thickens.
Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.
*You can use all beef or any combination of ground beef and ground sausage.
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Do you have to brown the hamburger before putting in the crockpot?
I recommend doing so.
When do you add the corn starch ?
Step 9 in the recipe. About 45 minutes before serving.
Thank you! Wow, this was really delicious, and the gravy was gorgeous. I used 2 lbs of ground beef and 1/3 cup of sherry instead of the red wine, and cooked for 4 hrs on high. For us it served more like 4 adults, because the patties really cooked down and everyone had to have two a piece! Could this easily be doubled to feed a crowd?
Yes, you can double it. A lower fat meat won’t shrink as much, if you want to try that.
Made this last year for the first time to have something ready to eat after our community golf cart Christmas parade. I’ll be making it again for the same reason this year, only this time I’m making it a tradition.
Do you have to put the wine in
No, you can use beef broth
So delicious!! I made the recipe as directed and even bought a bottle of red wine just for this recipe, and I wouldn’t change a thing!! My husband raved about it, and even my extremely picky 8 year old gave me a thumbs up (I made sure he didn’t have any onions or mushrooms on his)! I will be making this again and again!!!
That’s great! Thank you for your review!
Would cube steak be a good substitute for the patties?
You could try it. I haven’t tried that.
We all loved this! I will make it again.